About Angela Beecroft
BSc(Hons), RN, Dip HV, Dip ION, AFMCP (London) mBANT. mCHNC.
Angela began her career in healthcare over 30 years ago gaining experience in general medicine and ITU, moving into community care as a Health Visitor promoting public health. She has lectured extensively in higher and further education, latterly specialising in manipulating brain chemistry with nutrition to undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Teesside.
This led to the expansion of The Cactus Clinic, a specialist treatment and research centre for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and associated conditions. The clinic worked in close collaboration with the Brain Bio Centre in London. This expanded to the USA to work with Dr Paul Cates, a leading Educational Psychologist, where they did nutritional and psychological profiling and clinical treatments for many of his patients.
Angela previously worked as a Nutritional Consultant for York Test Laboratories for the last 12 years, where she specialises in the treatment of food intolerances and allergies, she was formerly on the advisory board of Allergy UK. She has lectured extensively, written articles for the popular press and magazines, has spoken on national radio and TV and frequently speaks on BBC Radio Tees.
As a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and a graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine, Angela runs her clinical practices in Richmond, North Yorkshire, Central London and Stockton-on Tees.
Angela is particularly interested in the relationship between the gut and overall health; recent research has identified that most imbalances and disease have their origins in disruptive gut flora, therefore, the symbiosis of the microbiome (the family of bacteria in the gut) rules your life, mentally and physically.
Bee Free Boxes
To ease this transition on the path to health, Angela and her daughter (who is currently studying towards a MSc in Nutrition) have designed a selection of Bee Free Boxes which provide a selection of food, recipes and food supplements available to purchase on line to support the Functional Medicine approach to health and wellness, see www.beefreebox.com