I have an enormous passion for healthy eating and nutrition that spans over 25 years and truly believe that good nutrition lies at the heart of good health. I have seen first-hand the difference that eating well can make to a wide range of health conditions and how quality of life can be improved. I love to share my knowledge with others and treat everyone as an individual. I do not believe in fads or diet foods, instead I believe in using real food. I install sensible eating habits that are not only maintainable, but also enjoyable.
We live in an environment where food is abundant and where food choice has never been more plentiful. Yet in the midst of this, we are faced with the daily struggle of interpreting food labels and making sense of confusing media headlines. I strive to help people choose the right foods for their body, their individual metabolism and their health issues. I generally work with a ‘back to basics’ approach, encouraging simple, fresh and nutritious meals, which supply sufficient nutrients to support optimum health for the present and for the future.
My intention is to show you the links between your symptoms and the foods you are eating. I teach you how you can make your favourite foods even healthier and always introduce plenty of healthy alternatives. I tailor each food and nutrition plan to the individual, so there is never a one-size-fits approach.
I use a variety of different tools to assess your health and to identify any potential nutritional imbalances that may be contributing to your health issues. Each nutrition consultation takes into account overall health, lifestyle, medical history and most importantly, current diet. I offer Nutritional Therapy Consultations and am also a coach for the well-renowned Metabolic Balance® Health and Weight management Programme. Additionally I offer genetic testing for overall health, weight management and sports nutrition.
I have spent the past 15 years living in both England and Germany. Here I have worked with some amazing people and have been able to gather the best nutritional advice from both countries. I am completely bilingual and can also offer consultations in German language on request.
I attend regular nutrition seminars in London and Germany from world-wide nutrition experts, keep up to date with cutting edge nutritional research and regularly study research papers. I am also a registered and accredited member of two prestigious nutrition associations (BANT and the CNHC).
Qualifications and further studies:
- MSc. Nutrition (Distinction) Kings College, London University, UK (1992)
My degree from the world renowned London University has given me a first class training in human nutrition and physiology. It has given me a solid nutrition background and a curious mind.
- Diploma Nutritional Therapy (Distinction) Raworth College of Nutritional and Sports Medicine, Dorking, UK (2006)
I am fully qualified as a Registered Nutritional Therapist. This 3 year course taught me the principles of functional medicine and the clinical practice that I use daily in my clinics.
- BSc. Home Economics, Manchester Metropolitan University (1988-1991)
I not only tell you what to eat, but with my scientific food background, I instinctively understand how to eat well and which flavours go well together. I am also able to give you tips to help you follow the plan more easily.
- Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach, 2010
I trained first hand with the founder of Metabolic Balance® in 2010 in Isen, Germany during my time working and living in Munich.
- DNALife Certification, 2014
Nutrigenetics specialist, I am experienced in analysing DNA -Health, -Diet and -Sports Data for my clients.
- DNAFit Certification, 2015
- AFMCP™-UK 2018 (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™)
I have completed the (IFM) AFMCP™- UK and will continue studying for my full certification with the Institute of Functional medicine (IFM). Functional Medicine uses quantifiable tools to identify the root cause of illness. It is an individualised, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and uses that data to give personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
I am registered and regulated by the following associations:
- British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
- The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I am completely English / German Bilingual
Andrew Nivan, <br>German National Team Coach Tawkwon-Do
From my point of view, your help and advice was the last piece of the puzzle. Vivi competed with less stress, more energy and with faster recovery than anyone else on the team. She medalled in all of her divisions, with 2 gold and 1 bronze.
