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About me



Digestive wellness 



Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Parasitic infection

Candida overgrowths


Food allergies & intolerance

Children's Health

ASD and sensory disorders


ADHD in adults & children

Mood disorders

Who am I?

I'm Lucy, your local experienced Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. 

I am a full member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT). I am committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest health news and research material. For continued professional development I attend seminars, lectures, workshops and subscribe to medical journals to keep abreast of current health news articles.

My philosophy is not about placing limitations and restrictions on people but helping them to listen to their body and to the symptoms it demonstrates to make wiser, more informed decisions about their food intake and health, using nutrient support where necessary to gain equilibrium once again.

What's my story?

I was diagnosed with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the age of 9 - a medical rarity at the time, that I believe was triggered by internalised trauma which has now been recognised to be a driving cause of chronic and autoimmune disease (high ACE score - adverse childhood experiences). Therefore, I have been through the spectrum of emotion that comes with a chronic illness. I have been hospitalised, medicalised, traumatised and dis-engaged with my body. This has shaped the way I view my clients. I don't judge or shame but offer a nurturing physical & emotional space so that you can be heard.

How did I get here?

I trained at the well-respected College of Naturopathic Medicine in London where I gained a diploma in naturopathic nutrition. I now practise privately in Warwickshire. For those who are not local, I do offer a video appointment service. 

What is naturopathy?

Naturopathic nutrition is a holistic therapy that treats everyone as an individual, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the whole person when assessing health problems. It seeks to address biochemical imbalances in the body by creating optimal conditions to enhance the body’s natural healing power through diet, lifestyle and possibly supplementation.

I must add...

Your consultation will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, and I am happy to write to a GP or other medical practitioner if you require that service. I habitually analyse blood results & other functional test results,  making referrals back to the medics when the need arises.

If you are already under the care of a physician, I will happily work alongside them to help you achieve wellness through nutrition.

Member organisations CNHC BANT registered member.

Please ask me about the private testing available in my clinic such as commprehensive stool tests, nutrigenomic (genetic) testing, metabolic testing and food intolerances.

My continued professional development has included:

- Managing complex SIBO cases

- Gut/Brain & Brain/gut inflammation

- Mental health & gut bacteria

- Paediatric Nutrition for Special Educational Needs & neuro-diversity

- Strategies to support ADHD profiles in adults, children & teenagers

- Certificate in Health Coaching for Nutritional Therapists 

- Undergoing specialist functional medicine training to support Cancer with Nutritional Therapy 

Lucy Sparkes Nutritionist
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