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                                                                 About Karina

Hi, I'm Karina. I'm a nutritionist, specialising in sport nutrition, mental wellbeing and weight management. I live and train in trail running most of the year in Corsica, where we run our wellness and sport training camp with my husband.

I also spend a lot of time in my favourite town London, practising nutritional therapy. 

Being passionate about nutrition and physiology, I have completed an exciting research project analysing the impact of caffeine on electrolytes balance and hydration within my BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy at University of Portsmouth. But my research journey has never stopped after university. I continue exploring experimental studies comparing various training methods and nutrition on physical and mental performance.


I'm also a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer, having completed several marathons and ultra endurance events. 

As a Nutritional Therapy practitioner, I'm registered with the British Association For Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) - professional body for Nutritional Therapists, and with the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC) - Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

 

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Nutrition advice you can trust

What you can expect from working with me:

Learn what, when and how to eat. You probably already have a good idea of what’s healthy and what’s not… so why aren’t you seeing results? I will help you to put it all together: the balance, the timing and the amount that’s right for you.

Identify and help you overcome barriers. Everyone has challenges. Sometimes, we grow so accustomed to them that we don’t even realise how much they are holding us back. I will help you see what’s moving you towards your goals and what might be keeping you from doing and being your best.

You’re not doing it alone. Having someone you are accountable to when you set goals can be a huge motivator. Knowing that I will be regularly checking in with you can help you stick to your action plan, and will help you get back on track when life throws unexpected challenges your way.

You have a trusted resource. What protein powder should I buy? Should I be taking supplements? You can ask me all of your burning nutrition questions, knowing that you’ll get an answer based on the latest science and research.

Specialisations

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Sport nutrition

Sport nutrition is not just for elite athletes. 

Whether you are a recreational athlete, social player or an ultra-endurance athlete, your body needs specific and adequate amount of nutrients, energy and fluid to perform at its best.


Your metabolism and recovery capacity may be very different from others, therefore it's important to develop a personalised, periodised, and practical nutrition plan.

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Mental Wellbeing and Energy Support

If you need help copying with stress, lack of sleep, brain fog, poor concentration and persistent fatigue, there are various ways to get support through nutrition and lifestyle changes. 

Nutrition can also help to improve your mental wellbeing, brain health, memory and cognitive skills. 


 

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Weight management

Weight Management is an Art and a Science, and it's about more than just food.

If you have already tried many diets and failed to loose extra unwanted weight in a long term, don't despair. 

My approach is different, safe and sustainable for weight management, with many inspiring success stories. 

 

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My Story

For years i was dealing with digestive issues, eczema and chronic urticaria.  

No one seemed to take it seriously; most doctors just brushed it off with a prescription for some cortisone cream. After experiencing a sudden anaphylactic shock, I was  prescribed stronger steroid medication to reduce skin reactions.

 

But i knew, these medications were just masking the symptoms, without resolving the root cause of my health issue. I always suspected a close link between my digestive health, foods and skin inflammation. 

So I went back to university to study nutritional science to learn physiology, digestion, microbiome and to better understand nutrition impact on my health. What started as a search for answers became a real passion - nutritional therapy which has completely changed my professional and personal life...

My Values

I believe in ‘root cause medicine’. My aim is to find the ‘why’ behind your symptoms, and empower you to make long term, sustainable changes for your better health.

I value each client and tailor nutrition services to fit your lifestyle, your aspirations and your goals.

I am committed to help you navigate through  your complex, chronic health conditions using personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice. 

There is large volume of scientific evidence demonstrating that adequate nutritional changes can improve general health and may treat many diseases and imbalances. But such nutritional changes have to be personalised, based on your metabolic, microbial and unique genetic phenotype.
 
I look forward to showing you what you can achieve!

My Approach

I focus not only on nutrition & diet, but also on physical exercise as a therapy in my practice.

I strongly believe that both changes need to be implemented to achieve meaningful and sustainable results in the long-term, especially in weight loss and chronic conditions management. 

Being passionate by research in nutritional science and physical activity & sport, i use various tools to assess individual metabolic health, body composition and nutrition imbalances. 

With my husband Laurent, we run a  sport & nutritional lab in Corsica open to all types of clients looking to improve their health. 

Vladimir, 60

"I was overweight and pre-diabetic. After 9 months of working with Karina, i lost 12 kilos and most importantly, i was able to get my blood sugar under control. It was not an easy journey, there were a lot of ups & downs, but the results are great. I'm very grateful to Karina for her continued support throughout this time."

Olivier, 45

"I was becoming more serious about training smarter for ultras, but unfortunately, I never really paid as much attention to my nutrition as I should. To be honest, I thought I was already doing a good job by following my usual diet. 

In sport events, I was loading on commercially available bars and gels, but I didn't know if it was sufficient or optimal . Karina did a great, very detailed analysis of my diet, identifying many imbalances. My protein intake was also not adequate for the amount of training. With a new training and proper diet, I'm hoping to get a new PB in Nice ironman this year."

Paula, 45

"I met Karina at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition Clinic for 3 consultations, looking to manage my irritable bowel symptoms. 

I also had rosacea for the past 5 years, but it's worsen considerably 

during lockdowns despite regular use of antibiotic creams.  After initial consultation, the dietary changes have significantly improved my digestion. I no longer had bloating or abdominal cramps. It was such a joy to get my flat stomach back! Karina also guided me through the elimination diet and all potential triggers of rosacea that allowed me to avoid flare-ups."

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