The founder and owner of Essentia Nutrition, Norma Bridge, is an experienced Nutritional Therapist who graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London and the University of Bedfordshire. ION is recognised as one of the foremost nutritional institutes in the United Kingdom. Although her training has covered all areas of health and nutrition Norma’s experience has focused on health issues such as digestive and gut health, autoimmunity, mental health, fertility issues, joint pain, weight control as well as sports nutrition.
Norma is a member of the professional body for nutritional therapists – British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). As a registered BANT member Norma abides by their strict code of ethics and their requirements for qualifications and professional development.
Norma is also registered as a qualified Nutritional Therapist by the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTCC), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and is a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.
In the past, Norma has tutored with Premier Global, where she taught clinical skills to nutritional therapy students.
Originally from Indiana, USA, Norma trained and qualified as a Licensed Dental Hygienist from Indiana University. After working a few years in Indiana she moved to Bern, Switzerland to work and travel for several years before moving to England with her husband and two children.