A bit about Irina...
Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating Nutritionist
Irina trained as a Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath at the highly regarded College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London, where she graduated with distinction. She also qualified as a Master Practitioner for Obesity and Eating Disorders (NCFED) and is continually updating her knowledge by attending various seminars, courses and reviewing the latest scientific research.
Irina has a special interest in eating disorders and disordered eating, such as binge eating, bulimia, chronic dieting, restrictive eating, emotional eating, and poor relationship with food in general. To provide support in these areas and any co-occurring health conditions, Irina offers a personalised approach, which combines nutritional, behavioural, and psychological interventions.
Irina provides a safe space to share any type of concerns and focuses on the individual as a whole. She recognises that everyone is unique. Therefore, her approach is collaborative and tailored to the individual’s needs. She puts emphasis on replenishing the nutrients the body and the brain require to function properly in a busy and demanding life rather than on strict meal planning, calorie counting and what the scales say. Irina is passionate about providing the support everyone deserves while emphasising joy and freedom around food.
Using targeted nutritional and lifestyle recommendations, Irina also works actively with individuals to improve the following aspects of health:
Digestive problems such as IBS, SIBO, bloating, gas, constipation, acid reflux, irregular bowel movements, loose stools, and food intolerances
Female hormonal health – PCOS, PMS
Skin issues - acne, eczema
As a mum of three, Irina knows how hard it is to eat well and look after oneself while trying to juggle a busy life. It is her mission to support busy individuals to feel happy, healthy, and vibrant even if they are short on time. Consequently, her approach and recommendations are practical and tailored to an individual's needs and life stage.
Other Areas of Expertise
As well as eating disorders, Irina also has extensive experience in gut health, assisting with digestive symptoms such as IBS, IBD, intolerances and allergies. Using a tailored protocol designed to fit around your needs, she will help you understand your triggers and allow you to manage your symptoms effectively. Irina can also work with you on diet assessments, overall nutritional advice, eating for training and stress management.
Irina is able to offer consultations in German and Russian.
All practitioners at The Natural Balance are highly trained to cover a whole range of health concerns, not just the ones listed above