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About Nutri-Oasis Health

Nutri-Oasis Health was founded by me, Isabella (Ella) Read, after graduating in Nutritional Therapy with a first class BSc honours degree from the University of Westminster. I am a fully insured member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy). I am also registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council), the regulatory body for complementary therapists set up with government support to protect the public when providing one-to-one consultations. 

About Me

Ella ReadI first became interested in how illness and health can be improved after discovering that my so-called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) disappeared once I stopped eating wheat and gluten and started eating more fruit and veggies. But I had other health issues including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, repeatedly coming down with any and every bug doing its rounds (or so it seemed!), ghastly PMS and periods, debilitating muscle aches and joint pains (some due to Repetitive Strain Injury, others due to my joint hypermobility), and feelings of hopelessness and despair that I would ever be well again. You could say that I’ve been through the mill! I really understand what it’s like to battle with a complex combination of chronic health issues. I also know how wonderful it is to find answers and feel well again. My passion to feel empowered, and to empower others like you to find your answers, is what led me to be trained in Nutritional Therapy.

About My Training

My training is based on the principles of Functional Medicine. This approach looks at a person’s health issues from the perspective of a web of interactions impacted by their diet and lifestyle. While nutrition is certainly an important contributing factor in our health, so are lifestyle factors such as sleep, exercise, stress, environmental toxin exposure and even our relationships. Therefore nutrition would take centre stage, but I would also look at any of these other factors as applicable to you.

About My Continued Professional Development

I am required to do a minimum of 30 hours of CPD a year in order to maintain my skills and knowledge for professional life.

2018

The Brain Microbiome with Dr Marco Ruggiero - Invivo Clinical

Resilient Brain: Unlocking the Strategies to Optimal Performance and Wellbeing - BANT 

2017

Gut Healing Programme - Nutri-Link

The Toxin Solution Dr Joseph Pizzorno - Nutri Advanced

Eat to Beat Cancer - Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Weight Loss - A Functional Nutritional Approach - Lamberts

Female Hormones - Lamberts

The Role of Infectious Agents in Autoimmunity - through BANT

2016

Nutrigenomics in Practice: Methylation - Ingeneius

Nutrigenomics in Practice: Detoxification & Biotransformation - Ingeneius

The Triad of Environmentally Induced Autoimmunity - Cyrex/Regenerus Labs

Why Nutrition is Key to Alzheimer's - Cytoplan

Women's Health Conference - Invivo Clinical

2015 and Earlier

Autoimmune Conditions - Lamberts

Dysglycaemia and Related Disorders - Lamberts

Supporting Mind Memory & Mood - Lamberts

FODMAPs - Nutri-Link

Gut Health & Managing Functional Gut Disorders - Lamberts

Musculoskeletal Health - Lamberts