Stella is a highly experienced Clinical Nutritionist and Biomedical Specialist, having achieved a First class BSc Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy, with further studies in Genetics and Nutritional Genomics. She has carried out extensive training in the principles of Functional Medicine, which assesses and addresses the underlying causes of conditions. She is committed to achieving optimum health for children and young adults on the autism spectrum, as well as those with behavioural and learning difficulties, and food and chemical sensitivities.
There is overwhelming evidence that the health of the body is intrinsically linked with the health of the brain. Stella has dedicated much of her personal and professional life to formulating nutritional and biomedical strategies to enhance these “body and brain” connections and is passionate about helping the children and young adults she works with reach their full potential.
Qualified in Nutritional Genomics, the science of the relationship between genetics, nutrition and health, Stella is one of a few Clinical Nutritionists to practice in this evolving and exciting field. She also uses other cutting-edge laboratory and in-house tests, where appropriate, to identify potential nutritional and biomedical imbalances and create focused strategies for optimum health.
Having trained under Dr Natasha Campbell McBride in the GAPS protocol, Stella has intricate knowledge of a number of nutritional plans which have been shown to be effective in promoting healthy “body and brain” connections whilst at all times understanding the physical and emotional difficulties of exclusion diets especially for children. Her personal experience with her own daughter who suffered from multiple food sensitivities and allergies encouraged her to create a wide variety of innovative grain, dairy, egg, and sugar-free foods. Today, through a combination of Nutritional Therapy, and biomedical support, Stella’s daughter is much improved in her general health and is able to enjoy a wide variety of foods. Stella works closely with parents, offering powerful techniques for implementing dietary and lifestyle changes, which are sustainable, practical and achievable.
Stella regularly writes for the excellent magazine The Autism Eye and holds talks and workshops for parents and practitioners as well as working with a number of organisations and charities including; Autism Parent Empower, Treating Autism, and the Autism Trust. She is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, an Associate Member of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, and a member of the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT), as well as the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).