food for the brain

Championing optimum nutrition for the mind

The Clinical Team

Deborah ColsonDeborah Colson MSc DipION is a nutritional therapist. She has been specialising in nutritional support for mental health and neurological disorders since 2002. Deborah completed her initial training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (DipION) and completed an MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster in 2014. She lectures regularly to a variety of audiences including medical and other health professionals, corporates, students and the general public. Deborah is co-author of The Alzheimer's Prevention Plan, Optimum Nutrition for Your Child and Optimum Nutrition for your Child's Mind. She is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).


Lorraine NewLorraine Perretta DipION 
is a nutritional therapist. After she completed her nutritional training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London in 1995 she began to focus her work on supporting people with mental health problems using a nutritional approach. Lorraine has worked in this area ever since, and the wealth of experience she has led to her being invited to widely lecture on this topic. Lorraine has also written a book entitled Brain Food (Hamlyn), is a Fellow of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, a member of BANT and is registered with the CNHC.  


Amanda RedverDr Amanda Redvers MBBS, BSc(hons) MRCPsych 
is a consultant psychiatrist. Amanda trained in London and also works in the NHS. She takes a holistic approach to health and disease using a variety of therapies including psychological, pharmacological and mind-body. 



SusannahSusannah Lawson is a nutritional therapist, HeartMath practitioner and health author. She has been supporting clients to achieve better health since 2003, after qualifying with distinction from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. She specialises in stress and helping people learn tools to become more resilient to life’s many pressures and challenges. She has distilled her approach in The Stress Cure, one of four books she has written with Patrick Holford. As well as sharing her knowledge with individuals, she has worked with organisations such as South East Essex NHS Trust and the National Childbirth Trust, and was part of the academic team at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition between 2005 and 2008. Susannah is a member of the BANT and is registered by the CNHC.