Laura de la Harpe is a qualified, registered nutritional therapist and member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, based in Berkshire, England. Laura regularly appears on local and national radio programmes to discuss the latest in nutrition science.
Tell us about what you do and why?
Over the years, I have become very interested in digestion, hormones, weight loss and adrenal fatigue. When you look at all of these areas, sugar has a part to play in the symptoms people are experiencing. My first job with most clients is to teach them how to balance their blood sugar and to get insulin under control. They start to feel so much better even with this one change. I am passionate about food and healthy eating and love helping people take control of their health through what and how they eat.
Why are you such a firm believer in the IQS philosophy?
It’s based on eating healthy real food with an emphasis on reducing sugar in people’s lives.
The IQS Team are coming for dinner. What are you cooking us?
For starters, I’d make homemade coconut bread with chicken liver pâté, grass-fed butter and olives. For main, I would go with a chicken korma with cauliflower fried rice. If there was room for dessert, we’d have full-fat Greek yoghurt flavoured with vanilla extract and topped with fresh raspberries and toasted chopped almonds.
Tell us your number one health tip in under 25 words.
Eat protein with every meal and snack to balance your blood sugar.
You can contact me if you’re looking to…
Get a nutritional consult in the UK.