Donna Mastriani

Nutritionist / Care Manager

Donna Mastriani-Taylor, S.N.H.S. Dip. (Holistic Nutrition) is one of the longest-running members of the team, starting with Lifelab in 2014. As Customer Service Manager, she has 12 years of experience in the industry, whilst overseeing account management for numerous different health companies.

Donna is qualified in Holistic Nutrition from the London School of Natural Health Sciences, and regularly gives advice and meal plans along with our team of Nutritional Therapists, and Dr Enzo Fornari. Whilst managing the day to day running of the customer service, Donna is a keen baker and has transitioned to a vegan diet over ten years ago. She is a loyal and hardworking member of the Lifelab team by staff and customers alike, mentioned frequently in our 5-star reviews.

Donna's Posts:

Raising Peanut Allergy Awareness on National Peanut Day

Raising Peanut Allergy Awareness on National Peanut Day

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2023

Many of us take so many foods for granted when it comes to enjoying meals, desserts, and snacks. National Peanut Day reminds us that life is very different for those with a peanut allergy, particularly when exploring different foods. Like many other allergies, peanut allergy symptoms exist on a scale from mild to severe. Regardless

Diving Into Glycemic Foods: What You Need To Know

Diving Into Glycemic Foods: What You Need To Know

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2023

We may have all heard of the glycemic index (GI), but a little about glycemic foods. The glycemic index is a tool necessary for blood sugar management. Many factors determine the glycemic index of a food, including ripeness, method of preparation (cooking), level of processing the food has undergone, and nutrient composition.  Awareness of the

Apple Crumble

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2023

Apple crumble is the perfect balance of texture and flavours. The crumble is rich with vanilla and cinnamon flavours, while the filling is sweet and sour. What’s even better about this apple crumble recipe is that it’s best for those with food intolerance, especially dairy. The recipe uses dairy-free butter, and if you have a

Wooden blocks with the letters IBS

Which Foods Trigger IBS Attacks?

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2023

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the large intestine and in turn the digestive system. If you suffer from IBS, you’re not alone, as 1 in 5 adults are affected by the condition making it fairly common. IBS causes symptoms such as stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation, which can last for

A dish with stuffed peppers

Low FODMAP Lunch

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2023

Lunch is a necessary meal of the day as it helps power us so we can proceed to finish the second half of the day with energy. Lunch can seem relatively mundane, especially when you have limitations such as cutting down on certain foods and altogether avoiding others with a FODMAP diet. A low FODMAP

Vegetarian springrolls with red cabbage, carrots and cucumbers

Low FODMAP Snacks

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2023

If you follow a low FODMAP diet, you might be wondering which snacks you can eat. We have created recipes for low FODMAP snacks for you.

Chicken burrito bowl salad

Low FODMAP Chicken Recipes

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2023

Chicken is a very versatile food. You can have it in your lightweight salad or your main filling meal in warm and cold weather. How you cook your chicken helps determine what you can pair it with. Low FODMAP chicken recipes are low in FODMAPs to help people suffering from gastrointestinal issues like SIBO and

A bowl of chicken curry

Low FODMAP Curry Recipes

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2023

Curry is a saucy dish full of spices. The sauce is always cooked hand in hand with tofu, meat or vegetables. Curry is associated with Asian and Indian cuisines. Following a low FODMAP diet doesn’t mean you’ll need to take curry away from your diet, but you can adjust it so it’s more FODMAP friendly

A plate of banana oat pancakes

Low FODMAP Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2023

Following a low FODMAP diet may seem very restricting and hard to follow, but it is even more restricting when you’re a vegetarian or vegan. That’s because when you cut out meat and meat byproducts, your diet will consist mostly of vegetables, fruits and grains, which are high in FODMAPs. Even though low FODMAP vegetarian

Pumpkin soup with sliced bread

Low FODMAP Soup Recipes

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2023

Soups get us through cold days and are an easy way to consume lots of vegetables at a go. Soups are a clever way to increase micronutrients and fibre intake, which is important for gut health. Starting a low FODMAP journey can take time to figure out what to eat and avoid. When it comes

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