Margaret Fraser

Margaret Fraser

Nutritional Therapy Dip CNM, BSc (Hons), mBANT, mANP, mGNC (Assoc), CNHC.

Margaret practices Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy at Napiers Edinburgh. 

During the latter part of a career in Finance, I became increasingly aware of my desire to follow a more fulfilling path, one where I could positively influence the lives of others. My growing awareness of and increasing interest in the impact of diet and lifestyle on physical and mental wellbeing, led me towards The College of Naturopathic Nutrition and a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition. I approached the course with great enthusiasm and graduated with distinction.

My previous studies in biochemistry provided an understanding of the physiological reactions and interactions taking place within the body as it constantly strives to maintain balance and equilibrium. My training as a Naturopathic Nutritionist added a holistic dimension to optimising health, effectively bringing together the interplay between diet, lifestyle and our environment. Assessing the whole person and their environment is an essential step towards identifying impactful changes, designed to restore balance. As we are all unique, the health journey for each individual is likely to be different.

Looking around me, I am acutely aware that the pressures of modern day life leave even the most organised of individuals little time to nourish body and mind. The importance of what and how we eat has faded and carving out time for restorative activities such as exercise or self-care mostly viewed as a luxury.
My aim therefore, is to educate clients so they can make informed choices about the food they eat and the way they live their lives, allowing them to implement lasting changes and achieve their ultimate health goals.

APPROACH TO TREATMENT

Understanding your aims and your health journey to date facilitates the identification of potential nutritional imbalances and their root cause. Addressing both cause and effect drives a personalised nutrition approach, with dietary and lifestyle plans tailored to support your individual wellbeing.

Whether you arrive in clinic with aspirations of improving your overall health or aim to focus on specific health concerns, I will work with you to identify achievable, strategic changes to support your needs.

MY CLIENTS

I work with a range of health conditions with a special interest in:
- type 2 diabetes;
- weight management;
- stress, anxiety and low mood;
- menopausal symptoms.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Initial appointments last between 60-90 minutes during which I will complete a thorough review of your case. I will prepare a detailed nutritional and lifestyle plan supported by scientific evidence. Where beneficial, I will suggest supplements and may recommend functional testing or tests from your GP.

Follow up appointments last 60 minutes and usually take place 4 weeks after an initial appointment. We will use this time to catch up on your progress and revise the plan to keep moving you forward. Packages can be arranged if you prefer to book a series of appointments.

RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Biochemistry (Honours) - Heriot-Watt University
Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition - The College of Naturopathic Nutrition

MEMBERSHIPS

BANT British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
CNHC Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
ANP Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
GNC General Naturopathic Council (Associate)

HOW TO BOOK

If you would like to book an appointment with Margaret please contact Napiers Edinburgh Clinic Reception on 0131 225 5542, or email us at edinburghclinic@napiers.net

January 29, 2024 — Caitlin Keddie

Claire Goulding

Claire Goulding, NIMH Herbalist

BSc, NIMH, Western Medical Herbalist

Claire is an experienced Western Medical Herbalist (BSc), a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and works at Napiers online clinic.

Claire sees a range of patients as part of her general practice. However, Claire’s background in education and bodywork has led to a special interest in young people as well as women’s health, where common issues arise such as hormonal imbalances, skin complaints, mental health, stress, digestion complaints and sleep issues.

With over 14 years of experience working in clinical settings, Claire uses a range of biomedical tools to assess her patients, calling on her orthodox medical training as well as traditional medicine disciplines, curating holistic treatment protocols to help bring the body back into balance. She has worked as a massage therapist since 2010 being trained in Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Holistic Massage. Sessions with Claire are warm, patient-centred and therapeutically held.

With a strong background in facilitation, forest school and mentoring, Claire delivers a range of empowering educational programmes as part of her practice; helping people develop their own therapeutic connection with nature, offering accessible ways to bring herbs into one’s daily life through diet and seasonal foraging tips.

What will a session look like?

After a free 15-minute-long chat to get to know the patient better, the first consultation will last 1 hour and will include an in-depth assessment into the patient’s medical history, current medication, as well as diet and sleep pattern.

Claire will then go away and research the case in more detail and devise a herbal prescription and create a bespoke treatment plan. The follow up consultation will last around 30 minutes, and stand as more of a check in to see how the patient is getting on and if any changes to the prescription need to be made. Depending on the individual, working with Claire may last anywhere between 1 to 12 months. Each one of Claire’s patients are treated as a unique case and are supported fully through their journey.

When not working, Claire can be found wild swimming, singing with a community choir, and spending time out in nature as much as possible!

