Nutritional Therapy & Functional Medicine 
 
 
 
Nutritional Therapy & Functional Medicine 
 
 
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY & 
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE 
 

Meet Muriel Wallace-Scott 

Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner 
I specialise in autoimmunity and immune dysfunction, gut health and chronic complex health conditions. 
 
I trained at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I am a member of BANT and I am registered with the CNHC. 
 
I myself have had my fair share of health issues and I very well know what it is like to not feel yourself, going from doctor to doctor, trying one therapy after another but never feel better. As cliche as it may sound, my poor health and my desperate need for answers are the reasons why I gave up my job to study nutrition and subsequently functional medicine. 
 
I am also a mummy to two little boys so I very well know the challenges that come with having a young family. 
 
Food is my passion, or obsession dare I say and I love sharing tips and recipes with my clients to help them develop a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food whilst helping them achieve their health goals. 

About my Practice 

I practice nutritional therapy using a functional medicine approach. Rather than treating a symptom, functional medicine uses a holistic approach, looking at the body as a whole to identify potential imbalances which may be the root cause or contributing to your symptoms and health issues. All of the systems in our body are intrinsically connected. If one of those systems starts to malfunction, it can have a knock-on effect on the other systems, and overtime can cause chronic health problems and disease. 
 
As a functional medicine practitioner I recognise that every person is unique and requires a personalised approach to health. I work with you to develop a tailored but yet realistic dietary and lifestyle plan to support you throughout your journey. I aim to make small changes that drive long lasting results. 
 
My clinic is now mostly operating online, allowing me to work with clients throughout the UK and internationally. I do also have some limited availability for face-to-face appointments from my clinic in Twickenham shall you need to be seen in person for your first appointment. 
 
Some of the areas I can help with include:  
 
Gut health - IBS and IBS type symptoms (such as constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, abdominal pain...), IBD, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), yeast/ candida overgrowth, acid reflux/GERD, food intolerances... 
Immune system and autoimmunity - Autoimmune disease (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, Coeliac disease, Crohn's disease, Hashimoto's, vitiligo, etc...), allergies, food reactions, asthma, frequent colds & infections, "feeling rundown"... 
Female health - PCOS, PMS, PMT, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause and perimenopause, vaginal health such as recurrent UTIs, bacterial vaginosis, thrush 
Cardiometabolic health - metabolic syndrome, blood sugar imbalance, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, insulin resistance, fatty liver, hypertension... 
Thyroid  
Skin - rosacea, eczema, acne, rashes 
Children's health 
Unexplained symptoms: ongoing fatigue, brain fog, joint pains, headaches, anxiety, depression 
 
Please note that I do not work with cancer or sports nutrition. I am happy to provide a practitioner recommendation shall you wish to work with someone specialising in these areas. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I see both adults and children in my clinics. Whilst I very much enjoy doing the detective work for clients with long term and sometimes debilitating symptoms or disease, I also enjoy working with children. Children are more sensitive than adults and usually respond well to simple changes. I love watching families come together and alter the trajectory not only of their child’s health, but of the whole family. There’s a big ripple effect when the family takes on healing with a child. 
 
I am realistic and do not expect you to change your diet and lifestyle overnight, instead we work together and agree on a plan that you feel is achievable. I completely understand what it is like to be chronically unwell, tired and demotivated so I try to work at your pace and support you throughout your healing journey as best I can. 
 
My approach focuses on food and lifestyle first. I also use nutritional supplements where appropriate and testing through the NHS and private laboratories. These are optional and discussed during the consultation. I am passionate about making my services accessible for all, which is why I work to offer the most cost-effective plan and only recommend supplements and testing when absolutely essential
 
 
I do not believe in drastic diets and instead my philosophy on eating is to expand your knowledge of food rather than restrict and to make food fun, exciting and enjoyable, for you and your family! 

Nutritional Therapy 

Nutritional therapy is based on the scientific principle that food is medicine and it provides the nutrients needed to promote health and homeostasis in the body. As a nutritional therapist I use my knowledge and experience to assess an individual’s potential nutritional insufficiencies and deficiencies and how these may contribute to the person’s health concerns
 
Nutritional therapy looks at the person as a whole and does not focus merely on the condition itself. 
 
Nutritional therapy combines nutrition and lifestyle medicine to address imbalances in the body and optimise health. 
Nutritional therapy is based on the scientific principle that food is medicine and it provides the nutrients needed to promote health and homeostasis in the body. As a nutritional therapist I use an array of tools to assess an individual’s potential nutritional insufficiencies and deficiencies and how these may contribute to the person’s health concerns
 
Nutritional therapy looks at the person as a whole and does not focus merely on the condition itself. 
 
Nutritional therapy combines nutrition and lifestyle medicine to address imbalances in the body and optimise health 

Functional Medicine 

The functional medicine model is an individualised, person-focused, science-based approach that allows patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. While conventional medicine focuses on diagnosing a disease and how to manage symptoms as the disease progresses, functional medicine looks at underlying factors of what caused the disease or symptom in the first place and aims to restore balance and health. 
 
Functional medicine looks at the interactions among genetic, dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. 
Every person is biochemically unique so treatment should be just as individual. Where conventional medicine tends to treat each organ as a separate entity (gastroenterologist for the gut, cardiologist for the heart, dermatologist for the skin…), functional medicine looks at the body and the person as a whole and how the body systems talk to each other and impact one another. 
Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function. 
 
The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™. 
 
I attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2018. 
 

Services 

 
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Contact info 

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LOCATIONS 
Online Clinic via video or telephone call 
The Maple Leaf Clinic: Twickenham TW2 
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