Wendy Urwin

functional nutrition & lifestyle practitioner

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Welcome to my world!

I’m a professionally qualified biologist and nutrition practitioner with a special interest in the amazing world of the human microbiome and how this interacts with human health – controlling expression of our genes, our mood and food choices, unbalancing hormones and metabolism, and how we respond to danger, perceived or otherwise.

I use this specialist knowledge to support clients across the UK with symptoms related to irritable bowels and digestive complaints, faulty immune systems, hormone and neurotransmitter imbalance, persistent infection and much more. My detailed investigation and depth of understanding enables me to analyse complex cases and make connections missed by conventional medicine and other practitioners.

My passion stems from personal experience of chronic fatigue and severe food intolerance associated with systemic chronic infection and digestive dysfunction. Medically there was ‘nothing wrong with me’ but nutritional therapy restored my health, saved my life and sanity.

We live in exciting times! Thanks to the human genome project and other scientific advances in DNA technology, we now have access to affordable tests which provide detailed assessment of our microbiomes and an ever-expanding and rigorous research base on which to base our clinical interpretation. I routinely use blood, urine, stool, saliva or breath tests to identify imbalances and target interventions for improved clinical outcome.

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations:

  • BSc (Hons) Biology (Enviro Science)
  • PGDip Nutritional Therapy (MSc tbc)
  • 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 (Institute of Biology) – former

I support clients across the UK with a range of chronic health conditions but specialise gut health, helping clients with severe food sensitivity, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, Candida infection and irritable bowels. Our knowledge of the human microbiomes (oral, gut and vaginal) is rapidly expanding and this is bringing a deeper level of understanding to my work.

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