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Hello we are Crucial. We live for nutrition.
Nourish yourself with positive nutrition and healthy food.
Crucial Food has been established to provide nutritional advice and nutritionally balanced food.
Food is fun. But we also know that we need to take it seriously and make the right choices. Our bodies love fresh ingredients – the purer the food, the better they can repair themselves, get good energy and be happy.
Our quest is to help you be healthier by maintaining a way of eating that works long term. No faddy dieting – just making the right choice for you so you can love your food!
A little bit about me...
I’m Ruth Wood. I’m a Nutritionist.
Before all this I travelled the world for 7 years and I worked in the travel industry for 12. They were amazing times and I loved every minute of it.
As well as seeing great places and ‘living the dream’ I learnt about food and cooking.
Before I left to go travelling, I couldn’t really boil an egg, I didn’t know that fish could taste great without being from the chippy and had never tried anything remotely exotic like a passion fruit!
Travel helped change this.
So I decided that it was time for a change of direction and I studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, qualifying in 2000 as a nutritionist (MBant, DipION).
Since then I’ve worked on a personal consultancy level, providing nutritional advice and guidance to individual clients in a number of areas, including digestive issues, stress and allergies.
This included a role as nutritionist in several rehabilitation clinics supporting patients nutritionally through various addictions and an advisory role to autistic schools around the country.
I’ve also been a tutor to trainee nutritionists for 8 years and present talks and seminars.
I love nutrition. I love cooking.
I found my ideal job!
Personal Nutrition Consultation
A personal nutrition consultation can help you get a healthier attitude to eating well and look into your personal health concerns. It may even help you to develop a new relationship with food.
There are often simple techniques and small steps that need to be taken with nutrition in order to be healthier.
During the 1 hour consultation, we’ll talk about your goals. Whether that’s about health issues such as headaches, low energy or digestive issues. Or whether it’s just about eating better.
We can then work out a plan that includes a dietary approach to include your favourite (healthy!) foods, nutritional supplements (if appropriate) and use diagnostic tests to investigate further if we think it’s necessary.
What are diagnostic tests?
These can help you get the most out of your nutrition programme. They are often done at home requiring urine, saliva or hair samples and occasionally require blood samples which are taken by Biolab Medical Unit or The London Clinic in London W1.
It’s all personal.
Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork
Most of us love the idea of eating well or at least, better.
The hard bit is putting into action all the information we’re armed with – usually through lack of time, dislike of cooking or both.
It’s good to be excited about your food and Crucial knows about the importance of nutritional balance and making food taste good.
The food is made with a Crucial nutritional brain, and attention and can be personalised to suit your own goals.
Crucial Food for the freezer is delivered to you for a minimum of 10 days.
Crucial Food for the fridge is delivered to you for a minimum of 3 days.
We deliver to the following postcode areas :
W3 W4 W6 W12 TW1 TW2 TW3 TW7 TW8 TW9 TW10 SW13 SW14.
Ask about other areas, we are flexible!
Please get in touch to find out costs and more.
Crucial Food for the freezer
Lunches and dinners • 10 days • 20 days • 30 days • 90 days
Crucial Food for the fridge
Breakfast, lunch and dinner • 3 days