About Me

Farzanah Nasser-Haider - Nutritional Therapist

‘The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison’  - Ann Wigmore

My experience of alternative medicine has been lifelong. My mother use to take me to a homeopath as a child and my father would drink probiotics drinks like kombucha and talk about the medicinal effect of different foods, I never understood it!

I’ve always been a bit of a nerd ( I need to understand it all) and graduated with a First in Finance. I worked in Investment Banking for a few years before taking some time off to have my children. It was then, when I hit my 30′s, and was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition, hormonal issues (PCOS) an ulcer and was heading down the road of adreanal fatigue that I started to contemplate and appreciate my very holistic past.

I didn’t want to take a pill for every ill that I had. I would read the possible side effects on the pack and it would scare me. Even when I had my endoscopy (when they discovered my ulcer) I was afraid to be put to sleep and stayed awake for the entire procedure. It was this that rekindled my interest in alternative medicine and I embarked on a 3 year journey to retrain in Nutritional Therapy.

Along the way I have managed to drop all the above listed diagnosis and never took a pill for any of them. I believe passionately and completely in the power of food in being able to help to restore equilibrium.

I connected my dots to understand what was going on, why it was going on and how I could help myself get better. I looked for the root cause and saw how it was impacting all the other system. I helped myself.  Now it’s what I do for my clients every single day!

I graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). I am a member of BANT and CNHC. They are the largest association in the UK carrying a global recognition and setting industry standards. It ensures best practise for therapists and their clients. I am also a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine in the USA and train with them regularly.

Further Training:

Institute of Functional Medicine – AFMCP certified

NTEC in CANCER – Specialised support for cancer before, during and after treatment

BANT (British Association for Nutritional Therapist) – Regional coordinator for local members in North London

Contributor to the BETRAYAL series by Dr Tom O’Bryan talking about Auto Immunity & Auto Immune condition

DNAFit Diploma –  Genetic Training

DNA Health Diploma – Genetic training

Certified SIBO Practitioner – (IBS/ Small intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

Integrative Approaches to Infertility 

 

Continued Practitioner Development (CPD) from the last 2 years:

IHCAN Conference on:

‘AutoImmunity’ with Dr Tom O’Bryan
Immune Health with Rio Trading
‘Detox – the key to healthy ageing’ April 2016 featuring Dr Jean Monro and Dr Joseph Pizzorno
‘Unlocking the power of nutrigenomics’ March 2016, featuring Ahmed El-Sohemy
‘Feeding the gut: health through microbiome modulation’ May 2016 featuring Ben Brown, Kiran Krishnan, Tom O’Bryan
‘Meeting the microbiome’ featuring Tim Spector, Ben Brown, Alessio Fassano
‘Brain Health’ March 2015 with Dr Dale Bredesen
Lamberts Health Care:
Personalised Nutrition for Musculoskeletal Health
Weight Loss Seminar
Female Health
AutoImmunity
Supporting Mind, Memory & Mood
Nutri Advanced – completed the: Nutri Clean Program, Healthy Gut Program & Balancing your Hormones programme
Invivo Clinical – SIBO Clinical Stratergies with Dr Allison Siebecker
Treating of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Dr Sarah Myhill
Institute of Functional Medicine:
AFMCP – Advanced Functional Medicine in Clinical Practise 2017
CardioMetabolic Module- February 2018
GastroIntestinal Module – October 2017
Detox Module – October 2016
Immune Module – February 2016
Hormone Module – July 2016
Pediatrics Course – December 2017
Laboratory Training Days:
Functional Dx – Organic Acids the complete picture
Great Plains Laboratory – Organic Acid Training
Genova – NutriEval trading Day
Genovia Diagnostics :GI training Day
Blood chemistry Training – Dr Dicken Weatherby
Biocare Seminars:
Nervous Breakdown
Biological BluePrint
Gut Imperative
Regenerus Labs: Thyroid health – Paradigm shift addressing thyroid disorders
Solgar Gut Health symposium with Dr Gerald Mullin & Dr Allison Siebecker