Joan Faria

Nutritional Therapy

WIBN Groups

Biography

I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and owner of Empowered Nutrition. As my business name suggests, I specialise in helping people living with chronic health conditions to feel empowered to take control of their health rather than feeling resigned to be limited by it.

I run a busy online clinic seeing clients with health issues from diabetes to IBS, thyroid problems to cancer. I have a particular interest in supporting women through and after breast cancer treatment, as this is something that I have been through myself. Being seriously ill myself was the wake-up call I needed to change my own diet and lifestyle, so I fully understand the challenges that come with making change and I love to guide and support clients through that process. I love nothing more than to see clients' lives begin to transform as they make step-by-step nutrition and lifestyle changes.

I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and registered with the Complementary & Healthcare Council (CNHC). I practise in accordance with the functional medicine model, which involves finding and addressing the root causes of ill health, rather than just dealing with symptoms. This may involve testing if appropriate to determine underlying causes of ill health.