November 24, 2023 — Arjun Koyappalli
Isabelle Obert de Thieusies

Isabelle Obert de Thieusies

Isabelle Obert de Thieusies
Isabelle trained at the Raworth Centre and qualified in 2002 with aNutrition Consultant's diploma with Distinction.  She has been working atthe Zita West Clinic since 2005 as well as working with private clients,specialising in fertility, IVF and pregnancy.  Isabelle believes that dietplays an important role in assisted fertility and natural conception and canhave a positive impact on hormonal imbalances such as PCOS andendometriosis.

She aims to demystify fertility nutrition and takes time to explain clearlyhow and why diet is so important, offering achievable advice that istailored to each individual person or couple as well as keeping up-to-datewith evidence-based research to ensure that she is providing her clientswith the best possible advice and nutritional solutions to enable them tohave the highest chances of conceiving.
November 14, 2023 — Arjun Koyappalli
Dean Harley

Dean Harley

Dean is a Naturopathic Practitioner experienced in Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. With interests in nerve problems, cardiovascular health, digestive disorders as well as male and female reproductive system wellbeing.
September 20, 2023 — Caitlin Keddie

Rebecca Traylen

Rebecca Traylen

Rebecca Traylen ANutr

BSc (Hons) Biology, MSc (Hons) Nutrition, Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)

Rebecca is an Associate Nutritionist, specialising in gut health and women's health, from hormone imbalance to fertility, pregnancy and beyond.

Her passion for nutrition sparked at university. The toll of studying and participation in the rowing club left her constantly tired, regularly getting sick, and with difficulty concentrating. She started to look at small changes to her lifestyle and nutrition, and these made a big difference.

This led her to learn more about the gut microbiome, and it's influence on everything from immune health, to sleep, stress, skin, digestive health and allergies. The more attention she paid to her gut health, the better she felt. After completing her Master's in Human Nutrition, she began helping more and more people understand how their gut could be the key to their overall wellbeing.

Recently, she has started working with women, to help them understand how gut health, diet and lifestyle can help balance hormones and increase the chances of fertility success. She also works with those who are already pregnant to ensure that their gut health, and the health of their developing baby is supported throughout each trimester and into the postnatal period.

Rebecca believes an individualised and patient centred approach is vital when supporting all aspects of health. Having first hand experience with the impact of an unbalanced gut, her approach is empathetic. Her goal is to empower patients to take control of their health and wellbeing. She has a keen interest in cooking and nutrition, and regularly posts gut healthy recipes on her Instagram account @healthygutkitchen.

September 19, 2023 — Rebecca Traylen

Sheila Korimboccus

Sheila Korimboccus

Holistic Therapist.

Sheila Korimboccus

 Sheila is a Holistic Therapist who qualified in KCR in 2019 with the KCR Academy.
After a long career in retail, an ankle injury led her to seek an alternative approach to healing.

She had one session of KCR and found it life changing. A follow up session a few months later spurred her on to train and qualify as a KCR Therapist herself.

Wanting to help heal others, Sheila has now trained in several Holistic Therapies including Reiki, Life Coaching and Hopi Ear Candling.

To book a consultation with Sheila please contact the Bathgate clinic via:
62 George Street, Bathgate, EH48 1PD
Telephone: 01506 353 786
Email: bathgate@napiers.net

May 04, 2023 — Arjun Koyappalli
Tags: Bathgate

Rhian Heppleston

Rhian Heppleston
DSM DRSM DOSM
Sports & Remedial, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy &
Post-natal , On-Site Chair and Swedish massage
 
I am an Edinburgh-based SMTO registered Massage Therapist in Sports & Remedial, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy & Post-natal, On-Site Chair and Swedish massage, and CORE Fascial Release.
 

Incorporating a range of remedial techniques, which include trigger point therapy and myofascial release, my treatments aim to reduce pain and tension and increase range of motion. Beyond changing physical structures and tissues, I believe it is important to give clients the tools to further their own recovery, to cue them in how to take care of their body and mind by integrating good habits and practices which can aid injury prevention and restore their physical and emotional well-being. A crucial part of healing and recovery is relaxation and rebalancing, which is why all of my treatments will incorporate some elements of a relaxation massage. I also provide soft tissue massage services for Sport Scotland Institute of Sport. 

Rhian practices from Napiers Edinburgh Clinic.
To make an appointment or for more information, call 0131 225 5542 or email edinburghclinic@napiers.net
If you require more information about any of the treatments on offer, visit Rhian's website here.

