Mark Bennett is a functionally trained Nutritional Therapist (essentially a nutritional scientist working in clinical practice).  

Functional medicine looks at the body as a whole and is focussed on identifying the causes of chronic disease rather than symptomatic relief.

By intelligently identifying the root cause of symptoms and disease, targeted and individually tailored dietary and lifestyle interventions can be recommended.  

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Mark is  a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is their professional body, the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) which protects the public with an expected code of conduct, ethics and performance for registered complementary practitioners, as well as being a registered Certified Gluten Practitioner.

He am also a registered Nutrigenetic Counsellor.

This means that he has been trained to utilise specific DNA tests to identify potential strengths and weaknesses at a genetic level and to interpret the results in order to create individualised nutritional and lifestyle interventions that are based on the client’s goals.

His areas of clinical focus are: gastro intestinal health (e.g. IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, reflux), autoimmunity, gluten related disorders (coeliac disease, non coeliac gluten sensitivity) and longevity.

One of his key objectives, other than working with individuals on a one to one basis to achieve their health goals, is to run regular local events/seminars on specific health topics, contribute regularly to radio programmes (BBC Berkshire Radio (2 times per month on the ‘wellbeing’ slot on Thursday afternoons with Bill Buckley and when required on TalkRADIO on the breakfast show with Paul Ross)) and write a monthly health column for Round & About magazine.

This means that he can hopefully start to influence the wider population with the concept that they really are far more in control of their health than they would ever imagine.


This is a dynamic approach to assessing and providing the support that the body may require in order to deal with chronic disease.

This model focuses on the causes not the symptoms of disease and is based on the premise that the body is composed of several highly sophisticated and interconnected functional systems (digestion & assimilation, detoxification & elimination, communication, defence & repair, energy, structural integrity and transport) that when working efficiently, promote optimal health and wellbeing.


As a profession, they have access to a broad range of laboratories and their diagnostic tests (including DNA/genetic profiling), covering all the core functional systems in the body.

Tests will be recommended to the client, when it is considered that further diagnostic information is required in order to be able to effectively and safely suggest a particular therapeutic intervention.


You are biochemically individual.

What makes you, you, is unique to you.

Your state of health, typically reflects the summation of your environmental inputs (e.g. toxins, stress, diet & lifestyle)  that you have experienced over your life time.

It is now scientifically recognised that these environmental inputs play the greatest role in shaping your health and well being and that the majority of chronic disease is typically preceded by a lengthy period of decline in one or more of the body’s functional systems.

Whilst family history and genetics can play a significant role in the development of chronic health problems, it is now accepted, via the science of epigenetics (literally meaning ‘above’ genetics) that you are not simply a product of your genome, but that in fact ‘you’re in control’ via the choices that you make in respect of your diet, lifestyle and environment.

The information required in order to functionally assess your state of health and hence make an informed evidence based scientific decision on the most appropriate nutritional and lifestyle interventions, is obtained by the completion of a pre-consultation health questionnaire along with a comprehensive initial consultation.

Genetic/DNA testing is now readily available and can help to identify specific weaknesses in your genetic profile which the science shows can be managed, using highly targeted individualised nutritional and lifestyle interventions.

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