Modern Naturopathy is a health and wellness practice based in East Sussex, UK, specialising in nutritional therapy.

Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC is a UK registered, accredited Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath.

What exactly is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and personalised care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their general health and wellbeing.

Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies, using long practised methods such as fasting, nutrition, water, and exercise, but also includes other approved natural healing practices. Modern Naturopathy uses homeopathy, aromatherapy and herbal medicine as adjunct modalities where appropriate.



_MG_9960Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

UK registered, accredited nutritional therapist and naturopath.

My practice, Modern Naturopathy, combines evidence based nutritional science with naturopathic methods, providing personalised holistic care through diet, lifestyle, and natural remedies, for everyday conditions to chronic disease, or purely preventative care. I seek to support the whole person, and create a potential to reach the root cause of ill health. Whereas the current medical model would typically choose to symptom manage, Modern Naturopathy asks why those symptoms have manifested in the first place. Chronic physical and mental ill health is on the increase, yet we have more and more sophisticated medical and hospital resources. We need to ask, what has changed?

I have a particular interest in mental health, hormone balance, child and teenage health, gut health, and the emerging fields of nutrigenomics and psychoneuroimmunology. Nutrition is my main modality, but being a trained naturopath I also utilise many other modalities, including homeopathy, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and movement therapy.

Clients can expect a naturopathic systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of ill health. They can also expect all round intuitive care, and I work closely with colleagues in complementary fields including psychotherapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists.

I currently work part time as the associate Nutritional Therapist for Beacon House (https://beaconhouse.org.uk), an integrated mental health and occupational therapy service in Sussex. Please see my Services page for details if you feel this support may be suitable for you.

With ten years research experience in the nutritional health field, personal recovery from my own psychoneuroimmunological issues, and many years of putting all I’ve learnt into the personal practice of cooking and caring for my own family, I can offer not only technical knowledge, but also hands on practical, real life help with how to nourish yourself and your family for optimal health.

Modern Naturopathy is aligned with the Functional Medicine model. Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, moving away from the disease-centric model of treatment, towards personalised care.

I and committed to lifelong learning, and have recently completed the initial AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) training with the Institute of Functional Medicine (www.ifm.org), and will be completing the further modules this year to become a fully certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.


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Modern Naturopathy offers:

Free 15 minute booking in call 

We’ll talk about briefly about your concerns, how the consultation would work, and whether I’m the right therapist for you, or your child.

One to one health consultations

I’ll take a full health and symptom history, and work with you to address your concerns. You’ll receive your own personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan with a support package of information leaflets and recipes. I also offer a medical testing service, through private laboratories, should you require it. I prefer to see clients for a minimum of two sessions, however some chronic health conditions will be ongoing. It is not always clear from the start how many sessions will be optimal, but I endeavour to give as much transparency as I can. My priority is to support and educate my clients towards self sufficiency as soon as possible. The first session will always be face to face, where possible.

For children with gut, behavioural and/or emotional issues I will more often than not recommend some functional laboratory stool and urine testing, which is priced separately.

Follow up appointments can be via Skype or FaceTime if necessary, though consultations in person are preferable.  I can only see children under 16 with a parent (with parental responsibility) or guardian present.

Health packages

My Comprehensive Support Package covers a 12 week period, including 1 initial, 3 follow ups, personalised nutrition plans with information leaflets and recipes, additional weekly phone calls and unlimited email support, providing a complete mentoring service. This is a common time frame for treatment, and gives a more comprehensive level of care at a minimal extra cost. A great one for those who need to work with some accountability.

I also offer a Home Overhaul – either individual, or for your family. I come to your home and spend 2 hours with you discussing diet and lifestyle habits, likes and dislikes, and then a pantry audit. I provide a week’s menu plan with recipes and shopping lists, and any relevant health information leaflets. This has been an invaluable resource to help my clients on their journey towards better daily habits. It’s hands on, practical, and tailored to your needs.

Functional testing service

I offer a complete range of tests through private laboratories. These can be useful for gut and hormonal health especially, including tests for infections, and food sensitivities and intolerances. These are all individually priced.

Where tests are available on the NHS, we will supply a referral letter for your GP.

Health talks

I am available for health talks on general, or specialised topics, for your school or workplace. Please get in touch for further details – rebecca@modernnaturopathy.com.

Associate Nutritional Therapist Hours

If you feel a mental health team may be able to support your needs better, I also see clients through Beacon House referrals on Tuesdays and Fridays. I can see you there in conjunction with a psychologist or psychotherapist, or as a stand alone nutrition consultation. Please see their website www.beaconhouse.org.uk and to make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact them on referrals@beaconhouse.org.uk. 


We offer a small percentage of clinic hours at a reduced rate for those on a low income, please ask for further details if you feel this is something you may qualify for.