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MEET MURIEL WALLACE-SCOTT

Clinic Director & BANT Registered Nutritionist
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MURIEL WALLACE-SCOTT

Dip ION, mBANT CNHCReg

Why I embarked on my functional medicine journey...

I have faced health challenges throughout my life, but it was in my late 20s that my well-being took a significant downturn. I began experiencing constant joint pains, severe fatigue, digestive issues, hair loss, hormonal imbalances, and various other symptoms. Despite consulting numerous doctors and specialists, none could provide a clear explanation for my illness.

Feeling frustrated and helpless with conventional medicine's inability to address my condition, I made the courageous decision to leave my job and pursue a career in nutrition. My goal was to deepen my understanding of the intricate relationship between health and diet, hoping to find answers and improve my own well-being.

Over the course of four years, I dedicated myself to studying at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. However, this journey was not without its challenges. Balancing the demands of studying, working, and raising two children, all while dealing with my chronic health problems, took a significant toll on me both physically and emotionally.

During this time, my younger son began experiencing his own health issues, which served as a catalyst for my interest in functional medicine. Witnessing my child's struggles further motivated me to explore alternative approaches that consider the underlying causes of health problems, rather than merely addressing the symptoms.

By delving into functional medicine, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of our bodily systems and explore comprehensive solutions for both myself and my son. It is my firm belief that this approach will provide us with valuable insights into our health challenges and help us find effective, personalized treatment strategies

What I learnt through my journey...

 

Over the years, I have received several diagnoses, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, PCOS, IBS, endometriosis, PMDD, and rosacea. While these diagnoses might sound overwhelming, I have come to realize that it's more important to focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms that cause my symptoms and dysfunction. Our bodies use symptoms as a way to communicate that something is wrong, providing us with an opportunity to take action and make positive changes. This shift in perspective has been truly transformative and life-changing.

So, where do I stand today? You might assume that, as a nutritionist, I must be the epitome of perfect health. The reality is both yes and no. I have faced numerous challenges, but what I can confidently say is that my health no longer holds me back from living life to its fullest.

Approaching my 40s, I feel healthier, stronger, and more resilient than ever before. Thanks to my knowledge and understanding of functional medicine, I have been able to save my own life. While I still experience difficult days, they are becoming fewer and farther between. I have gained a deep understanding of why these setbacks occur and have the tools to address them. This has empowered me, fostering a sense of positivity and control over my health.

I share my story because I firmly believe that there is always something that can be done to improve someone's health and quality of life, regardless of how complex their conditions may be. With the right approach and support, positive changes are possible.

Functional medicine continues to captivate me as a fascinating field.

I am constantly learning and remain excited about the limitless possibilities it presents for myself, my family, and my clients. My passion for what I do drives me to help others in their quest for better health.

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Education, Qualifications & Memberships

I studied for four years at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London.

I am a member of BANT and I am also registered with the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners (CNHC). 

I have invested and continue to invest every year countless hours in further training, seminars and conferences since qualifying.

I am proud to be a AFMCP™-UK 2018 graduate and I am undergoing continuous training at both the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Kharrazian Institute in the USA as part of my commitment to maintaining the highest standards of knowledge and competence in the practice of evidence based nutritional therapy and functional medicine. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
  • Autoimmunity

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Endometriosis

  • PCOS

  • Insulin Resistance/ Type 2 Diabetes

  • Gus Disorders, IBS, SIBO

Education and Training

  • Kharrazian Institute

    • Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications​

    • Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Syndromes Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Childhood Development Disorders Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Chronic Fatigue and Pain Syndromes Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Cognitive Decline and Dementia Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Infertility, Prenatal Care, and Maternal Health Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Diabetes and Dysglycemia Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Neuroinflammation Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Hashimoto’s Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Autoimmunity Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

    • Gastrointestinal Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

  • Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM):

    • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice - AFMCP​

    • Biotransformation Advanced Practice Module

    • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module

    • GI Advanced Practice Module

    • Immune Advanced Practice Module

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