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Our Approach

Nutritional Therapy is the application of the science of nutrition in achieving optimal health through evidence-based, bespoke nutrition and lifestyle guidance. It is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well-being.

The Functional Medicine is about understanding the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms, and it aims to address the root cause of your health concerns – putting you, the client, at the centre of the recovery by using prevention, as well as healing, to create an overall sense of wellness.

Nutrigenomics is the science that studies the relationship between genetics, nutrition and health. Genetic testing helps us understand exactly how your DNA impacts your hormones, sleep, cardiovascular health, immunity and more. The actionable insights allow you to understand your DNA and make the necessary adjustments in diet and lifestyle to optimise your health.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the application of the science of nutrition in achieving optimal health through evidence-based, bespoke nutrition and lifestyle guidance. It is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well-being.

The Functional Medicine is about understanding the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms, and it aims to address the root cause of your health concerns – putting you, the client, at the centre of the recovery by using prevention, as well as healing, to create an overall sense of wellness.

Nutrigenomics is the science that studies the relationship between genetics, nutrition and health. Genetic testing helps us understand exactly how your DNA impacts your hormones, sleep, cardiovascular health, immunity and more. The actionable insights allow you to understand your DNA and make the necessary adjustments in diet and lifestyle to optimise your health.

is it for you?

Are you regularly experiencing stubborn unwanted weight, poor digestion, low energy, headaches, cravings for sweets or stimulants, have been diagnosed with chronic conditions – or, are you simply feeling sluggish for no apparent reason?

Are you stuck in a seemingly never-ending cycle of spending time and money investigating the causes of your symptoms, trying numerous diets and protocols without seeing results?

We can help you end that cycle once and forever, as it is not about healthy eating only. We investigate and understand any potential metabolic, hormonal and nutrient imbalances along with your genetic make-up that may be contributing to your specific health concerns. We address the root cause and the fundamentals of health to fit your lifestyle, so that you can reach your optimal health.

Elma Reka

is a registered nutritionist, BSc UWL, Dip BCNH, mBANT, CNHC, MBA, BA (Hons)

I founded Start in the Gut after spending several years working closely with many renowned functional medical doctors and practitioners in Singapore and London, at both personal and professional level while completing my BSc in Nutritional Therapy and additional qualifications in Nutrigenomics – the science of the relationship between genetics, nutrition and health.

After a decade of being in the nutrition and health space, I have seen myself and my clients achieve results they never thought were possible, so it is my mission to spread and share my knowledge with as many people as possible.

Working with me

My area of expertise and interest is to support the ones who have tried it all, yet still experience persistent and unresolved stubborn weight, fatigue, changing moods, hormonal imbalances and digestive problems, and that is no coincidence. Having experienced the same myself, and with extensive prior professional experience in operations, I am drawn to investigating and making sure the fundamentals are in order before anything else takes place.

The same applies to our health, only when we address the foundations and strategically build upon them, it is possible to achieve the long-lasting health and wellbeing we desire.

It is my mission to help and guide you in ending the cycle of spending precious time, money, and energy in many methods resulting in no major improvements.

Elma Reka

is a registered nutritionist, BSc UWL, Dip BCNH, mBANT, CNHC, MBA, BA (Hons)

I founded Start in the Gut after spending several years working closely with many renowned functional medical doctors and practitioners in Singapore and London, at both personal and professional level while completing my BSc in Nutritional Therapy and additional qualifications in Nutrigenomics – the science of the relationship between genetics, nutrition and health.

After a decade of being in the nutrition and health space, I have seen myself and my clients achieve results they never thought were possible, so it is my mission to spread and share my knowledge with as many people as possible.

Working with me

My area of expertise and interest is to support the ones who have tried it all, yet still experience persistent and unresolved stubborn weight, fatigue, changing moods, hormonal imbalances and digestive problems, and that is no coincidence. Having experienced the same myself, and with extensive prior professional experience in operations, I am drawn to investigating and making sure the fundamentals are in order before anything else takes place.

The same applies to our health, only when we address the foundations and strategically build upon them, it is possible to achieve the long-lasting health and wellbeing we desire.

It is my mission to help and guide you in ending the cycle of spending precious time, money, and energy in many methods resulting in no major improvements.

Our health is a journey.

Taking care, learning and growing with it never ends, but once in remission and healthy, maintaining our health is simply a joy,
and you can start that journey now.

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Free webinar

20 October @ 5 pm UK time

5 Simple Steps to Reset your Gut, Gain Energy and Lose Weight without Pills, Potions or Planks

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