Melanie Dixon DipION mBANT CNHC
I am a fully qualified and registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, having studied for four years at the internationally renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, graduating with a distinction in 2020. In 2021, I also achieved accreditation as a SIBO-Doctor-Approved Practitioner. My special interest lies in functional gut health and disorders although I support clients with a wide range of health issues.
I am registered with BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and abide by their codes of practice.
I am fully trained and experienced in reviewing the most recent scientific evidence-based research to support my clients with nutrition and lifestyle changes. Registered with professional supplement and functional testing laboratories, I am able to provide a highly personalised functional medicine approach to be able to target specific therapy to suit my clients' individual needs.
My base is in my home county of Cornwall in the City of Truro where my family roots lie, seeing clients both face-to-face and remotely via Zoom in a professional, confidential environment from my office in the Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre.
How Foreshore Nutrition began...
Having been a medical secretary for over 25 years, a turning point in my life led me to pursue a career in nutrition.
I had always considered myself generally fit and well (aside from childhood eczema, asthma, glandular fever...) not giving much thought to food and diet but eating fairly healthily, until I became very unwell with Salmonella infection following a holiday abroad in 2003. This triggered issues of severe abdominal bloating, pain and food sensitivity, leading to a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. I spent many years trying to find the trigger foods, trying elimination diets and taking various medications with little effect and it completely took over my life.
When I reached 40, I took the decision to change my career and focus on my newfound passion for nutrition. I enrolled as a remote learner on the Science Access Course at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and went on to complete my three year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. During this time, I had also been diagnosed with adenomyosis and fibroids, two equally debilitating conditions. Through my newfound knowledge, I have been able to manage all my health issues naturally through nutrition and lifestyle changes. I still have the occasional flare up but I know that I can control my symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life.
My only wish is that I had discovered the power of food before...I firmly believe that digestive wellness is the key to good health. Now I love being able to share my knowledge of nutrition with my clients, supporting them in their journey in the hope that even the smallest of changes may just turn their lives around too.
Foreshore Nutrition Mission...
To share knowledge, provide support and empower individuals to make positive changes towards long-term optimal health and well-being through a personalised nutrition and lifestyle approach