Martina Watts MSc Nut Med DipION MBANT NTCC CNHC is a registered Nutritional Therapist practising in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. She studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, and completed the MSc Nutritional Medicine programme at Surrey University with Distinction. Since 1999, Martina has been working with adults, children and teenagers to provide them with expert nutritionist advice and recommendations to support their optimal digestive, immune, hormonal and mental health.
In addition to private practice she is a Visiting/Guest Lecturer at a number of institutions, including the Northern College of Acupuncture, The Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College, London) and the University of Westminster, London (2011-14). She is an independent Consultant Nutritionist for schools, local government and Nuffield Proactive Health and regularly runs nutrition and behaviour workshops for families, teachers, and health and social care professionals. She has convened 8 national conferences examining the impact of our technological age on food and the environment, and the potential consequent adverse effects on our physical and mental health.
Martina is a regular columnist for the Argus Newspaper (Sussex) and works as a freelance health writer providing information to the private and public sectors in the form of talks, workshops and educational material. She is editor of “Nutrition and Mental Health: a handbook” and “Nutrition and Addiction: a handbook”. Her new book, “49 Ways To Eat Yourself Well”, is now available from all good bookshops. She is also a member of the Professional Advisory Board of Food and Behaviour (FAB) Research, and a committee member of the McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health.
Martina is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is committed to raising the professional standards of nutritionists working in nutritional therapy. She is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the Department of Health sponsored regulator, and the Nutritional Therapy Council (registered nutritionists have achieved the NTC Certificate of Competence in Nutritional Therapy Practice).
Martina has been a speaker at a number of conferences nationwide examining the increasing impact of our technological age on diet, and established links between nutrition and physical/mental health conditions – recently on ‘Nutritional Interventions for Behavioural and Mood Disorders’ at the Royal College of General Practitioners Primary Care Conference 2011, NEC Birmingham.