Welcome to the Harley Street Nutrition
A Science based approach
BBC2 Documentary with Claudia Louch
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London Nutritionist and renowned Health Scientist Claudia Louch's customised
weight loss approach, is based on the Set Point Principle, and cannot be compared with any other diet, as it is does
not only calorie count, nor exclude any important food groups.
Claudia Louch works from her own Nutrition Clinic
in London's premier Medical Centre at Number 10 Harley Street, and is a world wide renowned weight loss specialist, counting
many international, as well as local celebrities amongst her Harley Street Nutrition Clinic patients. Claudia contributes
to many newspapers and magazines and is a regular contributor for the Health Journal PH Online. Claudia was recently interviewed by the Sunday Telegraph and was the Nutritionist in the BBC2 Documentary the Supersizers and her expertise in the field of weight loss and dieting is equal to none,
which a long and illustrous patient list can testify for. Every diet plan is tailor-made by Health Scientist and
Clinical Nutritionist Claudia Louch for each patient, depending on the patient’s life-style, eating habits and health.
Before designing a patient’s diet, each patient undergoes a comprehensive health-check up, which includes typically:
Medical and Family Case History
Blood pressure measurement Blood oxygen measurement
Spirometry Test Comprehensive urine test
Metabolic rate measurement Blood tests to determine which dietary approach suits you best
on the medical history of the patient, blood laboratory tests may be advised if necessary. Human Nutritionist Claudia Louch designs the customised diet plan, once
all the data has been collected to maximise the effect and outcome of the diet for each patient.
A study results presented in March 2010 by investigators from Stanford Prevention
Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine during an oral presentation titled “Genotype Patterns Predict Weight Loss Success: The Right Diet Does
Matter,” showed that individuals who were assigned diets that were appropriate for
their genotype, showed statistically significant greater weight loss, metabolic benefit and other improvements when compared
to individuals on diets not matched to their genotype.
At the Harley Street Nutrition Clinic we are at the cutting
edge of modern research, and Gene & Hormone Testing is available to our patients to improve the outcome of their
customised diet plans. We particularly focus on IGF-1 and Leptin, which have shown in various research institutions to
be linked to weight gain and weight loss as follows:
Following the discovery of leptin in 1994, scientific and
clinical communities have researched the leptin axis, to aid the successful treatment of obesity. Therefore, at the Harley
Street Nutrition Clinic, we use Leptin as an important and integral scientific tool, to help our patients in
achieving their optimal weight.
The fascinating discovery that our hormones are very much part of the weight-gain and weight-loss
process was made in the 1950s, when two animal breeders noticed a genetic mutation, now known as the defective 'ob'
gene, in their mouse colony that led the affected mice to become naturally very obese. Only in 1994 was it discovered,
by researcher Jeff Friedman and colleagues at Rockefeller University in New York, that the genetic mutation caused
a lack of a hormone in white adipose (fat) tissue called leptin, which if missing, leads inevitably to chronic obesity.
Now it has been recognised
that the findings from 1994 where an oversimplification. Leptin is also produced by the stomach and placenta and receptors
for this hormone are found in many tissues. However, in terms of weight regulation the size and quantity of the fat
cells are utterly important: more and larger fat cells produce more Leptin. Leptin then signals through receptors in
the hypothalamus, which is the control centre for our hormones in the brain, to restrict energy intake, i.e. appetite. Therefore,
if this mechanism does not work due to a genetic defect or most commonly due to leptin resistance, caused commonly
by years of yo-yo dieting or eating the wrong composition of foods, this causes the hypothalamus to change the body's
natural Set Point, which may result in obesity or difficulty in loosing weight.
Most of us are born with an optimum Set Point, which naturally maintains
our genetic ideal weight. This is easily brought out of balance through inadequate and crash dieting and if the
human body does not receive the correct type, composition and amount of nutrients within one day. Hence, the Set Point must
be reset to its original setting, through a carefully customised and monitored approach, which is what the Set Point
Diet stands for. Claudia Louch has researched at her own clinic the interactions of the hormones leptin
and ghrelin in relation to weight gain and weight loss and follows with great interest all the latest scientific
studies in this field.
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Many thanks for your interest in our clinic.
BBC2 Documentary with Claudia Louch
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Louch is a member of the following professional bodies:
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Ernaehrung e. V. (German Nutrition Society)
College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
Gesellschaft fuer Phytotherapie
e.V. (German Society for Phytotherapy)
British Association for The Study Of The Liver
Member of the NHS Directory of C&A Practitioners
Recognised PruHealth Provider
Recognised Cigna Health Provider