Michelle McKenzie

 Michelle is available for consultations over the phone/online.

See the Regeneration Retreat that Michelle runs in Umbria!

See Michelle’s incredible article on how she came through Long Covid by creating a Regeneration Diet.

Michelle McKenzie studied Human Nutrition (BSc) at the London Metropolitan University and graduated with a first class honours degree. She was also awarded the Dietetics, Food and Nutrition prize by the university in recognition of her academic achievements. Michelle is a registered associate nutritionist accredited with the Association for Nutrition and provides evidence based consultations for a wide variety of clients.

How Michelle works:

Dietary and lifestyle analysis including health history.
A detailed breakdown of the consultation, personalised dietary plan including recipes and
supporting information will be emailed to you.
Online telephone and email support between consultations.
A follow-up appointment will review progress, make any necessary adjustments and
discuss further nutrition and lifestyle strategies.

Michelle’s journey into the world of nutrition began in 2009 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease. After following the recommended dietary advice for diabetics, it quickly became apparent that the advice given conflicts with what diabetes actually is – carbohydrate intolerance. After 10 years of working in the music industry, she went back to university to learn everything she could about nutrition, metabolism and diabetes. In 2016 an abstract of her research on low carbohydrate diets and diabetes was published by Cambridge Journals and she was invited to present her findings at the Royal Society of Medicine as part of the Nutrition Society’s Annual Winter Conference. Her research has attracted a lot of attention and has played a part in the growing consensus of how the current diabetic guidelines need to be urgently reformed.

Michelle’s specialist interest is metabolic health. Oxidative stress, inflammation and insulin resistance all increase the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions linked to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, lipid abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and some forms of cancer. With nutritional status being the main root cause, switching to a real food diet will not only help reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome it can also reverse the conditions associated with it. Her other areas of interest include: low carbohydrate and ketogenic lifestyles, blood glucose and diabetes management (Type 1 & Type 2), weight management, gut health, cancer support, PMS to menopause and general health and wellbeing.

Her love of research means that she keeps up to date with the ever changing world of health and nutrition. “In an age when it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, I’m here to help navigate you through any confusion and show you how to make the right dietary choices. Sharing a meal with friends and family is one of the greatest pleasures in life, it should be an enjoyable experience without the need to count calories. I don’t believe in following the latest fad diet or any diet for that matter. I promote real food, fat and all.”


Salon Review
H, London
I came to Michelle having recently been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Her manner is lovely and I felt in safe hands straight away. She was incredibly knowledgeable and supportive - taking the time to work out what changes would work for me in the long term to support my recovery.
Salon Review
M, London
Working with Michelle has been a real pleasure - her approach to nutrition combines rigor and passion for science with a very down-to-earth attitude. She had many useful tips and showed me that eating well did not have to be complicated. I would definitely recommend her.
Salon Review
BM, Cheshire
Following my consultation with Michelle she provided me with an in depth nutritional analysis which was both fascinating and enlightening, easy to understand and to use in everyday food planning. Michelle is warm and personable and easy to talk to, whilst being extremely knowledgeable and professional. The advice and guidelines that she gave me have now become the basis of my eating patterns and I can honestly say that my ‘gut health’ has never been better, resulting in more energy, better sleep and general improved well-being. I would not hesitate to recommend Michelle and her delicious recipes.
Salon Review
C, London
When I spoke to Michelle about some gut problems and feeling constantly bloated she pointed out some things in my ‘ healthy ‘ diet that I should cut down on, like grains, flour and fruit. When she told me the amount of sugar I was consuming in fruit would mean I would not be burning fat properly it was like the penny finally dropping, as I lead a very active lifestyle but I was piling weight on. She also suggested intermittent fasting which I embraced with very little effort and miraculously I dropped a stone in 5 weeks with a few minor changes, and generally felt like my energy levels had been restored. I can’t thank her enough and I absolutely recommend!


Research Abstract : – www.doi.org/10.1017/S0029665117000192  

Balance Magazine Article (April 2019): –

Science Daily: – https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170307091352.htm

Diet Doctor: – https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb-safe-effective-solution-type-2-diabetes