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About Scotti

Hi, I'm Scotti

Scotti McLaren


It was my own experience of peri-menopause, burnout and depression that led to my discovery of how nutrition can be used to support both physical and mental health. I used this inspiration to transition from humanitarian aid to personalised nutrition and functional medicine, aiming now for a revolution in resilience, vitality and healthy ageing.

This journey has led to my deep dive into the science around the transition to menopause and numerous aspects of mental health, particularly the effects on sleep, mood, focus and cognition.

I know first-hand the challenges of peri-menopause and mental health - and all that comes with it. I've been there. And I've worked through it, with a comprehensive approach. I can help you through it, too.

My MSc dissertation investigated the mechanisms underlying 
hormonal fluctuations and ADHD in attention, 
and designing an RCT to investigate the effects of L-theanine of focus
in (peri)menopausal women with ADHD.

Armed with this and further research and understanding, my aim is to help other women navigate menopause and brain health with ease and confidence.

For more information about how I work with hormones and the brain, click below.

Snow-capped mountains

Raised in Alaska, I lived a nomadic life until
Geneva became home in 2010

My happiest moments are in the mountains, cycling in the city
and in authentic connection with friends.

Qualifications & Certificates

Registered Nutritional Therapist mBANT (British Association for Nutritional Therapy
MSc -
Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health, King's College London (First Class Honours)
BSc (hons) - Nutritional Science, Middlesex University & CNELM (First Class Honours)
Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma, CNELM 
Certified NLP Practitioner - 
Foundation & Advanced Coaching, Why W8


Nutrition practice support, 2018 to 2024

Dynamic Nature, Naturopath
Nutri-360, Nutritional Therapist
Super Wellness, Workplace Wellness

Nordic Wellth, Online Lifestyle Medical Clinic 


Investigating the Role of 17β-Estradiol on the Serotonergic System, Targeting Soy Isoflavones as a Strategy to Reduce Menopausal Depression: A Mechanistic Review. The Journal of American Nutrition, 2023.

Presentations & trainings given

CNELM 21st Anniversary - Invited speaker - 'Pioneering Personalised Nutrition Education, Research & Practice'
CHS Alliance Global Gathering - Moderated panel discussion - 'Measuring Staff Wellbeing'

Craigberoch - Led workshops on Brain health & resilience
Humanitarian Women's Collaboration - 'Menopause'
With Haley White of Menospace - 'Menopause & Neurodivergence in the Workplace'

Academic & professional body activities

The New School of Nutritional Medicine - Supervisor
CNELM - Research Supervisor

BANT - Local Networks Administrator

Professional Memberships

ASCA (complementary medicine insurance) - RCC T464464
BANT - The British Association for Nutritional Therapy 

BANT logo

BANT is a professional organisation dedicated to ensuring high standards and ethics in the field of nutritional therapy. Its members have completed UK NTEC (Nutritional Therapy Education Commission) accredited courses and National Occupational Standards for nutritional therapy. BANT practitioners adhere to strict codes of conduct and continuous professional development

Success Stories

"Scotti is deeply empathetic and adapts with ease to people's needs and circumstances"

Scotti has been my nutritionist and functional medicine guide during my struggles with hormone imbalance and post-burnout recovery. Her outstanding professionalism and knowledge are immediately apparent. Yet what I appreciated the most was her ability to provide clear and actionable guidance that empowers you to become an agent in your own healing. 

Get in touch!


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