About Nishtha

About Nishtha

Hello Everyone,
I am a fully qualified clinical nutritionist. I am currently studying for certification in Functional Medicine which is a cutting edge programme taught to medical doctors and other health care practitioners by some of Americas leading physicians. 
I work to help people overcome their health problems.

My speciality is in gut related problems, these include ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease or IBS. 

I have also been a qualified beauty therapist for over two decades and have a specialist interest in skin care and problematic skin, including acne, psoriasis, eczema and many others.

I have helped patients regain their health after years of misery with various ailments and diseases.

I work on the principle of functional medicine. Through a series of questions and a in depth medical history I try and assess the root cause of your 'dis-ease' its trigger and what is driving it. Laboratory testing is sometimes necessary. An individualised lifestyle, diet and nutrition plan is then tailored to your specific needs to help you regain optimum health.

Please let me know which topics you would like to see on the zest nutrition site and I will do my best to try and research them and post for the zest community.
I will be posting gluten free recipes and many other interesting posts soon.
Thank-you all for your interest.

Love and Light
Nishtha x

Why is bone broth supposedly good for you?

Why is bone broth supposedly good for you?

Bone broth offers many health benefits, it’s not just an old wives’ tale! It is full of protein, magnesium, calcium and it is rich in other valuable minerals, in a form which the body can easily absorb, and which help form healthy bones. It also helps to enhance nail and hair growth due to the gelatin. Diabetes, arthritis, and digestive disorders, such as ulcerative colitis, are just some of the many diseases which are driven by inflammation. Compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage in bone broth can help to reduce inflammation and joint pain. Amino acids in the broth, such as glycine, proline, and argine, also have anti-inflammatory effects. Glycine may also benefit sleep, as well as support the body’s detoxification process, plus it is used in the synthesis of haemoglobin, which is essential for healthy blood. To add to its wonders, bone broth also ‘heals and seals’ the gut; gelatin found in the broth attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, which help support proper digestion. Another constituent, L-Glutamine, helps to heal the gut lining, particularly relevant when people are suffering with leaky gut, which may lead to allergies and a whole array of undiagnosed symptoms. There is interesting research relating to bone broth alleviating some autism symptoms in children. Bone broth is also great for relieving colds, ‘flu and viruses as it inhibits neutrophils (inflammatory cells) and mitigates the effects of upper respiratory infections. Bone broth is easy to make and can be produced in large batches that can be frozen for convenience. You can use leftover carcasses from your Sunday lunch, and add further healing ingredients such as turmeric, garlic, onions and ginger. Unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar will help to extract the valuable vitamins and minerals from the bones. There are lots of recipes available for bone broth. I can’t stress enough, though, to use only organic free range chicken bones or organic grass fed beef or lamb bones. If you eat meat or dairy products, remember that you are not just what you eat, but what the animal ate, too!