About Me

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


About Elena

My name is Elena Letyagina and I am a registered nutritional therapist and the founder of Gut Philosophy.

I graduated from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition and have a particular interest in gut health and its role in the development of chronic illnesses and our overall health.

The idea of Gut Philosophy was born when I was dealing with my own health issues.  Prior to my studies, I was an investment professional working long hours in a highly pressured environment.  This was the time when I started having my first health concerns, such as frequent respiratory infections.  After having my two children, my health deteriorated further, my recurrent infections caused constant complications, I was taking rounds of antibiotics, developed joint pains, was sleep deprived and generally was not feeling my best.

Only when I started my nutrition studies I managed to link all of these seemingly unrelated symptoms back to my gut health.  That was a breakthrough moment as none of my concerns were gut-related.  This is when I realised how important our gut health is for our overall health, vitality, and longevity.  Gut Philosophy was founded to educate people about gut health and empower them to take actions towards achieving their optimal wellbeing.  Even if you think that your health issues have nothing to do with the gut, the chances are high that they are related to the gut.

I am 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.

I adhere BANT’s and CNHC’s strict codes of conduct, fully insured, and constantly undertake continuous professional development.


What My Happy Clients Say!

“Elena has inspired me to start my health optimisation journey. She has done several functional tests for me (microbiome etc) and helped identify and treat a few issues they showed. It transpired I had candida (which explained some issues I had for years) and through following Elena’s advice, this has been sorted.

She has also tweaked my diet, encouraging me to include food groups I used to ignore and making sure my morning smoothies were balanced, teaching me optimum nutrition for better health. She has also given me advice on sleep, stress management, and weight loss. I have now lost 6kg following Elena’s recommendations and have never felt better.”

Fiona N.

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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.



United Kingdom

Reg. Company 12149506 hello@gutphilosophy.com

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