01442 800400 Monday - Friday 8:30 - 18:00 Saturday 9:00 - 13:00 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted Herts HP4 2AA
Alyson Carter

Alyson Carter

Alyson Carter is a Nutritional Therapist having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She is registered with the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) and the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).

Nutritional Therapy

Certain foods will enhance your overall wellbeing and make you feel good whilst others may be detrimental leading to common health complaints such as low energy weight gain and problems with digestion or stress.

Alyson  can provide you with a healthy eating and lifestyle plan to maximise your health. A Nutritional Consultation Programme with Nutrition 4 Life will give you all the information and guidelines you need to set you on the path to optimal health.

How Nutritional Therapy Can Help You

Restore Digestive Health

I feel bloated a lot of the time and alternate between constipation and diarrhoea

We look in detail at the common food culprits which cause bloating and where/if they feature in the diet and look at a strategy to replace them.  We often carry out a food intolerance test (see below) to identify which foods may be contributing to the digestive issues.

Ensure Optimal Nutrition

“I often feel something is lacking in my diet and I regularly feel under the weather.”

We carry out a detailed review of your food diary, any possible deficiencies are highlighted and recommendations given on how to restore the balance


“I often feel bloated after eating foods but am not sure which ones, if I knew what they were, I could exclude them from my diet and am sure I would feel better.”

A Food Intolerance test is carried out at the clinic; a finger prick of blood is taken and it is tested for anti-bodies in the blood against certain foods which represent approximately 80% of foods against which we may have an intolerance (wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, eggs oats and yeast to name but a few). The results are available there and then and the client leaves with a plan to follow based on the results


“I would like to lose weight and keep it off !”

We set you on a 16 week healthy eating weight loss programme and introduce you to tried and tested principals which can help you to lose weight. We are with you every step of the way with regular contact by phone and planned reviews to check progress and keep you on track.


‘I feel stressed when I wake up in the morning and it stays with me throughout the day”

We ensure you are including ‘calming’ foods in the diet and excluding/limiting the ones which can stress the body and also look at lifestyle changes which may help.


“I always feel tired and in the afternoon, I could easily have a nap after lunch”

We check if your blood sugar level is balanced and what foods you are eating when and ensure the diet is balanced so as to avoid such dips in energy.

In preparation for the consultation, the client will fill in a food diary and health questionnaire and bring it along with them for review. 

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. We recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Contact  Alyson Carter direct on 07816981858


Make An Appointment

Tel 01442 800400

Initial Consultation –         1 hour   –       £70
Follow Up Consultation – 45 minutes – £50

Food Intolerance Test (including consultation) – £95 

Full details are on the Nutrition 4 Life website.

Patient Testimonials

Food Intolerance Test

“I booked an appointment with Alyson after suffering several months of stomach pain and discomfort. After an hour with Alyson, I knew where I was going wrong with my diet and lifestyle, as well as the foods that I could potentially be intolerant too. After over a month of having a more balanced diet, whilst cutting out the foods identified in the intolerance test, I can honestly say that my tummy is becoming normal and less aggravated again. Really pleased I made an appointment and very relieved.”

February 2017

Weight Loss Programme

On a routine visit to the doctors, I picked up a flyer for Nutrition for Life and wanted to make some positive changes to my eating habits and weight as I am getting married in November 2016.

On a routine visit to the doctors, I picked up a flyer for Nutrition for Life and wanted to make some positive changes to my eating habits and weight as I am getting married in November 2016.

I had previously been to slimming world and lost over two stone however that weight started to creep on and I had not learnt about food.  Following the completion of a food diary and initial consultation I have made the following changes to my diet. 

The major changes I’ve made to my diet are: 
(i) having healthy snacks throughout the day that consisted of protein either in the form of 25g mixed nuts or chicken/eggs 
(ii) cutting out carbs in the evening i.e. bread, jacket potatoes, rice and having them during the day
(iii) eating more varied sources of protein (lentils, beans and chicken), and 
(iv)  exercising on a regular basis

Since I have made all the changes to my diet, I have found that my bowel movements are better, my energy levels are greater than they were and I have lost over one stone.

I firmly believe that I will continue to take on the advice and guidance from Alyson and looking forward to my special day in November 2016.

Thank you for all your help and support.
Trish, October 2016

October 2016