Maureen Houston

“I’m passionate about food, fitness and health! There’s nothing better than helping my clients reach their goals, be that a target weight, avoiding diabetes, or just wanting to feel healthy again!”

Maureen Houston – Nutritional Therapist

MSc BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy MBANT NTCC CNHC

Maureen Houston gave up a successful stockbroking career to train in the United States as an exercise therapist. She became a certified Callanetics teacher, and ran the Callanetics franchise in central London for ten years.

A lifelong passion for food, and enthusiasm for fitness and health, led to three years of full-time study in health science & clinical nutrition at the University of Westminster, gaining an honours degree (2001). Maureen completed a Master’s degree in obesity and weight management at the University of Chester in 2011. She attends monthly lectures in all aspects of nutrition, keeping abreast of constantly changing opinions and new discoveries in this field.

Maureen is an active member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapists (BANT), which enforces a strict code of professional practice. In addition, she is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulatory body for nutritional therapists. She carries professional indemnity and medical malpractice insurance through Balens.

If you’d like to find out more about how Maureen could help you, or book an appointment please ring our reception on (01865) 558561, email Maureen, or visit her website

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Practitioner Summary


  • BSc (Hons) Health Science & Clinical Nutrition

  • MSc Obesity & Weight Management


  • Permanent Weight Loss

    Also nutitritional strategies for;

  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Infertility
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Arthritic & joint pain
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Allergies
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Menstrual & menopausal symptoms
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Frequent colds & infections/boosting immunity

You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and food diary before your first visit. Your consultation lasts for an hour and a half, reviewing your medical and family medical history, lifestyle, general eating patterns and preferences.

We will discuss your health concerns and goals, then do a dietary analysis. Working together, we will develop a nutritional programme just for you. Appropriate exercise is always included as part of the ‘nutritional prescription’.

You’ll be asked to keep a daily journal recording your food and drink, exercise, and symptoms, so we can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your programme.

Follow-up appointments are usually at two-week intervals, and you’ll be asked to set specific goals that you intend to achieve each time.

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Nutritional Therapy

So powerful is the food we eat that it is capable of causing disease. It also has the ability to heal, enhance health, and boost energy and vitality, depending upon our choices.

Nutritional therapy is a way of preventing, managing, and alleviating various clinical conditions by changing what you eat. It is based on latest scientific research, combined with naturopathic principles: the body has an inherent ability to heal itself when given appropriate nutrition. We all have different needs, and what is appropriate for one person may be totally inappropriate for another.

Nutritional therapy seeks and addresses the root cause of the problem, rather than treating symptoms.

Weight Loss

In addition to her nutrition qualifications and experience, Maureen is the only practitioner in Oxfordshire to hold a Master’s degree in obesity and weight management.

She has had tremendous success in helping hundreds of people achieve their ideal weight – and keep those pounds off permanently – in many instances improving serious medical conditions such as arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Maureen’s unusual approach has proved time and again the importance of a personalised programme for each patient, both in their dietary recommendations and their exercise regime.

Being accountable to somebody who will keep you on track, providing you with practical tips, delicious food ideas, and constant encouragement, is what ensures your ultimate success in your weight-loss journey.