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Meet our Nutritional Therapists!

Lifelab Testing™ are backed by the help of trained, expert Nutritional Therapists. Our research and knowledge come from 15 years of experience.

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At Lifelab Testing, we firmly believe that individualised support and advice are an essential part of the service we deliver. Rather than leaving you to try to understand your results and how to proceed, we offer nutritional therapy aftercare, to those who purchase a Complete Body or Complete Intolerance test. This allows everyone to make the most of their results, through a free 30-minute initial consultation with one of our nutritional therapists.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is guidance from a trained Nutritional Therapist using your results to find optimal diet choices and changes that will lead to the improvements in health that you’re looking for.

Of particular importance in nutritional therapy is the recognition of ‘biochemical individuality’. This means that our genes, upbringing, environment, diet and lifestyle make each of us unique. Your Nutritional Therapist is equipped with the knowledge to enable you to use food to modify health and support function.

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan (or Johnny as he prefers) is a fully qualified BANT/CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist.

After completing a degree in Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition at the University of Leeds in 2011, he set up my own business as a Personal Trainer. Due to his passion for nutrition and having suffered from chronic fatigue and a stomach ulcer in 2007/8 and recovering from these illnesses through complementary therapy, he decided to study a Nutritional Therapy Diploma with the well-regarded Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London, graduating in 2015.

His specialist areas are digestion, helping individuals with issues which include acid reflux, bloating, gas, IBS etc. He is extremely passionate about both these areas of Nutritional Therapy due to his own past struggles with his health and this leads to his very empathetic nature, when helping people with similar problems.   You can expect an empathetic and warm approach from a consultation with him. He also treats everyone as an individual and certainly doesn’t believe in ‘a one size fits all approach’. He has a grounded approach to nutrition and often work with very busy people and therefore can help individuals with the most hectic of lifestyles, improve their nutrition and health.

Maria M Griffiths

Registered Nutrition Practitioner
Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine

Maria is a BANT registered nutritional practitioner who graduated from the Institute For Optimum Nutrition (ION) in 1998, became a Fellow of ION and went on to establish her busy Family Nutrition Clinic and she is listed internationally as a Biomedical Practitioner. Teacher, lecturer and speaker has opened many doors for her to share her knowledge with her audience on many health issues that can benefit from nutritional intervention, Her is mantra “Genetics is the gun, the Diet pulls the trigger”. Her passionate belief in the medicinal power of food has led her to research and develop successful protocols for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Disease, infertility, female hormonal dysfunction, and in particular ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) an area in which she has had special training and which holds a particular interest for her.

This has opened up areas which has led her to working in children’s health in general. However, the main area within this category is in gut health which bring such delight and joy to both patient and parent when corrected.

She has designed a powerful weight loss programme that works not only on weight loss but promotes healthy eating not only to the patient, but to the whole family. Her work with infertility, another interest close to her heart has led her to write “Aspirin and Haemorrhagic disease of the New Born (HDN)” a Foresight publication, and she is the Technical Editor for “Detox for Dummies” a Wiley publication. Maria brings over 20 years of experience to a wide range of health issues with an individual tailored approach through Nutritional Therapy.

Lorraine Humphrey 

Lorraine Humphrey is a registered Nutritional Therapist.  She is passionate about working with people to enhance their health and wellbeing through nutrition and lifestyle coaching, and offering nutritional therapy consultations which are personalized, focused and evidence based.

Lorraine became interested in the area of nutrition about 10 years ago and upon realising that she was just scraping the surface with this vast subject, she joined the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, where she studied for three years and graduated in January 2017. She loves getting to the root cause of her clients’ issues, looking at the biochemistry and developing targeted programmes. She finds it extremely rewarding to enable positive change in someone’s life.

Work in nutrition

What Happens During An Initial Consultation?

During an initial consultation, your nutritional therapist’s aim is to understand the person as an individual in order to make dietary, lifestyle, and sometimes supplement, recommendations. With respect to allergy and intolerance testing, this means your nutritional therapist looks to understand a person’s symptoms, how long the symptoms have been going on for and their severity. They will also ask about daily diet, any problematic foods and general health and wellbeing. Using this information, alongside your test results, your nutritional therapist is able to offer advice and guidance on making the best food choices and dietary changes for your needs.

Sometimes it is apparent to your nutritional therapist during an initial consultation that further investigation and discussion is required in order to best advise an individual. This is particularly so in the case of complex or chronic conditions. In this instance, your nutritional therapist may suggest filling in a nutritional therapy questionnaire and booking a further consultation. This in-depth questionnaire looks at health, lifestyle, symptoms, activity habits, goals and a 3-day food diary. Your nutritional therapist will use this information alongside the latest scientific research in order to develop a support programme for the individual.

All information that you provide is confidential, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) code of conduct.

What Happens After An Initial Consultation?

Following an initial consultation your nutritional therapist will send an email with your Lifelab Testing Nutrition Guide

You may also receive:

Information sheets


Supplement recommendations


Is It Possible To Have Further Consultations?

Yes. As you begin to see the results of the changes advised by your nutritional therapist, it is beneficial to continue to consult your NT to see whether the outcomes you’re experiencing are optimal or whether further changes are needed to continue to improve health. Having an ongoing relationship with your nutritional therapist will help you keep on track with the changes you have made together and provides accountability that can determine the success of your switch to a new lifestyle.

At Lifelab testing, we understand that your circumstances change and as they do, it becomes easy to revert to old habits. With the support of your nutritional therapist, your plan can evolve to suit any change in your life ensuring your improved health is not a temporary outcome.

What else do you need to know?

Advice from an expert Nutritional Therapist, before you take your test.

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where the body mistakes the protein gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye, as a threat to your immune system and attacks it. This damages the lining of the small intestine, producing inflammation and physical symptoms.

A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy, and the number of sufferers is on the rise, growing by around 2 million between 2008 and 2009 alone. Almost half (48%) of sufferers have multiple allergies (Mintel, 2010).

There are 14 foods which must be labelled and identified as ingredients on all pre-packed food:

Cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts), celery (including celeriac), mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide/sulphites, lupin, molluscs

An elimination diet is the removal of foods, which have been identified as causing an allergic or intolerant reaction, from your daily diet.

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