Helen Spriggs BA(Hons), DipCNM, rCNHC, mBANT
Helen Spriggs is a UK based Nutrition Practitioner working one-on-one with patients using nutrition and lifestyle-based interventions to support their health goals. Being registered with both British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) provides confidence of accredited professional training and a minimum of 30hoursper year continuing professional development. Helen’s work with patients focuses on evidence and clinical informed practice. This means using both scientific evidence and her own clinical experience to personalise nutrition and lifestyle plans to the individual. The majority of patients Helen sees are often considered complex cases, in that patients have more than one diagnosed condition and/or have unresolved symptoms. Helen’s training using a functional medicine model, patients are seen holistically, meaning looking at all aspects of life and health to establish realistic goals and steps to achieve them. Access to functional testing allows additional specificity to recommendations that include nutrition, lifestyle and if appropriate supplementation whilst always considering existing medications and working alongside medical professionals and disciplines. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome has grown rapidly as a core interest in recent years and Helen has actively engaged in both the inaugural Project ECHO and the Allied Health Professionals Project ECHO run by The EDS Society. Resulting in meeting many experts in their own respective fields building her network for patient referrals and collaboration. Currently Helen is driving her passion for knowledge through a piece of EDS focused primary research towards her MSc in Advanced Nutrition (Research & Practice) due to complete in September 2021. Based in West Berkshire at her specialist nutrition and musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinic, Helen also sees patients remotely online to increase accessibility.