Mrs Brenda Smith
Mrs Brenda Smith is a Registered Dietitian, who qualified from Kings College London with a Bachelor in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2009. She was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Allergy from Southampton University in November 2018 qualified as a Mindful Based Eating Instructor from MB-EAT in 2020. Previous to dietetics she worked in finance.
Brenda has practiced as specialist gastroenterology and lead specialist weight management dietitian for NHS services. She has worked privately with adult and adolescent mental health disorders, including experience with eating disorders. She began full-time private practice from May 2018 seeing infants, children, young persons and adults. She further developed her practice to include optimisation of diet, exercise and sleep based on DNA, long covid and Mast Cell Activation (MCAS).
Whilst working for NHS services, Brenda was recognised for her evidence based and effective practice; twice nominated for patient excellence and showcased on effectiveness to other health professionals including the Clinical Care and Quality Commission on their visit.
Brenda provides a range of dietary treatments and welcomes working alongside new or existing health professionals to provide holistic care.
Related to the gut: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which can be caused by lactose intolerance, fructose, some or all FODMAPs or other intolerances caused by natural food chemicals (that can mimic allergy), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), multiple allergies including Cow’s Milk Allergy (both IgE and Non-IgE), coeliac and other disease such as Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis and post-surgery ileostomy/colostomy, high out-put and short bowel syndrome.
Related to Eating disorders including, Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Non Other Specified (NOS), Binge Eating (BED) and differentiating between Avoidance Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and fussy eating: dietary assessment (including refeeding risk) a appropriate support for weight.
Related to other health and weight management: menopausal, acne, weight loss, cholesterol, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and high blood pressure.
Brenda is registered with the Health and Care Professional Council and the British Dietetic Association, including their Allergy and Intolerance Group, Gastroenterology, Mental Health and Obesity Groups. She is also registered with a number of private health insurance companies, including (including Allianz Worldwide Care, Aviva, Axa PPP Healthcare, BUPA, Cigna, WPA and Vitality Health).
Apart from clinical work, Brenda is a wife and mum of two, who enjoys learning about other cultures and keeping active.