What is Micronutrition?
To answer this question it is important to understand the difference between nutrition and micronutrition: Nutrition studies food composition (carbohydrates, fats, proteins) and their role in our health and energy production. Micronutrition is a discipline, which looks at the micronutrients and their impact on the health.
Micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics…) play a central role in the organism’s functioning and its metabolism. Their imbalance and deficiencies lead sooner or later to deteriorating health and immunity, and to signs of disease.
Micronutrition is based on a pro-health approach and calls on boosting the organism in order to improve its defense ability, prevent disease, maintain good health or correct existing symptoms, these in all age groups starting from newborn. For most of us, health and beauty mean glowing and young skin. But research shows that good health starts with the gut. Microbiota, also called gut flora, are a living population of bacteria and fungi that live in our gut. The imbalance of microbiota (dysbiosis) can lead to pathological situations directly impacting the digestive system and the whole body (urinary tract, joints, skin, brain…). Balanced gut flora is key to a good metabolic functioning and healthy living.
Dr Nara Nairi has a multifaceted academic background: she was educated at the Faculty of Medicine in Moscow (Russia), the Faculty of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Paris (France) and worked for seven years in the pharmaceutical industry in France and the UK. In 2015 she has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Micronutrition at the Faculty of Medicine of Burgundy (France) and started her clinic in London as the first graduated specialist in this discipline in the UK.