• DATA-DRIVEN FUNCTIONAL NUTRITIONIST

Hello, I’m Elena your data-driven Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Gut Health Specialist to help you achieve your goals.

I’m here to help you feel your best through nutritional and lifestyle changes.

  • Do you have symptoms like low energy, bloating, headaches, anxiety or skin issues but your blood test results are coming back “normal”?
  • Do you have questions about your health or are you suffering from a chronic condition and have no idea what is causing it?
  • Your diet, nutrient deficiencies, stress coping mechanisms, sleep, movement, relationships, environmental toxins as well as genetics all play role in developing symptoms and chronic conditions.  
  • Functional Medicine may help you to find the answers to your health questions. This evidence-based, holistic approach is looking at the root causes of symptoms and addresses a person as a whole, rather than treating individual symptoms and diagnoses.

How a Functional Medicine Nutritionist can help you:

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Client Testimonial

Client Testimonials

“I can’t thank you enough. All these years, having seen all these doctors…I had little faith anyone could do anything to help me and yet, it works!!” Marie

“I have now lost 6kg following Elena’s recommendations and have never felt better.” Fiona

What Are You Struggling With?

We are working with a wide range of health concerns, all of which were shown to have a strong link to gut health.

Digestion

Digestion

Bloating, reflux, IBS have far-reaching effects on our wellbeing. Address your symptoms through an evidence-based approach.

Fatigue & Low Energy

Fatigue & Low Energy

Inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances may cause fatigue. Find out what causes low energy in your case and address it
through personalised health plans.

Hormonal Imbalances

Hormonal Imbalances

PMS, mood swings, brain fog, cravings, and fatigue are signs that your hormonal health is out of balance. Learn how to bring harmony back to
your life and support your hormonal symptoms.

Weight & Metabolism

Weight & Metabolism

Find out what exactly affects your metabolism and how to achieve your optimal weight.

Low immunity

Low immunity

The majority of your immune system is based on the gut. Supporting optimal digestion and assimilation, as well as dealing with stress are
the key factors for your immune system.

Anxiety & Mood

Anxiety & Mood

Support your mood and brain health by addressing nutritional deficiencies, chronic inflammation, and hormonal imbalances.

About the Founder

Elena Rolt is a Certified Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist. 

Elena is a gut health specialist and understands the role of gut health in the development of chronic illnesses. Her other area of interest is Female Hormonal Imbalances, such as PMS, perimenopause, and infertility, which also have a strong link to gut health. 

The idea of Gut Philosophy was born when Elena managed to address all of her health challenges by improving her gut health.   

Elena was an investment professional working long hours in a highly pressured environment.  This was the time when she noticed her first health concerns, such as frequent respiratory infections.  After having children her health deteriorated further, with recurrent infections causing complications and being treated by multiple rounds of antibiotics.

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Functional Medicine Nutritionist London Elena

Gut Philosophy was founded by a Functional Nutritionist and gut health specialist to educate people about the role of nutrition and gut health in overall health and empower them to take action towards achieving their optimal wellbeing. 

Even if you think that your health issues have nothing to do with the gut, the probability that they are related to gut health is extremely high.

Elena holds the following qualifications:

  • The Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)
  • The Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (DipION)

She is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) in the UK;
  • The Council of Natural Healthcare (CNHC) in the UK;
  • The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) in the USA.

Elena is fully insured, adheres to BANT’s and CNHC’s strict codes of conduct and constantly undertakes continuous professional development.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a functional medicine nutritionist?

A functional medicine nutritionist is a nutrition professional trained in applying principles of Functional Medicine in clinical practice. Functional nutritionist focuses on using nutritional and lifestyle (e.g. sleep, movement, toxic burden, stress, breathwork) interventions to address the root causes of chronic diseases and promote overall health and wellbeing. They use a holistic approach to care, considering the body as a whole system rather than focusing on individual symptoms.

What does a functional medicine nutritionist do?

