Michelle Barrow is Health Generation and the driving force behind the ambition, vision and commitments of the company. Michelle is a Registered Nutritional Therapist (FBANT) who uses the functional medicine approach to help her clients achieve optimum health.
It was when she became ill, in her mid twenties, that her interest in nutrition and complementary medicine developed. Through helping herself with nutrition Michelle realised the profound effect diet has on health. This has driven her desire to help other people and to share her understanding of the difference Nutritional Therapy can make.
In 2005 Michelle achieved a first class degree in Nutritional Therapy from the Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM). In 2007 she achieved a Masters (MSc) degree in Evidence-Based Practice in Nutrition from Middlesex University and her post-graduate modules have focused her skills on weight loss, fatigue and M.E. and child health. Michelle has a Diploma to Teach in the Life-long Learning Sector (DTLLS), is a Qualified Teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QTLS), and is a member of the Society for Education and Training (SET). She also has a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner qualification in life-coaching.
As well as running Health Generation Michelle works as Head of Education at the Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM). They are a private centre that teaches an undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science and an MSc/Diploma and Certificate in Personalised Nutrition validated by Middlesex University. Michelle Leads the Personalised Nutrition and Longevity masters degree module and the undergraduate Personalised Nutrition Interventions module.
In 2012 Michelle started a professional doctorate (DProf) at Middlesex University. Her research project aims to develop clinical tools for personalised nutrition and obesity management. These tools will collect health data, from an obese population and statistically analyse the effect of changing variables (diet, supplements, sleep, stress etc.) on health. These tools could provide an evidence base for personalised nutrition which can use Bayesian analysis to make probabilistic predictions from empirical data. She will complete in 2019.
Michelle is a Fellow member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition Nutritional Therapy (FBANT), which is the professional body for Nutritional Therapy, in 2015 she was awarded BANT Fellow membership for outstanding contribution to the profession. She is registered with the Complementary and Natural healthcare Council (CNHC), an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), a member of the Society for Biology and a member of the Nutrition Society.
Her aim is to educate and motivate you to make healthy improvements to your diet and lifestyle.