Alice Mackintosh is a degree level, fully registered Nutritional Therapist.
During her training Alice gained a First Class Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy at the renowned Centre for Nutrition Education in the UK. She also has a scientific background with a prior degree in Biomedical Sciences from Leeds University.
Having originally set out to qualify as a medical doctor, Alice’s instinctive understanding of the impacts of diet on health and the development of disease led her to pursue her career in nutrition instead. Using her knowledge and experience she now advises on all aspects of nutrition in west London’s Chelsea.
She is known in the nutrition industry for her charismatic style that helps to motivate her clients to make positive and meaningful changes to their health without being dull or overly restrictive. Having personally witnessed the effects that a busy lifestyle can have on health, she understands the need for no-nonsense regimes based on the most up-to-date scientific research.
As well as advising clients with a variety of health complaints, uniquely, Alice delves deeper to try and get to the heart of what can be causing them. Many come to her as a last resort, having struggled in vain with complex health problems for many years. Alice recognises that everybody is different and works with each individual to create bespoke strategies that are tailored to their unique needs and health objectives.
Alice regularly writes for magazines and newspapers; and is often invited to comment on a host of nutritional matters on BBC World News and BBC Radio 4. In 2017 she teamed up with established author, client and friend Rachel Kelly to create bestselling book The Happy Kitchen – Good Mood Food, a guide to eating for mental health based on 140 pieces of scientific research.
Most recently Alice co-founded nutritional supplement company Equi London with partner Rosie Speight. Incorporating her knowledge and unique approach into the formulation of each product, they have created a new generation of top quality, multi-award winning nutritional supplements designed to support the body against the stresses and strains of modern day life.
As well as consulting directly with clients, Alice also works with bigger audiences at a wide range of events for both private and corporate clients. Regularly being invited to present at offices and events, her knowledge and natural flair for public speaking keeps audiences entertained and inspired. She is also brought on to consult for businesses and start-ups within the health sector, developing unique menus and cleanses; as well as advising on many other aspects related to nutrition.
Alice is a proud member of the two leading governing bodies for nutrition and complementary healthcare – the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).