At the London Gastroenterology Centre, we work with the best paramedical staff to offer a rounded experience to all patients who need support services. We are pleased to recommend Ali Todd who is a very experienced dietitian with specialist expertise in gastroenterological conditions.
Please note that all referrals to the dietitian services at the London Gastroenterology Centre are made by our specialist consultants. Please arrange an appointment with one of our doctors who will decide whether dietetic input is appropriate for you and whether other tests or treatments may be needed.
Ali Todd qualified as a Registered Dietitian over 20 years ago and holds an Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Ali is married with 3 children and lives in Sevenoaks. She enjoys cycling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Ali worked in a number of London teaching hospitals before setting up her private practice in 2003. She has experience of working in a range of disciplines including diabetes, weight management and cardiovascular disease.
For the past 12 years Ali’s focus has been predominantly on helping patients to manage their gastrointestinal conditions. She has an in depth knowledge of the low FODMAP and other diets in the treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), having spoken on the topic at a recent IBS roadshow. She has experience in the use of the Elemental and LOFFLEX diets to treat Crohn’s disease and has lectured on this for the MSc in nutritional medicine at Plymouth University. She frequently sees patients with constipation and diverticular disease, as well as patients with non-gut related medical conditions.
Irritable bowel syndrome (including bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, pain)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Gastro oesophageal reflux disease
Heart burn and acid regurgitation
Metabolic conditions such as:
Impaired glucose tolerance
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Elevated blood cholesterol (hyperlipidaemia)
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Undernutrition and unplanned weight loss
Eating for a healthy balanced diet including
Prior to your first appointment with Ali, you will be asked to fill out some paperwork. Depending upon your reason for seeing her, this may be a food diary or forms that look specifically at your symptoms and the impact of stress and anxiety.
At the initial consultation, Ali will talk to you in depth about your diet and lifestyle. You will explore diets and strategies to help you make changes and advice is tailored to you as an individual to help you achieve your goals.
For many clients, one appointment may be enough; however, some medical conditions may need 3-4 appointments.
At a follow up appointment, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the previous few weeks, what has worked well and not so well. Depending upon your response to treatment, further recommendations will be made and targets set.
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. They work with both healthy and sick people. They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease and translate this into practical advice to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians are required to hold at least a BSc Hons in Dietetics, or a related science degree. Dietetic courses include biochemistry, physiology, applied sciences and research methods. These are complemented by social and behavioural sciences and the theories of communication. A period of supervised practice takes place in the NHS, where an individual must demonstrate clinical and professional competence before being eligible to apply for registration.