Functional medicine nutritionists are nutrition professionals who specialise in using nutritional and lifestyle (e.g. sleep, movement, toxic burden, stress, breathwork) interventions to address chronic health issues and promote overall wellbeing. They focus on the underlying causes of disease and use a personalised, whole-person approach to treatment. This may involve working with clients to develop nutritional and lifestyle programmes that address the root causes of their health concerns, rather than just treating the symptoms. Functional medicine nutritionists may also use a variety of functional lab tests to help identify imbalances and/or nutrient deficiencies in the body that may be contributing to health problems. They may work with clients to correct these imbalances through nutritional and lifestyle modifications, as well as supplementation.

How is functional medicine nutrition different from traditional nutrition?

Functional medicine nutrition takes a more comprehensive approach to care, including nutritional interventions, sleep and circadian rhythms optimisation, developing stress resilience, analysing and reducing toxic burden of each individual, movement and exercise optimisation, nutraceutical interventions and more. Traditional nutrition often focuses on the treatment of specific symptoms or conditions by prescribing suitable diets and meal plans. Rather than treating a specific disease or condition with a dietary protocol, functional medicine nutritionists work with clients to address the root causes of chronic illness and promote optimal health.

How does a functional medicine nutritionist approach treatment?

A functional medicine nutritionist takes a personalised approach to treatment starting from in-depth analysis of your medical and personal history, food and lifestyle diary, as well as careful analysis of all presenting symptoms. This information is used to outline and prioritise all potential imbalances influencing your health. Functional laboratory testing (i.e. blood biochemistry, stool, organic acids or hormonal testing) or/and genetic testing may be used to investigate the underlying biochemical imbalances in more depth, if required. Based on this information and analysis, a functional medicine nutritionist builds a comprehensive health optimisation strategy based on your unique triggers and factors contributing to your health challenges. The health optimisation strategy usually includes nutritional interventions, sleep optimisation, stress coping mechanisms, movement and exercise advice, toxic burden analysis and strategy to reduce it, as well as personalised nutraceutical interventions (i.e. supplementation).

What is the difference between a functional nutritionist and a doctor of medicine?

A functional medicine nutritionist is a nutrition professional trained in applying principles of Functional Medicine in clinical practice. Functional nutritionist focuses on using nutritional and lifestyle (e.g. sleep, movement, toxic burden, stress, breathwork) interventions to address the root causes of chronic diseases and promote overall health and wellbeing. Functional medicine nutritionists cannot diagnose a medical condition nor prescribe any medications. They are trained in recognising any serious symptoms and will be able to refer a client to a medical doctor for any conditions outside of their scope of practice. A doctor of medicine (MD) is a medical doctor who has completed a degree in medicine and is licensed to practice medicine. Doctors of medicine are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions using a variety of methods, including medications, surgery, and other medical procedures. They are also trained to provide preventive care and work with patients to manage chronic conditions. Functional medicine nutritionists and doctors of medicine may work together as part of a healthcare team. However, their areas of focus and the methods they use to treat patients may be different. Doctors of medicine may refer patients to functional medicine nutritionists for nutrition and lifestyle related guidance or may incorporate nutrition recommendations into their treatment plans.

What is the difference between a functional nutritionist and functional medical doctor (MD)?

A functional medicine nutritionist is a nutritional professional trained in applying principles of Functional Medicine in clinical practice. Functional nutritionist focuses on using nutritional and lifestyle (e.g. sleep, movement, toxic burden, stress, breathwork) interventions to address the root causes of chronic diseases and promote overall health and wellbeing. Functional medicine nutritionists cannot diagnose a medical condition nor prescribe any medications. They are trained in recognising any serious symptoms and will be able to refer a client to a medical doctor for any conditions outside of their scope of practice. A functional doctor of medicine (MD) is a medical doctor who is trained in applying Functional Medicine principles in clinical practice. Doctors of medicine are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions using a variety of methods, including medications, surgery, and other medical procedures. Functional medical doctors also use a holistic personalised approach to care. However, they often work closely with functional nutritionists for in-depth nutritional and lifestyle interventions. If you are dealing with a debilitating or life-threatening long-term chronic condition, take a number of prescribed medications, then seeing a functional medical doctor would be a more suitable approach.

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Hello, I’m Elena your data-driven Functional Nutritionist to help you achieve your goals.

I’m here to help you feel your best through nutritional and lifestyle changes.

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