Hi, I’m Kirsten, a Consultant Gastroenterology Dietitian and founder of The Food Treatment Clinic.
My number 1 priority at The Food Treatment Clinic is that you not only get the results you need, but you feel 110% supported throughout. It’s important to me to provide you with the tools to both understand and control your own conditions with confidence.
My own journey began in my early twenties. I suffered for years with classic symptoms, such as fatigue and bloating, and attempted to find a solution. However, I was dismissed by countless doctors and even diagnosed myself as a hypochondriac.
It got to the point where I almost gave up and accepted that this was just how things were. Not only was it embarrassing discussing my symptoms, but even more so when I was always just brushed off by these professionals, who had told me ‘it was all down to stress.’
I wasn’t satisfied with leaving it and became fascinated by the link between nutrition and the body. This determination for answers led me to the study of dietetics and I went back once again, this time using my professional knowledge on the subject to challenge the previous diagnoses.
Eventually, I was properly tested. And you know what? I was diagnosed with Coeliac disease. I immediately changed my diet and 10 days later, you guessed it – 0 symptoms.
It’s important to me to outline my own experience, with the reassurance of being a registered dietician, so that you don’t have to go through what I did. I know that these symptoms are personal and often difficult to discuss. It takes a lot of courage and strength to talk about them openly.
If you’d like to find out more about how I can help then contact me today, with 100% confidentiality. Together, we can get you moving in the right direction.
Qualifications / Training
Pre and Postnatal Nutrition – Future Fit – Level 3 endorsed by Afn – 2019
Putting Fibre Back On A Pedestal By Professor Chris Seal – Nestle – CPD Endorsed by BDA and Afn – 2019
Advanced Dietetics (including Allergy) – Post Graduate Degree Certificate – Nottingham University – 2018
Introduction To Parenteral Nutrition – The British Dietetic Association – 2018
The Management of Pancreatic Enzyme Insufficiency – Mylan – 2018
Diets for diagnosis and management across the spectrum of IgE & Non-IgE mediated food allergies – BDA Freelance Group – 2018
Probiotics In Practise – Study Day – Yakult & BDA – 2017
Low FODMAP Trained – Kings College University London – 2016.
Advanced Media Trained – The British Dietetic Association – 2015.
Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-3 –The British Dietetic Association – 2015.
Liver Disease Trained – The British Dietetic Association – 2014.
Total Parenteral Nutrition Trained – The British Dietetic Association – 2014.
Clinical Supervision Course – The University of Chester – 2013.
BSc Hons Degree in Dietetics – The University of Hertfordshire – 2012.
Full Member of The British Dietetic Association – 2012 – present.
Full Member of The Freelance Dietitian Group – 2015 – present.
HCPC Registered Dietitian (DT26581) – 2012 – present.
Lead Dietitian at Kings College Hospital Dubai – September 2018 – September 2020.
Specialist Board Advisor for The IBS Network – January 2017 – Present.
Media Spokesperson for The British Dietetic Experience – 2015 – Present.
Managing Director of The Food Treatment Clinic – 2015 – Present.
Specialist Dietitian – NHS – working in surgical gastroenterology, gastroenterology, pancreatic cancer, enteral tube feeding, total parenteral nutrition, refractory coeliac disease, coeliac disease, IBS, IBD, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder, general oncology, stroke, diverticular disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, mental health, alcohol-detox and eating disorders – 2012 – 2017.
As Seen In
Kirsten has worked with a number of publications to provide expert comments for the public.
The Independent: Am I Coeliac? The symptoms to look out for if your body can’t handle gluten and why you should never ignore them.