About Lina Kumar

I am passionate about health and helping people feel at their best.

Having worked as a podiatrist in primary care for 17 years, I was mostly faced with chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, digestive problems, autoimmune issues etc.  This took me on my own journey of researching the link between food and health.  The conclusion I came to was that most of these health issues could be avoided if we nourished ourselves better.

“Ninety percent of modern disease is caused by cheap foodstuffs” – Victor Lindlahr, You are What You Eat, 1942

I retrained as a nutritionist in 2016 and I now help inspire and support you in improving your health with simple lifestyle measures- food being the one of focus.  The outcome is that you will learn how much influence our lifestyle has over our health, and which foods are in your favour according to the health challenge you face.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates, 400BC.

I will take the time to understand you as an individual and your symptoms. We will work together on a plan that works for you and your lifestyle.

As a result, you will have the knowledge and tools in place to feel optimal, energised and thriving- just as we are all meant to be.

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Articles by Lina

Pain relief on your plate?

According to NICE, between 25-33% of the UK’s population suffers from chronic pain.   Pain comes in all sorts of forms: joint pain, back pain, headaches and migraines, nerve pain or general myalgia.  As well as pills and creams, physio and other physical therapies may help.  Increasingly, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) are also being used to help […]

Twelve humble ‘superfoods’ you can find in your local shop

There is a lot of hype about special foods that have ‘super’ powers. These rarer foods can often be more difficult to find and expensive. In reality, all whole foods, i.e. those provided by Mother Nature in their original form, are super. They all provide their unique blend of natural compounds that serve human health […]

Knowing your food labels

Learning to understand food packaging labels is a useful tool to help you make informed decisions about the foods you buy.  Here are a few tips to help you crack their code: The ingredients list.  This tells you everything the item contains.  Bear in mind that sugar can be disguised under 40-50 different names, (see […]

Why whole food concentrates

In our consultations we may recommend that you take some wholefood supplements.  The reasons for this are as follows: Our fresh produce is significantly nutrient-deplete compared to what it was several decades ago.  According to The American Society for Horticultural Science, there has been an alarming decrease in the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables […]

The Surprising Seven Problems

The most common problems encountered in our practice when looking at clients’ food diaries are the following: Dehydration It is recommended that we drink an average of 8-10 glasses of water every day.  Water has around 10 functions in the human body and is an essential nutrient. The Mayo Clinic explains how much total fluid […]

What’s bitter about sugar?

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth  and our waistline.  But, what are the more concealed and serious effects that sugar has on the body? A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that drinking a 20-ounce (600ml) sugar-sweetened soft drink a day was associated with the equivalent of 4.6 years […]