Wendy Urwin

Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

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Wendy’s passion for nutrition stems from her personal experience of debilitating fatigue, chronic Candida infection, severe IBS and food intolerance. Medically there was ‘nothing wrong’ but she was incapacitated. Nutrition and lifestyle medicine restored her health and saved her sanity.

She studied for two years on a full-time postgraduate MSc Nutritional Therapy course to gain a scientifically-robust and professionally approved qualification enabling her to treat clients with skill and confidence. Her training was consolidated by completing at the Applied Clinical Practice in Functional Medicine (AFMCP) run by the world renowned Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).

She is a practicing member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the independent UK regulator for complementary therapies accountable to the UK Parliament. These organisations require demonstration of clinical competence and set standards for professional practice and continuing professional development.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations:

  • PGDip/MSc Nutritional Therapy (MSc dissertation to be completed)
  • BSc (Hons) Biology (Enviro Science) 2.1
  • Certified SIBO Practitioner
  • NTEC Nutrigenomics
  • Applied Clinical Practice in Functional Medicine (ACPMF) 2018 graduate
  • Member of British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
  • Registration with Complementary Natural Health Council (CNHC)
  • Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Chartered Biologist with Institute of Biology (former)

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Wendy’s Story

 

Wendy was raised during the fast-food revolution of the 70’s and 80’s on white bread, frozen convenience foods and deep-fried meals, topped up with a good helping of biscuits, sweets and Cremola Foam so it may come as no surprise that she suffered gut-related maladies and anxiety from a young age. The excesses of early adulthood added to this gut-damaging perfect storm and Wendy’s physical and mental health suffered.

It wasn’t all bad news! Wendy excelled in science at school and went straight into employment at an environmental research lab where she continued to study advanced chemistry and biology at college. After three years work, she was financially secure enough to enroll for full-time study at the University of Aberdeen and graduated with BSc (Hons) Biology (Environmental Science).

Wendy worked her way into a senior role in food & environmental microbiology testing labs before a serious of stressful events brought about another health crisis. She developed food intolerances, bloating, severe abdominal pains, headaches, muscle pain, debilitating mental and physical fatigue, anxiety and low, irritable moods.

Hospital and GP tests results were all-clear so in absence of other explanations she was diagnosed with IBS and chronic fatigue and offered antidepressants, painkillers and anti-spasmodic meds. Her health continued to deteriorate and symptoms became so severe she had to give up work. The turning point came on the fateful day when she realised she was barely capable of looking after her own child, and with her husband working overseas for weeks at a time this was a very serious situation. Fear of failing as a mother compelled her to experiment with only things as her disposal, diet and natural supplements. Without the support of a qualified nutrition practitioner, Wendy’s progress was very slow and painful but she was so astounded by power of diet to heal where conventional medicine had failed that she felt compelled to qualify and help other women in her predicament.

Wendy is a skilled and compassionate practitioner who applies evidence-based nutrition and clinical experience to help professional women break the constraints of IBS so they can regain control, feel energised, pain-free and focus on their ambitions.

Wendy Irwin

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