Nutritional Therapy Consultations at YorkTest

When you complete a full YorkTest Food Intolerance Programme you don’t just get the benefit of insight into your own personal ‘food fingerprint’ – helping you to realise and avoid your trigger foods, you also receive invaluable knowledge and support from a dedicated team of BANT/IANT* registered Nutritional Therapists to ensure you have all the information you need to understand your problem foods and balance your diet with nutritious alternatives.  

When you receive your results, it can be daunting to know what to do next. When you are used to eating specific foods, it can be difficult to know how to replace them – particularly if you consume them regularly or if you have several trigger ingredients. Booking your 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our Nutritional Therapists is an important step in helping you regain control of your diet.

Our team has a huge wealth of combined knowledge and is able to help you understand your results as well as suggesting various alternatives and useful FreeFrom products you can integrate into your meals to ensure you don’t feel you’re missing out and keep enjoying food.

Benefits of your consultation

  • Help with interpreting your results
  • Clear and informative guidance taking account of your issues with your trigger foods
  • Advice for your individual eating plan
  • Ideas and inspiration for new and alternative foods to replace your trigger foods
  • Help with ensuring you are still enjoying your food

How to arrange your consultation

When you have received your results simply give our friendly Customer Care Team a call on (01)202 22701 to book your 30 minute telephone consultation with one of our Nutritional Therapists.

Once you have booked a time which is convenient for you, the Nutritional Therapist will call you to discuss your results and help advise what to do next.
It is a good idea to write down any questions you might have before the call to make sure you get the most out of your consultation, as well as having pen and paper ready to take notes.

*British/Irish Association of Nutritional Therapists.

Sarah Hughes


Understanding which foods work with, and against, your body is so important. At your consultation we will help you learn how to achieve this.

Sarah Hughes

Meet our Nutritional Therapist Manager

Sarah Hughes, BSc

Sarah is a professional Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist, having completed a 4 year science degree (BSc) in Herbal Medicine at Westminster University, London and a Diploma in Nutrition at the Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin.

Sarah’s background working for Neal’s Yard Remedies ignited her passion for natural medicine and when she qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 2006, she moved to Ireland to join a busy Integrated Health practice where she gained invaluable experience seeing thousands of patients with wide range of conditions over the 5 years she was there.

In 2012 Sarah returned to her roots in the UK and set up practice in Newcastle upon Tyne where she continues to see patients on a one to one basis. With every health issue, she aims to get to the root of the problem, not just treat the symptoms. She also lectures at Newcastle University on the Functional Foods & Medicinal Herbs MSc as well as leading foraging walks in Yorkshire and Northumberland.  

Sarah is a member of both BANT (the British Association of Nutritional Therapists) and NIMH (the National Institute of Medical Herbalists). All members of these professional bodies must be qualified and adhere to strict codes of ethics and conduct. Sarah attends seminars and courses on a regular basis in order to maintain a high standard of care and keep her finger on the pulse in the ever dynamic world of nutrition.  

Sarah now divides her time between her Newcastle practice and York, where she manages a team of BANT/IANT registered Nutritional Therapists at YorkTest Laboratories. Sarah’s role at YorkTest is to oversee the team, ensuring our customers receive the highest standard of nutritional advice and guidance.

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