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November Stress and Nutrition Workshop

We all have to deal with stress at some point and it can affect us in varying degrees. Overwork, lack of sleep, colds and flu, emotional upset, grief and poor eating habits – amongst others – all put stress on your body. Join Registered Nutritionist Kate Delmar – Morgan for this interactive stress and nutrition workshop and learn how to replenish depleted resources in order to restore balance and renew your vitality.
STRESS AND NUTRITION There are many different avenues to help support you through stressful times and looking after your nutrition is vital to help prevent further decline in stress related health issues. Supporting yourself with the right nutrients can help the body to control the stress response and the subsequent effects caused by the response. Kate will offer nutrition strategies and practical tips to better equip your bodies…

Free talk: Ageing healthily and happily for women


The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy will be holding a Free public talk titled "Ageing Healthily and Happily for Women" on Thursday 18th May, 7-9pm. There will be talks by nutritional therapist Fleur Borrelli and yoga teacher Claire Dobbs. Although the talk is aimed primarily at women, it is open to the general public. For more information, see below.

About the talk
Inflammation may be at the root of all chronic disease today. These include obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration, allergies and autoimmune disease and even cancer. However, did you know that you can successfully mediate the majority of these through diet and lifestyle changes?

Come and join nutritional therapist and psychoneuroimmunologist Fleur Borrelli for this talk. She will show you how you can live a healthy and happy life full of vitality by making a few simple changes. These changes ca…

Nutrition, detox, weight loss and exercise.

Free talk: Nutrition, detox, weight loss and exercise
Thursday 21st January 2016, 7pm-9pm
Speakers: Fleur Borrelli and Marygrace Anderson

Our partners at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy,  will be holding a free public educational evening on Thursday 21st January 2016 (7pm-9pm). The talks this month are about nutrition, detox, weight loss and exercise and are open to the general public. Full details below.

Presentation topics and speakers

How intermittent living is the modern solution to a healthier you in 2016
Fleur Borrelli (Nutritional Therapist)

We cannot turn back the clock but there are strategies we can employ to keep us living longer healthier lives. Find out how intermittent living is the modern solution to a healthier 2016.

How nutrition and activity affect our brains
Marygrace Anderson (Hypnotherapist)

We discuss how much we have discovered about the hippocampus area of the brain – which controls learning and memory, and also influences mood and emotion – in relation to what…

Book: The In-Sync Diet

Our colleague at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, Fleur Borrelli (Nutritional Therapist), has collaborated with actress Glynis Barber on a new book called The In-Sync Diet. The diet is an evolutionary approach to weight management, incorporating all the secrets of your ancestors to help you to burn fat and stay lean and toned. Whilst most diets focus on what to eat, The In-Sync Diet is unique in that it also looks at when not to eat (to get rid of tiredness and fatigue)  and goes beyond simply recommending eating less and exercising more.

Glynis had been a keen advocate of natural health and wellness for many years before she approached Fleur for nutritional advice. Using an evolutionary approach to nutrition, Fleur made changes to Glynis' diet and lifestyle that revolutionised her thinking and The In-Sync Diet was born. The book was featured in the Mail on Sunday on the 18th April. Below is the full interview between Glynis Barber and Isobel James.

So Glynis, how have you …

January Weight Loss Workshop

Weight loss workshop
Thursday 15 January 2015, 6pm – 9pm

Marygrace Anderson of MG Hypnosis and Fleur Borrelli of Nutrition & Superfood will be holding a weight loss workshop at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on Thursday 15 January, 6 - 9pm. They will provide advice to help you to lose weight permanently and effectively. Here are five reasons why you should attend:

Successful proven results in long term weight lossLearn how you can eat to sustain appetite and energy levels  and lose the cravingsDiscover solutions to stop over eating and take effective  control of emotional eatingReceive a body composition analysis and learn what foods affect  your ability to maintain a stable weightExperience a 40 minute relaxation and confidence boosting  session using positive affirmations to achieve your goals, look  better and feel better   

The cost of this workshop is £45, which includes free handouts, a CD on relaxation/confidence and a personalized nutritional health assessment.

Nutrition: Surviving the Winter

Public Educational Evening: Thursday 23rd October, 7-9pm NUTRITION: SURVIVING THE WINTER with Fleur Borrelli, Nutritionist
Come along to this free nutrition evening led by Fleur Borrelli, Nutrition Therapist at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, on Thursday 23rd October 2014, 7-9pm. The main topic of discussion will be what foods are appropriate for boosting defences during the winter months.

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy
2nd Floor, 266 Upper Richmond Road,
London SW15 6TQ.

More information and bookings
This talk is free and open to the general public. However, places are limited, meaning that booking is essential. If you would like to attend, please call The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to, quoting October Public Educational Evening as the subject.

Looking at psoriasis the nutritional medicine way

by Fleur Borrelli, nutritionist at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

The skin and the brain are intricately linked. Both produce the same hormones and neurotransmitter substances. In the skin, serotonin should be converted to melatonin which acts as a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. It is no wonder, therefore, that the skin condition psoriasis is linked to both depression and anxiety disorders(1). A lack of nutritional cofactors such as vitamins B6 and B12 may prevent this conversion in a biochemical process known as methylation.

