& Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy: Achieving true optimal health
Many factors influence our health so when we strive to feel our best or overcome disease it is necessary to consider all the key aspects of our lives, which affect our wellbeing. No matter how great our diet, ill health can occur if we are sedentary, feel socially isolated or when consistently confronted with overwhelming challenges in the work place or in our private lives. Poor dietary choices on the other hand can contribute to stress in the body and stress influences our immune system and our immune system our mind so it is possible to be depressed simply because our immune system is overactive. Nothing exists in isolation and taking an honest look at all the central ingredients in our lives can help us understand the associations between our genetic makeup and our lifestyle choices to enable personalised interventions that can bring our health on track.
Nutritional Therapy, Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help identify the key aspects of your particular circumstances that may contribute to your health concerns. The aim is to identify triggers and mediators of ill health and address the root causes rather than just the symptoms. Each consultation will be tailored to the individual and advice will be given as appropriate. This may include advice on diet, meal frequency, supplements, exercise, sleep, rest and cognitive and emotional tools as required. If you are looking for a truly integrated approach to health care and feel ready to take responsibility for your health then Karina may just be the person for you.
Following a previous career as a commercial lawyer, Karina decided to change direction having been inspired by significant improvements to her own health using targeted nutrition.
Karina believes in evidence-based health advice and applies an integrated and individualised approach based on the latest scientific research as the basis for her intervention recommendations. Karina has a special interest in immunology and the interaction between the psyche and immune system. She has a deep understanding for how stress can significantly influence our immune system and vice versa and believes that true optimal health can only be achieved when both the body and the mind are at ease. Our thoughts and state of mind can influence our health both positively and negatively and she uses a unique combination of nutritional therapy, clinical psychoneuroimmunology and NLP to help her clients achieve optimal health. Karina is also certified Metabolic Balance Coach and helps clients with weight loss and recovering metabolic balance. She owns and is responsible for the daily running of Higher Health and Healing – a natural health clinic located in the beautiful settings of Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, where a series of therapies are offered to clients, who wish to work with their health in a meaningful and life enhancing way.
Karina holds a first-class honours degree in Nutritional Therapy from the Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) accredited by Middlesex University. She has trained as a Master NLP Practitioner with the UK College of Personal Development (UKCPD) and has most recently completed a 2 year diploma in clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (cPNI) with Natura Foundation. She is also a certified Metabolic Balance Coach. She has worked as a clinical supervisor consultant at CNELM assisting 3rd year students in developing their clinical skills and as an independent nutrition consultant for Optum, running workshops, presentations, and developing webinars for large organisations around the country. She is a sought after presenter and has contributed as a writer to various websites and books. Karina is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She is a professional member of The Association for NLP (ANLP) and fully insured to practice.
Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology & Nutritional Therapy, Metabolic Balance
Telephone: 07903 868 653