October 19, 2022 — Chloe Cheng
Pearlyn Quan

Pearlyn Quan




Pearlyn Quan
 
Dip TCM Acupuncture, MAcS TCM
Acupuncture | Cupping | Tuina
 
Pearlyn is a licensed acupuncturist and a registered member of the Acupuncture Society, and is fully insured to practice acupuncture, tuina, cupping and moxibustion.
 
Pearlyn studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture with her teacher Darren Rose, who runs a busy fertility clinic in London. She continued to develop her skills in Chinese herbal medicine, cupping and tuina at the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chung Hwa Medical Institute), as well as the School of Healing Arts (SOHA) in Singapore. Upon graduation, she worked as a clinical assistant to Dr Gabriel Chen at Oak Health TCM Clinic in Singapore.
 
Previously, Pearlyn had a career in design and technology. Confronted with various stress-related health issues, she eventually turned to Chinese medicine and found it nothing short of life-changing, and went on to study TCM and acupuncture to help others in need of support and self-care. Chinese medicine is deeply rooted in her culture and upbringing, and she hopes to share it in a way that is easy and approachable. Her special interest is in acupuncture for fertility, IVF support, and women’s health, but she is happy to treat anyone across a wide range of conditions and health goals.

Treatment Type

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient therapy which uses negative pressure within glass cups to help reduce tension, decrease inflammation and improve blood flow and movement of energy.

Tuina

Literally translated into "push-pull", Tuina is a Chinese medical acupressure massage which is performed without oil over a cloth. Acupressure points are activated to treat deep muscle tension and musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Pearlyn practices from Napiers Edinburgh Clinic.
If you require more information about any of the treatments on offer or would like to make an appointment, please contact Pearlyn directly on 07498785622 or visit Pearlyn's website here.

Alternatively, if you need further help please call Napiers Edinburgh Clinic on 0131 225 5542 or email edinburghclinic@napiers.net

September 29, 2022 — Caitlin Keddie
Anthony Pollitt

Anthony Pollitt



Health & Wellness Consultant
Clinical Nutritionist, Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist
(MSACN, CFMP, CKCP, SFH, RSM)

- Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy
- Clinical Nutrition
- In-house Health & Wellness Presentation
    About Anthony

    Anthony went through a life-changing experience some years ago: a quintuple
    heart bypass. He thought he lived well i.e. ate wholesome food and exercised
    etc. His recovery advice was to eat well and exercise but he was already doing
    that.

    That led him on a journey to find out more: two years pre-medical studies for
    entry into and complete a Masters of Applied Clinical Nutrition, followed by
    certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP), and Certified
    Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS). He is also a member of the Royal Society
    of Medicine (RSM).

    When working with clients he became more aware of the external and internal
    issues that affect us in our eating and daily lives. This led him to train as a
    hypnotherapist/psychotherapist in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH
    Specialist). SFH takes you from where you are now and supports you to move
    forward positively in your life.

    Anthony enjoys visiting work places to give engaging, practical, and informative
    sessions on health and wellness – what it means and how to take positive steps
    forward.

    Anthony’s Clinic

    I work with adults to support your journey to better health through tasty,
    wholesome nutrition or hypnotherapy/psychotherapy - sometimes both.

    What to Expect

    The initial consultation for hypnotherapy/psychotherapy sessions is around 45
    minutes. We will discuss your reason for attending the clinic and show you
    what is happening in your brain which explains the possible reasons for the way
    you’re feeling. You will leave the initial consultation with a special recording to
    prepare you for your future sessions.
    With clinical nutrition, we will discuss your needs related to your medical
    history, food likes and dislikes and other issues that may arise during our
    conversation.

    The final meal plan designed for you will included:

    - Pictorial weekly schedule
    - Detailed shopping list
    - Easy to follow recipes for each meal

    Here is a link to a short video telling you about the meal plan – click here
    If you have any questions about any of the information above, click here to
    send me an email. Or, drop into Napiers, Glasgow and talk to the helpful and
    knowledgeable staff there.
    September 27, 2022 — Caitlin Keddie
    Mike Nicholson