Geographical latitude may also influence incidence of psoriasis as beneficial sunlight is also needed to produce melatonin(2). Overuse of sunscreens and lack of exposure to the sun will also inhibit the production of vitamin D, vitally important for the integrity of the barriers of the body which include the intestinal lining, the blood brain barrier, the synovial lining and of course the skin(3). The function of the barriers is to protect us…

Why we need to help our detoxification systems

By Fleur Borrelli, nutritionist at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

It is a relatively unknown fact that our body produces its own toxins as part of our normal metabolism. Our intestinal bacteria may also release by-products from metabolism that can be damaging to our health. This is before we even consider the toxins that come in from the environment.

Fortunately we have evolved a complex network of systems to get rid of toxins that have been created internally. The antioxidant system cleverly destroys free radicals during chemical reactions in our cells before they can damage the cell itself.

The liver, amongst its multitude of tasks, will take a toxic molecule which is generally fat soluble and transforms it into a water soluble molecule to be excreted out of the body in urine via the kidneys. Even fat soluble molecules can be shifted into bile which is then squirted into the intestine and ejected from the body in faeces. Sweating can lose any heavy metals lurking about, n…

Nutrition for mothers and babies - Free talk

Free talk with Fleur Borrelli. Tuesday 3 December, 11am to 12:30pm

Our Yoga Mama nutritionist, Fleur Borrelli, will be giving a talk on nutrition for mothers and babies on Tuesday 3 December.The talk is free and is open to new and expectant parents.

Everything you wanted to know about postpartum and pregnancy support but were afraid to ask!

What nutrition do we need after the birth and when breastfeeding?How can we avoid post-natal depression through nutrition?Why are the first seven years particularly important for a child's development?What kind of diet should we be eating during pregnancy and afterwards?Should we change our diet at each stage of pregnancy?What lifestyle interventions can we implement to ensure a healthy pregnancy? To book your space contact 0208 789 3881

Top tips for staying young

by Fleur Borrelli, Nutritionist

Here are some excellent tips to help you stay young.

Aerobic exerciseExercise on an empty stomachEat plenty of vegetables and fruitAvoid environmental chemicalsEat whole foodsLive!Laugh!Love!
For more information or appointments, you can contact Fleur at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on 0208 789 3881 or send an email to or visit our website.

Nutrition and Superfood website:
Telephone: 07766 883 522 for a free consultation.

Fitness and the mitochondria

by Fleur Borrelli, Nutritionist

How effective we are at exercising aerobically all depends on our mitochondria. Mitochondria are little sub-units, known as organelles, inside our cells. These are the power-houses of the cell, the engines, where make most of our ATP which is the body’s energy currency is generated. Apart from producing energy for us, they coordinate other actions such as becoming a skin cell or a muscle cell. They also manage cell death which needs to occur in a way that does not cause collateral damage and can even be beneficial to us.

Our mitochondria are so vital to health that we need to treat them well. They are semi-autonomous and reproduce independently of the cells they live in a way that is very similar to a bug. In fact microbiologists believe that at the beginning of time they might have lived freely as bacteria, until they took up resident in larger cells. They even have their own DNA to produce proteins which help our cells to work.

When we engage i…

Nutrition workshop: It's all about energy

Saturday 1st June 2013, 2-5pm

This is nutrition with a difference. It looks at how we should eat from an evolutionary perspective, also bringing together some of the latest research in anthropology, psychology, neurology and immunology.

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in understanding a little more about how our patterns of eating have changed since our evolution and what this is affected by.

It will cover topics such as:

What do we mean when we talk about energy?What does stress have to do with it?The selfish brainThe role of exercise in our lives and how this should affect the way we eatHow our eating patterns have changed over the course of our evolutionEating for the mitochondriaWhy we are becoming obeseEating for the pancreas
Positive interaction welcome!

To book, call The Putney Clinic on 0208 789 3881 or email

Cost: £45

Fleur Borrelli
t: 07766 883 522

Healthy Christmas Gifts

Christmas gift packs from the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy
The festive season is upon us and so begins the traditional rush to buy presents for friends and family. This year why not treat them - or indeed yourself - to one of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy's specially designed Christmas gift packs?

There are 8 to choose from; ranging from a body MOT, nutritional advice, yoga and Pilates sessions, hypnotherapy and a pick and mix selection in which you decide what treatments you would like to receive.

Full information about each individual gift pack and terms and conditions below.

Gift pack 1: Body MOT Package includes:

1 45-minute osteopathy session1 30-minute follow-up osteopathy session1 60-minute massage1 60-minute nutritional Session(Worth £ 260) / Package price: £205

Gift pack 2: Nutrition A 6-week programme that includes:

1 Initial consultation1 second consultation1 follow-up, monitoring progress1 treatment summary
(Worth £275) / Package price: £220 

Gift pack 3:…

Berries are good for the brain

By Fleur Borrelli BSc Nuit med,BA Hons
Nutritionist at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

Berries contain plant chemicals known as polyphenols. These are found in vegetables and fruit as well as in coffee and cocoa. Recently one category of polyphenols (anthocyanins) found in strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries have attracted attention for enhancing cognitive function in the elderly. Whist it is still early days for any conclusive evidence, there is no harm in eating a handful per day,fresh or frozen.