Background & Research

Health Embrace was founded by Andrea Carroll Langan, a highly qualified Functional Nutritional Therapist. Andrea has completed a total of 7 years full time study in health based sciences and most recently gained both a Masters in Personalised Nutrition and a Practise Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.

Andrea was awarded ‘Distinction’ for the Personalised Functional Sports Nutrition module which led to the development of pioneering research providing insights into how sporting performance can be optimised. This looked at manipulating nutritional variables to support recovery. Collaborative involvement with first team players, the sport science and medical departments within Norwich City Football Club, allowed Andrea to formulate protocols for potential performance enhancements. These utilised individualised functional nutritional strategies.

Andrea continues to keep abreast of the latest scientific research and developments with Continuing Professional Development workshops and seminars. She is also an active participant in many nutrition and health groups. Andrea is soon to begin supervising innovative mechanism based BSc and MSc nutrition research projects at the widely acclaimed Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM), where she herself studied.

These varied experiences allow Andrea to both generalise in clinical nutrition and dedicate time to her speciality area – Functional Sports Nutrition. The approach supports and uniquely compliments the ultimate Health Embrace focus of promoting optimal health and peak performance.