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Dimitrios Velisarakos


My acquaintance with and interest in nutrition goes back to my teenage years, but my academic and professional pursuit in the field started in my early thirties. Having an artistic background (I studied to postgraduate level and worked as a classical pianist for many years) helped me appreciate the ‘art’ behind the structure and workings of the human organism. The moment I stepped into life sciences and nutrition I became as fascinated as I was when learning the methods and techniques of piano playing, the theory and harmony of music, counterpoint and composition. Ultimately, it was the mystery of life and deep-seated need to understand more about it and also, the physical and psychological sufferings of people that finally got me into following a new career.

I am a qualified nutritional therapist. I am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and of the Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity (HMAO), itself a member of its European and International counterparts, EASO and IASO. I qualified in dietetic applications (applied clinical nutrition) in 2007, after a 2-year intensive vocational training course, and completed a BSc in Nutritional Medicine at UWL in 2011, after successfully passing all clinical competencies. At the same time I was studying nutritional medicine I went on to practice as an independent nutrition consultant. I gradually became confident with incorporating the scientific principles and research from my academic studies into individually tailored dietary programmes.

I have completed a large number of OU courses across the curricula of life and health sciences and attended a great variety of CPD activities (national and international conferences) in the fields of nutrition and medicine, including specialist areas like orthomolecular medicine, allergy, adolescent health, gastroenterology, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hygiene and food safety, haematology, autoimmunity, oncology, obesity, chronic pain and respiratory infections. 

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