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

Meet Muriel Wallace-Scott, DipION 

Registered Nutritional Therapist 

I studied at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I am a member of BANT and I am registered with the CNHC. 
 
It is fair to say I have had my fair share of health issues and I know what it is like to not feel myself, going from doctor to doctor, trying one therapy after another but never feel better. As cliche as it may sound, my health is the reason why I studied nutrition and why I am now training with the Institute for Functional Medicine. 
 
Sadly feeling good can be hard work for some people but I am committed to helping my clients feel the best that they can be. 
 
I am also a hands-on mummy to two crazy boys so I very well know the challenges that come with having a young family. 
 
Food is my passion, or obsession may I say and I love sharing tips and recipes with my clients to help them develop a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food, and help them achieve their health goals. 

About my Practice 

I use a Functional Medicine approach. Rather than treating a symptom, Functional Medicine uses a range of different tools to identify potential imbalances in the body which may be the root cause or contributing to your symptoms and health issues. All of the systems in our body are intrinsically linked. 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 nutritionist I recognise that every person is unique and requires a personalised approach to health. I work with you to develop a personalised but yet realistic dietary and lifestyle plan and will support you throughout your journey. Because the body works as a whole, I do not currently specialise in one area but I do have special interest in gut health, autoimmune conditions, woman's hormones and children's health because of my own experience and struggles with them. 
 
Some of the areas I can help with and see most commonly in clinic: 
 
Gut health - IBS and IBS like symptoms, IBD, candida, acid reflux/GERD and everything in between 
Immune system - allergies, food sensitivities/intolerances, asthma, frequent colds & infections, "feeling rundown", autoimmune conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, Coeliac disease, Hashimoto's) 
Hormones - hyper or hypothyroidism, sub-optimal thyroid function, adrenal fatigue, stress, unexplained weight gain, managing cravings and energy levels 
Female health - PMS, PMT, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, infertility, mood fluctuations, menopause 
Mitochondrial function - fatigue, ME, fibromyalgia 
Skin - rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes 
Cardiometabolic health - metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, weight problems, hypertension, high cholesterol  
Children's health - guidance on weaning, fussy eaters, tummy troubles, allergies, skin issues, behavioural issues, poor focus 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 completely change your 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 but I will support you through your journey to achieve better health. 
 
I love food and like to share my experience and give practical advice and tips on how to best apply the dietary changes that are discussed as part of the plan. I have first-hand experience with eating and living on a gluten and dairy free diet as well so I have the same family feeding challenges that some of you may have. 
 
I run clinics in Walton-on-Thames, Twickenham, Guildford and online
 
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 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 uses a combination of nutritional and lifestyle medicine approach to address imbalances in the body and support 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 uses a combination of nutritional and lifestyle medicine approach to address imbalances in the body and support health. 

Functional Medicine 

The Functional Medicine model is an individualised, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers 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 causes 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, environmental, and lifestyle 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 

Initial 
Consultation 
£115 
Follow Up 
Consultation 
£80 
Packages 
From £240 
Reduced fees for children under 16. 
 
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Contact info 

PHONE 
CLINICS 
Home Clinic: Walton-on-Thames KT12 2AL, Surrey 
Maple Leaf Clinic: 20 The Green, Twickenham TW2 5AB, London 
Brighter Spaces: 54 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, Surrey 
Online Clinic available via Skype, Zoom or telephone 
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