Linda – Metabolic Balance
When Dominique introduced the idea of Metabolic Balance and the way it is tailored to each individual it made perfect sense to me. I have never been attracted to weight loss programmes before, but following a spinal injury that exacerbated a steady weight gain, I realised I needed to re-think my diet. Dominique was so enthusiastic and motivating that I was determined to stick to the plan. I managed to not only lose 10 Kg, but also I felt much more healthy and energetic. Dominique constantly encouraged me and was always ready to offer extra cooking ideas and advice. Her constant support was invaluable throughout. Thanks so much Dominique
Amice – Metabolic Balance®
I completed the metabolic balance programme. The whole experience was brilliant - I found Dominique the perfect match for me - straight talking and relatable. She fully explained the various options I had to achieve my objectives. We agreed that MB was the right solution for me as I like structure and discipline and I found the programme really easy to follow. My frequent check ins with Dominique were really motivating and she was helpful at suggesting recipes to make sure that I wasn’t getting bored. I find that I can now keep my weight in check by sticking to the strict phase for 4-5 days a week and allow myself to relax on the other days.
Minnie, age 45
I came to see Dominique for my 9 year old daughter who had been suffering from bad stomach aches on and off for most of her life. I met with Dominique straight away and she already had some answers which was incredible. Dominique suggested food sensitivity testing, Our daughter had some significant food sensitivities that were the root cause of her stomach issues. Dominique educated us in our daughters new food plan, explaining everything in great detail. Despite the challenge, Dominique's plan and information was really easy to follow. Within a week our daughter had no tummy aches and now after several months she is a healthy, pain free 9 year old who is growing and more importantly thriving. It has, without question, been the best phone call we ever made. Thank you Dominique for the life changing diagnosis, information and support!
Rob – Nutritional Therapy
Thanks for your help. I could not have done without your comprehensive consultation, to permanently reduce my weight from 110kg to 82 Kg. I now feel very comfortable in my own skin and have even started to compete in triathlons again.
Rebecca, age 40 <br>Nutritional Therapy
I approached Dominique because I felt tired, bloated and generally unwell. I couldn't work out what was wrong with me. She put me on a lifestyle eating plan which reduced carbs, sugar, and some dairy, and I have never felt better. I stick to it because it works and I feel so well, and it keeps my weight down. My husband says it was the best money I have ever spent, and I regularly recommend people to see Dominique.
Anna – Nutritional Therapy
Thank you so much for seeing me, I found the information you gave me very, very helpful and I've already started making changes regarding what I'm choosing to eat. Thank you for all the recipes too! They look delicious and will certainly come in handy next year when I'm cooking for myself (and three other girls)
RB – Metabolic Balance
Discovering The Metabolic Balance programme with Dominique has given me a personalised weight loss programme that I can believe in - because it is specific to me. Having reached retirement age and weighing 224lbs, I decided I needed to adopt a healthier approach in my retirement years. Believing in your chosen programme is what differentiates MB from all the 'other' fad diets. With Dominique's expert guidance, I lost 35lbs in 3 months. More importantly, I am able to eat in a much healthier, whilst satisfying way.
CM – Metabolic Balance
Having tried to lose weight multiple times using different methods and different groups a great friend recommended Metabolic Balance.Happily I found Dominique and have managed to lose 1.5 stone on MB to date. I really liked the sound of MB being tailor-made for me and felt that it might improve my health as well as my weight. I am now a size 14 having been pushing a size 18. I hope to lose a bit more; but am close to where I want to be. Writing those words does not do justice to the 15 year struggle I have had with my weight and the countless times I have tried and failed to sort it out. I do indeed feel a different person, pain free and my headaches are hugely improved too, I sleep well and have so much more energy. MB is completely different to anything else and I found that Dominique really helped me to understand and appreciate the nutritional value of food. It felt as much about what was good for me and what my body needed as losing weight. I am 50 years old and am delighted to be in much better shape before getting into my 50s and 60s. I can't recommend Dominique highly enough, her expertise is unquestionable and she has helped me a huge amount - against the odds!
Diana – Metabolic Balance
I started Metabolic Balance after I met Dominique at a nutrition workshop. I had been looking for a different way of eating because I have gall stones. I wanted to try and make a difference by eating better. After 3 weeks on the plan, I had amazing energy, no more digestive problems, and felt great. I am still following the plan a year later, feel good and still have my gall bladder (they wanted to remove it). I am particularly grateful to Dominique, who was an invaluable part of my metabolic experience. She was helpful throughout. She takes the programme much further than normal because she is so knowledgeable about nutrition.