A western Medical Herbalist and Nutritional Therapy practitioner that works within the framework of Functional Medicine to restore health.
Hi! I’m a Medical Herbalist and BANT registered Nutritionist®; a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine(BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
After qualifying with the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, and once in practice, I realised there was a need to add medicinal herbs to my client’s recommendations to help speed up the healing process. Consequently, I enrolled on a Herbal Medicine degree course and was awarded BSc (Hons). I continued my studies into natural medicine, and was recently awarded a diploma in Essential Oil Therapy, which strengthens my plant medicine knowledge.
Although trained in the principles of functional medicine, a science-based method that assesses the underlying causes of symptoms, I continue to keep up with up-to-date with the latest research as the field of functional medicine is constantly developing. The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) is the leading provider of such education and training. As part of my Continuing Professional Development, I regularly attend conferences and seminars to gain further insight into specialist health topics.
I am passionate about nutrition, healthy living and am an avid cook. My love for food begun at a young age as my mum started teaching me how to cook, so that I could help her with family meals. I was so curious, but only 7 years old and so started my passion that has never stopped growing.
Today with much education, knowledge of nutrient values, experience in using food as medicine for healing and the additional help of the medicinal herb kingdom, I find such a pleasure to cooking a nourishing meal that is restorative and health giving.
I love educating people about eating a varied of healthy foods that suits their physiology and ultimately helps them develop a healthier lifestyle. I am always excited to help adults and children turn their health around – it’s a joy to see people loving life again and free of many health issues – it is truly liberating!
Degrees and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science in Herbal Medicine (BSc Hons) – practicing as Medical Herbalist - Medical herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials.
- Nutrition Consultant Diploma with The Institute for Optimum Nutrition – ION
Practice as BANT registered Nutritionist®. A nutritionist is a professional who advises on matters of food, nutrition and lifestyle that impacts on health.
- Essential Oils Therapy Professional Diploma with School of Holistic Aromatherapy – an accredited course by the IFPA. Involves employing plants oils extracts (essential oils) in the approach to health.
- Additional training in the field of Complementary Health include Certified in Hydrotherapy according to Kneipp – with Sebastian-Kneipp-Schule, Berufsfachschule fur Kneipp- und kurbademeister – Germany.
Hilda Solomons BSc(Hons), Dip ION, EOT, mNIMH, mBANT, CNHC registered