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From the practitioner: About My Practice
Toral Shah is a Nutritional Scientist (MSc Nutr Med), Functional Medicine Practioner, Food and Health writer and Consultant, as well as the Founder of The Urban Kitchen. She originally went to medical school with a view to becoming an oncolgist but when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she realised that this was not the career for her. After completing her BSc in Cell Biology, specialising in cancer, she worked in research, winning a presitigious Royal Society internship where she worked on SRC oncogenes. Toral went on to do an MSc in Nutritional Medicine at University of Surrey and followed by her IFM AFCMP certification after using the functional medicine model since 2016.
From the practitioner: What Patients Can Expect
She specialises in optimising health and disease prevention through improving food, diet and lifestyle. She uses evidence based science knowledge along with lifestyle medicine and cooking skills to help support others to lead a healthier life by eating delicious and nutritious food. She is particularly passionate about cancer prevention and completed her MSc thesis researching the diet and lifestyle that reduce recurrence of breast cancer. As a breast cancer patient and survivor, she understand how patients might want to change their diet and lifestyle post diagnosis. She also works with BAME diabetes patients to support with type 2 diabetes through lifestyle and diet interventions.
- Functional Medicine
- Lifestyle Medicine
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Metabolic Syndrome (pre-diabetes, insulin resistance)
- Weight or Metabolism concerns
Graduate School Education
MSc Nutritional Medicine
- Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice