The Team

The Team

Raquel Britzke, RD, BSc, PG, PT

Raquel is an experienced Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. She works exclusively coaching her clients to lose weight, improve their fitness and general health and to gain muscle mass. She has graduated at the renowned Unicentro in Brazil and then moved to the UK in 2009 where she completed a Post-Graduation in Sports Nutrition within the International Olympics Committee. Her passion is to change people's lives much further than just changing their diets.

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Lucia Braz, MSc, PhD

Lucia Braz holds a PhD degree in Nutrition and Gut Health from Imperial College London, specialising in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and overall gut health. She is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). Throughout her career, she developed a keen interest in gut health, diabetes, metabolism, appetite regulation, and weight loss. In 2014, Lucia began working as a Research Associate in the Department of Metabolic Medicine at Imperial College London. This opportunity enabled her to study the impact of different diets on appetite regulation and weight management through controlled clinical trials, providing valuable insights into human metabolism. She approaches her work with confidence and ambition, offering private nutritional counseling to promote overall well-being and effectively address a wide range of nutrition-related diseases.

Languages: English, Portuguese

Karline Porter, BSc, PG

Karline Porter is an experienced nutritionist working at Britzke Nutrition since 2015. She graduated from St Mary’s University in Twickenham, UK in 2013 and since then she has developed a passion to help people to lose weight. Her areas of expertise are weight loss for adults and children, sports nutrition, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Karline is a licensed Neuro-Linguistic Programmer (NLP) practitioner and because of that, she is able to help her clients to reprogram their minds to change their behavior towards food to achieve their goals as she sees that anxiety, compulsive eating, and a wrong mindset can be a big barrier to success. She has been living in the UK since 2005, and her previous work experience has helped her to develop a good multicultural knowledge of food habits.

Languages: English, Portuguese

Maria Alessia Perez, BSc

Maria is graduated with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Navarra with an International Nutrition Certificate award as an honorary student. Maria has participated in many international research events including Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Congress in Belgium and was part of the research team Weight to Go at Cornell University. Experts in the areas of obesity, internal and external control of eating behavior, and weight control guided and enriched her experience there. Maria completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics in Cornell University, NY, leading to her Harvard University Sponsored Research Program and Dietetic Internship in Massachusetts were she is now practicing Nutrition. Maria was also the Director of the Nutrition Department for Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation in Ithaca, NY. While there she delivered clinical nutrition care to patients diagnosed with malnutrition, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Renal failure, Cerebrovascular Accident, Dysphagia, Odynophagia, Anorexia, Celiac Disease, and other post-operative patients receiving enteral support.

Languages: English, Spanish

Yağmur Meryem Acar, BSc

Yagmur is extremely passionate about all aspects of health and nutrition. This passion has stretched throughout her last six years in the industry, back to and before her four year degree in nutrition and dietetics at Istanbul Science University (Florence Nightingale Hospital's University) and she is a member of the Federation of Nutrition Therapy Practitioners (FNTP). Yagmur understands that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to improving nutrition and health. She takes time to learn about how her clients’ eating and drinking patterns are influenced by their culture, mood, attitudes and social settings, so that she can personalise her interventions to their needs, preferences and perspectives. Yagmur understands making lifestyle changes is not always simple so she is dedicated to working with her clients to understand their individual lifestyles and provide practical advice personalised and tailored to each unique person. She uses evidence-based nutrition to help her clients achieve their unique goals.

Languages: English, Turkish

Giovanna Zanelli, MSc

Giovanna has been working as a dietitian for over 10 years and is passionate about the power of food in promoting health and well-being. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Sciences specializing on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. She is a specialist in Functional Nutrition focusing on cellular nutrition for the proper functioning of the entire body, promoting cells resistant to stress resulting in a harmonious metabolism. Her areas of expertise include weight loss, diabetes, cancer, food allergies and intolerances, pregnancy, liver disease, dyslipidemia, women’s health and intestinal modulation. Her motivation is to transform her patients’ lifestyle through personalized and empathetic care.

Languages: English, Portuguese

Rejane Britzke, Clinic Manager

Rejane Britzke is a health coach and Pharmacist graduated at the Paranaense University in 2011. She then completed a specialization in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences in 2012. She then worked in Brazil as Senior Pharmacist at a Pharmacy and Laboratory. Now, she works at Britzke Nutrition as Clinic Manager, where she supports clients and looks after the practise’s diary, manage staff, organize schedules and conducts examinations of food intolerance and other tests. 

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