Nutritional Therapist and Breathwork Teacher - About Me - AP Nutritional Therapy

Alissa Powell Nutritional TherapistAlissa Powell is a registered Nutritional Therapist [BA (hons), Dip CNM (hons)] who takes a Functional Medicine approach with her clients.

Before opening her own clinic, she worked for several years at a reputable functional medicine clinic where she gained experience working with complex, chronic, and often undiagnosed medical conditions. She established a reputation as a supportive and caring practitioner who enjoys building relationships and working together with the client to educate and empower them in achieving their goals. Alissa believes that optimal health comes from taking a holistic approach – looking at all aspects of a client’s life including their medical history, current issues, diet, lifestyle, sleep, stress management, exercise, and everything else which may be impacting a person’s well-being.

Alissa has experience working with a variety of complex health conditions. She has a particular interest in autoimmune, skin, and gut health conditions, where she has her own direct, personal experience, as well as in brain health, respiratory, and anxiety conditions. She enjoys keeping up with current research, digging deeply into science journals, and exploring opportunities to better help her clients.

Since qualifying as a nutritional therapist, she has become a certified Buteyko breathwork instructor, a published author of a children’s mindful breathing book, and a Qigong instructor. She is currently studying to become a Tai Chi instructor. For more information about these complementary interests, see Alissa’s Breath Therapy website.

​Alissa is very passionate about healthy eating and healthy living in general. She will happily provide dietary, fitness, and lifestyle advice, as well as recipe inspiration. She’s a firm believer in establishing good daily habits and routines, as long-term well-being comes from consistency and changing patterns that no longer serve you. She strongly believes the client must be an active participant in their healing journey to achieve long-term goals.


  • ​BA Marketing and Business Administration (Hons), Bryant University
  • Dip CNM (Distinction)
  • Lifecode GX Nutrigenomics certified practitioner
  • Buteyko Breathing Association Certified Teacher
  • CPD interests: Immunity/Autoimmunity; Anxiety and Panic Attacks; Microbiome Health; Gut Health (IBS, IBD, SIBO, GORD/GERD); Women’s Health and Hormones; Alzheimer’s and Dementia; Asthma; Stress and Nervous System Disorders; Psoriasis; Eczema; Arthritis; Respiratory Conditions


  • ​mBANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine)
  • CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
  • Buteyko Breathwork Association (BBA)

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