About Dr Claudia Gravaghi
Hi, my name is Dr. Claudia Gravaghi (Ph.D.). as a nutritionist, I specialize in developing disease-specific diets, such as Chron’s disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, obesity, thyroid issues, and digestive disorders.
One of my desires is to help people to get the right science-based nutritional information and to support them achieve their goals.
As well as a nutritionist, I am a UK registered pharmacist and have also spent many years in academia as a clinical nutrition scientist, specializing in nutrition and cancer.
As a result, I offer a unique approach to nutrition - ensuring that all advice and recommendation are evidence-based, rooted in science, and helping you to cut through the vast amounts of nutritional information out there to create the right approach for you.
My approach to nutrition
I believe that by taking care of your diet, you are taking care of your health - to me, diet and health are the same things. Delivering honest and transparent nutrition advice, combined with my scientific and pharmaceutical background mean that I can really help you to understand what information, facts, and advice to focus in order to achieve the results you are looking for.
I work with my clients, creating a tailored approach and delivering personal recommendations based on their needs.
I also understand that in order to take steps in the right direction and make changes to your diet and lifestyle, you will often need support and guidance outside of your consultation time. This is why I offer 24/7 support to my clients and am on hand via WhatsApp or email to offer advice, tips, and support as you embark on this journey of making changes. Together we can do this.
science-based approach to your nutrition
I wish I could say that I have always been a natural foodie, but like most people, my relationship with food and nutrition was a little more complicated.
I went from a skinny child to a curvy teenager literally overnight, which affected my confidence, my mood, and my emotions, and looking back, this time has given me a real understanding of how stubborn our minds can be in resisting positive changes; if we are not in the right place frame of mind to make those changes. This I guess was the start of my journey with food and nutrition.
I graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Milan and went on to do a PhD in Experimental and Clinical Nutrition, which was later translated and published in the Journal of Nutrition.
After winning a postdoctoral EU fellowship, I moved to New York to work in Nutrition and Cancer at the Strang Cancer Prevention Centre at the Rockefeller University. I went on to work at Weill Cornell Medical College at the New York Presbyterian Hospital after being awarded a grant in Nutrition and Cancer Prevention by the National Institute of Health. Here I investigated the effect of obesity on breast cancer and was exposed to the very latest clinical evidence in nutrition and cancer.
In 2009, I went on to put my knowledge of clinical nutrition into practice. I moved to London, joined the UK General Pharmaceutical Council as a certified Pharmacist (2047784), and qualified as a Nutritionist with a diploma in Nutrition and Health at the British College of Nutrition and Health.
As a nutritionist, I am finally able to bring all the aspects of my career together - my scientific knowledge, my passion for helping others, and my knowledge and understanding of the psychological aspects related to food problems. I am able to offer evidence-based, accurate ways to help my clients, specifically tailored to meet their individual needs and lifestyles. I consult with individual clients as well as working as Clinical Nutritionist for the Mayfair Doctors clinic in London.
Alongside my passion for nutrition, I am also a skin supplement specialist and have worked with businesses to develop formulations for anti-ageing skincare, as well as being part of the team developed a health and nutrition app. I see myself as a constant innovator in nutrition and science and it is my mission to help people across the world to take better care of their health and diet to start a new journey.
Today my time is divided between London and Milan, and I work with clients and companies in both locations.
"The greatest wealth is health"
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