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.
I 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.
The Brain Microbiome with Dr Marco Ruggiero - Invivo Clinical
Resilient Brain: Unlocking the Strategies to Optimal Performance and Wellbeing - BANT
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
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