    Mike Nicholson


    Mike is a body worker and NLP Practitioner who is passionate about working with the
    person as a whole; offering treatments that integrate body and mind. He trained under and
    works with a traditional Hawaiian Healer who is Cultural Advisor to the University of Hawaii.
    Master NLP Practitioner, Accredited KCR Practitioner, Low Level Laser Therapist. Hawaiian
    Healing Practitioner and Trainer (Ho’oponopono).
    Services
    • Pain Management – incorporating various techniques to reduce pain levels and increase mobility using gentle stretches and mobilisations. Myofascial Release, Kinesiology, Kinetic Chain Release (KCR), Emmett Technique.
    •  Hawaiian Healing - Includes self-care tools to change your emotional state, working with the root cause of emotional issues and looking to resolve internal conflict.
    • Smoking Cessation - Using pain free low level laser therapy to help stop the cravings and stress related to Nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
    • NLP- Neuro Linguistic Programming- Proven techniques to assist in removing the root cause and symptoms of negative emotion and trauma including Anxiety, Depression and Phobias.
    Areas where these treatments can help:
    • Managing Chronic Pain
    • Improving poor posture
    • Emotional Pain and Internal Conflict
    • Anxiety and Depression
    • Phobias and Fears
    • Trauma, PTSD
    • Improved Sports performance
    • Addressing Limiting Beliefs

    If you require more information about any of the treatments on offer, contact Mike:
    Mobile: 07785 768780
    Email: info@reformclinic.com
    Website: www.reformclinic.com
    If you would like to book an appointment with Mike, please contact Napiers Clinic Glasgow
    Reception on 0141 339 5859, or email glasgow@napiers.net
    September 14, 2022 — Caitlin Keddie

    Avi Lago

    Avi Lago

    Avi Lag, Ayurvedic Consultant/Practitioner

    Ayurvedic Practitioner & Consultant

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • Ayurveda
    • Vedic Counselling
    • Indian Medicine

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT AN AYURVEDA CONSULTATION

    The first consultation lasts 60 minutes. Avi will take a detailed medical history covering not only your current complaint and medications, allergies, and family history, but also your diet and lifestyle. Your pulse and tongue will be checked - this will give the practitioner a deeper understanding of the underlying issues. As Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic system of health, this will explore areas such as how we interact with ourselves and others. Many people will have a keen interest in yoga and meditation, this will give each seeker a better understanding of their connection to the wider universe. Here Avi will give a detailed insight into your unique Body/Mind type (Dosha), explore the bodily tissues (Dhatus), and channels (Srotas), when Avi brings these three levels together this will bring a clear picture of the root cause. Like many people who come to Ayurveda it is to become in sync with the self, season, and our environment. This will be covered in diet and aftercare.

    Your Diet/Lifestyle plan will then be discussed and agreed with you to suit your needs. Following the consultation, Avi will formulate suitable herbs individually tailored to your needs which may include a tea (dried herbs), supplements and oils. Nutritional or lifestyle advice, if appropriate, may also be given where required to suit your Dosha and Prakriti (unique body type).

    A follow-up consultation will take place 2-3 weeks later to monitor your progress. This will last approximately 30 minutes. If you need further consultations, additional visits are generally at four or six-week intervals to help integrate the plan and lifestyle.

    ABOUT AVI

    Avi is a qualified Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle consultant. As fourth generation British Indian, his love for his culture developed from a very young age, exploring the spiritual realms, and integrating this in various ways. One of these ways that took him from the start was the plethora of herbs and spices at home with his mother and grandmothers. He learned that our food is our medicine. This led to the journey of the versatility of preparations of herbs in teas, tinctures, oils. Naturally this developed with his own travels of seeing the various systems of medicine around the globe on his journeys to India, USA, the Far East and North Africa.

    Avi qualified under the great care, support and guidance of Dr. Deepa Apte, in the heart of London - Founder of Ayurveda Pura Clinic and Academy. Dr. Apte is a fully qualified Indian Medical Doctor (Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery, India), a qualified Yoga teacher and a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. She is also an Executive Director of the APA (Ayurvedic Practitioners Association) of UK.

    Having had the chance to meet various teachers before knowing this path was for him, after a beautiful experience in the Ganges, Avi returned to his roots and realised Avi what he could offer to Glasgow. 

    Just as he was taken on a journey to the roots of the Vedic culture of the Indus valley, come with Avi and let him guide you each step of the way back to the source of you using Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation.

    If you would like to book an appointment, please contact Clinic Reception on, or at 0141 339 5859 or glasgow@napiers.net. If you would like to discuss whether Ayurveda could support you or for more information, please contact Avi on 07582957615 or email avilagoo@gmail.com.

    APPOINTMENTS FOR PATIENTS GLASGOW CLINIC CAN BE MADE WITH AVI BY TELEPHONE/IN PERSON. PLEASE CONTACT THE GLASGOW CLINIC DIRECTLY TO BOOK.

    Dee Atkinson

    Dee is the senior herbal practitioner at Napiers the Herbalists in Edinburgh. She runs a general medicine clinic with a special interest in women’s health, managing hormonal health and ageing.
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