The Harley Street Skin and Nutrition Clinic was founded in London in 2005, by internationally-renowned nutritionist, natural skin therapist, phytomedical and drug discovery health scientist, Claudia Louch.
The Harley Street Skin and Nutrition Clinic differentiates itself from other conventional clinics in that it harnesses the very best in cutting-edge natural and conventional science, Nutrition and Phytomedicine (plant-based medicine) to treat nutritional, health and skin concerns from the inside out, with the utmost care and respect for the individual. It does not use any invasive procedures, synthetic products or over-the-counter/prescription medicines.
Claudia uses the body’s own immune system and healing potential with potentially powerful results; many of her patients experience positive results, often after years of failed conventional treatments. *
*Results may vary from person to person.
The approach at the Harley Street Skin and Nutrition Clinic is to treat every patient as an individual, creating completely personalised treatments and formulations for the individual’s health concerns from the inside-out, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Claudia Louch’s unique, highly-specialised, customised approach has garnered a hugely loyal and international following, and her clinic now has more than 5,000 registered patients (including high-profile personalities) from all over the world. Due to high demand the natural skin clinic operates a waiting list system.
Claudia Louch’s customised diet plans natural weight loss approach, based on the Set Point Principle, cannot be compared with any other weight loss diet, as it does not just calorie count and it does not exclude any important food groups.
Every customised diet plan is tailor-made by 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-checkup, which includes typically:
- Medical and Family Case History
- Blood pressure measurement
- Blood oxygen measurement
- Spirometry Test
- Comprehensive urine test
- Anthropometrical measurements
- Metabolic rate measurement
- We use our cutting edge 3D Body Scanner to assess each patient’s exact body measurements, type and amount of body fat, metabolic rate and more.
Depending on the medical history of the patient, blood laboratory tests may be advised if necessary.
Claudia Louch designs the customised natural diet plan, once all the data has been collected to maximise the effect and outcome of the natural diet for each patient based on the set point theory.
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.
We also offer the following wide range of diagnostic services and specialties:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Allergies & Intolerances
- Dermatology (Natural)
- Endocrine , including Thyroid conditions
- Eating Disorders
- General Check Up Services
- Gastroenterology/Bowel Conditions including IBS, IBD, SIBO
- Occupational Screening
- Pathology/Laboratory Tests
- Nutrition Services
- Rheumatoid Conditions
- Well Women Clinic
- Natural Fertility Services
- Nutritional Pre-Post Pregnancy Services
- Weight Management for Actors
- Weight Management for Sport Professionals