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Our Team

Juliana Bernardes

MSc, BSc (hons), dipNT mBANT, CNHC

Juliana has passion for nutrition and brings energy, tenacity and sharp clinical focus to her practice. Juliana has completed extensive academic and scientific training, holding an MSc in Personalised Nutrition from Middlesex University, an advanced diploma in Nutritional Therapy Practice from the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) and a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Naturopathy from the University of Westminster. With solid evidence-based scientific research guiding her work, Juliana understands the importance of keeping herself up to date with the developments in the nutrition field.

Juliana’s clinical approach takes into account the bio-individual metabolic needs of each client and this approach results in the development of highly personalised protocols, which include achievable dietary, supplemental and lifestyle guidance. Like many of our team, Juliana has experienced personal complex illness and post-viral fatigue herself, and therefore holds a particular interest in this field.

Prior to joining the team at The Optimum Health Clinic, Juliana gained experience within her own private practice seeing clients from all over the world, with a wide range of health concerns. She is also a senior lecturer and student clinic supervisor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM).

Our Team

 Jess Thompson
Clinical Director

Jess completed a psychology degree in 1995 followed by a PGCE in primary education and, after a 10 year career in teaching...

Alex Howard
Founder and Chairman

Alex Howard is Founder & Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, which he set up after his own 7 year struggle with ME...

Ana Bárbara Pereira

Ana Bárbara’s interest in integrative health and psychology began while dealing with her own chronic illness...

Bebe Kohlap
Practice Manager

Bebe entered into nutrition quite unexpectedly when she went to an open day at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, just to...

Charlotte Thomson

Charlotte initially trained as a musician and worked as a performer and teacher for several years before embarking on...

Claire Sehinson
Head of Research and Protocol Development

Claire is an educator, researcher and functional medicine trained nutritional therapist. Claire has over a decade of...

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