Meet Our Practitioners
At Amrita Nutrition, our intention is to ensure that we offer personalised, friendly, and clinically evidenced advice. Our team is available to discuss any of our products over the phone, via email, or using our online chat feature. We welcome queries from both clients and their practitioners.
If you are working with a healthcare professional, who has recommended products to you, they should always be consulted first before speaking with one of our in-house practitioners.
If for any reason you cannot contact your practitioner and you need help, we will always try our best to assist you. Our practitioners can offer general advice, based solely upon the information provided to them by the client. It is important that you refer back to your own healthcare provider before acting upon the advice of our practitioners as we do not have access to your full case history.
Our team is led by David Brassey, who founded the business back in 2007 and a nutritional and functional medicine practitioner himself. Originally called Functional Nutrition, the business has now branched into two distinct websites, Amrita Nutrition (exclusively for practitioners and their clients) and Supplement Hub.
Founder and Lead Practitioner
David holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and regularly attends seminars to keep up to speed with the latest developments in the field of nutrition and wellbeing. David personally selects the brands we offer on the website based on quality, effectiveness, and manufacturing standards.
He has undertaken many Functional Medicine training modules with Apex Energetics in the United States and been mentored by Dr Daniel Kalish founder of the Kalish Functional Medicine Institute in New York.
His main focus is identifying and sourcing alternative natural healthcare solutions to the chronic diseases that are plaguing our developed societies today.
Senior Nutritional Therapist
A highly qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist and Integrative Natural Health Practitioner, Rob Fordham completed his studies at the College of Natural Nutrition run by respected Naturopath and author Barbara Wren. He also holds a Certificate of Higher Education in Nutritional Therapy, from the University of Westminster and is a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association.
Passionate about all forms of Natural Healing, Rob is also an accredited EFT International, Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (AdvEFT) practitioner. He is trained in Matrix Reimprinting, also EFT based, has undertaken numerous Kinesiology (muscle testing) based courses and trained in NLP to Master’s level, Functional Medicine, Massage Therapy and Myofascial Release.
Rob enjoys sharing his knowledge and helping people achieve a better quality of life through natural healing methods. He is an effective communicator, good listener and a genuine, approachable person. In his spare time, Rob loves drumming and meditation.
Marika is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist with seven years of clinical experience working with a wide range of conditions; including Hashimoto’s disease, celiac disease, IBS, high cholesterol and fertility issues. Her main areas of interest are fertility and pregnancy support as well as cardiovascular problems. She sees clients from all over the world. Her approach in her practice is to work with the patient, who is the expert in their own health, to achieve maximum benefit.
She first became interested in health after spending 7 months in a French hospital recovering from a bad motorbike accident. After that she struggled to conceive and had to go through many rounds of IVF. This prompted her to study nutrition and get her health back on track.
Marika graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester, where she now teaches and enjoys helping students to become effective practitioners. Marika is accredited by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) a government-sponsored registration body for complementary healthcare practitioners. She is a registered member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). She is also a Functional Medicine AFMCP graduate. Marika is originally from Finland and loves to spend her time with her 2 toddlers, walking up the Munros in Scotland (52 done!) and her massive Irish Wolfhound called Karhu.
Amanda graduated from the highly respected College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. She is now the Director of Studies for the College in Manchester where she also works as a Clinic Supervisor and Lecturer. After spending 12 years in Brazil following a naturopathic lifestyle Amanda became interested in studying nutrition and expanding her knowledge further. Upon returning to the UK in 2010 she embarked upon her exciting journey and was able to resolve her own IBS and reflux symptoms at the same time.
She works with clients in the West Yorkshire area to support symptoms associated with a wide variety of health conditions from autoimmune diseases to IBS, skin conditions to hormonal imbalances to name a few. She provides one-to-one consultations, group work in the workplace, runs workshops and enjoys the challenge of getting to the root cause of her clients’ symptoms, helping them achieve their well-being goals. Her particular areas of interest are GUT health and the menopause.
“I absolutely love my job and feel blessed to be able to work in such a rewarding field. I enjoy empowering and educating my clients to encourage them to make nutritional and lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being for life.”
Hannah graduated from CNELM in 2019 with a Master's in Personalised Nutrition. As part of the degree, Hannah also undertook NLP training to further help people reach their nutrition and health goals. Prior to that, Hannah had completed an undergraduate degree in Public Health Nutrition and worked as a nutritionist but she always felt that there was a gap in her knowledge and wanted to complete a course that allowed her to practise more holistically and work with people with more complex health needs.
Hannah has always been interested in and enjoyed cooking from being a toddler. She is passionate about real food and the benefits of eating a fresh, unprocessed diet. Having suffered with gut issues for many years, Hannah is passionate about gut health and the impact this can have on people’s lives. She is also interested in MCAS and histamine intolerance.
Hannah lives on the edge of the Peak District with her husband and 2 dogs, Strider, a black labrador, and Reggie a border collie. She enjoys walking in the Peak District at the weekend, cooking, and spending time in the garden.