Teresa Henry Nutritional Therapist (DipCNM, mANP, mGNC)
Registered Nutrition Practitioner
Nutritionist in the Costa del Sol
Teresa Henry, founder of Slender Health Nutrition is a professionally qualified, registered Nutritional Therapist having gained her three year Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM, UK and International). She is trained in blood chemistry and genetic/DNA testing interpretation and evaluation (DNAfit certified). Teresa is registered with the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners in England (ANP) and regulated by the General Naturopathic Council, UK (GNC).
I'm trained in anatomy, biochemistry and nutritional science, but as a nutritional therapist, I use a holistic approach to your health. I look at the 'root cause' of your health symptoms and use the latest in evidence based research to underpin my nutritional plans. This allows me to really understand the underlying reasons which contribute to your symptoms and health concerns and help support you towards achieving good health and maintaining it.
My journey in nutrition began after the birth of my second child and then the death of my mother from ovarian cancer. The fear of developing heart disease and cancer was very real for me and I was concerned for genetic aspects and the future health of my family.
So began the long and tough journey to find out more. Among many things I learned that our genetics do not have to foretell our future. We can harness our genetic power to make our genes work for us, rather than against us.
What we eat, along with our genetics, our environment and how they interact determines the state of our health.It takes many years for your health to decline, with many habits that led to ill health. So you need time to allow your body to recover and heal, for which it needs to be given the right environment and nourishment.
In my view, understanding these complex interactions and then putting a plan in place, tailored to your specific situation, so you learn and more importantly understand why and what your body needs to be healthy, can ultimately give you the best chance to have a healthy, successful and happy life.