Pilar Manzanaro


As a first time mother and enthusiastic cook, Pilar became interested in the nutritional properties of food and started researching the impact diet can have on long-term health. Right after her second child was born, Pilar started a degree in Nutritional Therapy and by the time baby number three arrived, she was qualified and ready to start her clinic.

Pilar follows the Functional Medicine approach so she looks at each client as an individual and analyses all their body systems as well as environmental and emotional factors (and not just their symptoms!) to find the root of their health concerns so she can address them with personalised nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Pilar has completed her AFMCP and all six individual Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Modules at the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is working towards full certification in 2019.

As a Nutritional Therapist, Pilar specialises on how functional medicine can help support women’s health and have a positive impact on hormonal balance, fertility, pregnancy and beyond. Pilar uses her diet and nutrition knowledge to support children health and development from birth to the teen-years.

Pilar runs a busy pre-conception and fertility clinic for women trying to conceive naturally or undergoing IVF treatment. Diet and nutrition can have a positive impact on conditions affecting fertility including hormonal imbalances, thyroid dysregulation, autoimmunity, adrenal issues, etc.

Pilar can also help improve diet and nutrition status during pregnancy to support baby’s development and ensure mum’s health is optimal during pregnancy. The motherhood journey has only started after delivery and Pilar offers breastfeeding and post-natal consultations to support new mums through this very demanding time in their lives.

After years of working in finance, Pilar developed an interest on how sustained stress impacts not just adrenal function but also thyroid balance, fertility and gut integrity. Pilar and her team deliver presentations, run workshops and organise events for corporates on Nutrition and Wellbeing where stress is one of the main areas of interest.

Pilar also offers detox programmes for those in need of some liver support, leading busy lives or having just finished an IVF round  or other intensive medical treatment. PurpleCarrot also offers family menu-planning consultations to help busy parents improve their family eating habits.

As a mum of three, Pilar understands how challenging it is to feed kids a healthy balanced diet so she offers weaning and children consultations and her highly trained team offers help with healthy and easy family recipes.

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Pilar Manzanaro