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The Edinburgh Nutritionist and Dietician Team

Nutripanda's Caring Professionals

With a passion to improve our clients’ lives


We are a professional, committed and passionate team, lead by Dr Gregorio Torchia and united in the belief that food is central to achieving optimum well-being.


We combine epidemiological, clinical and food science studies with nutritional expertise and a passion to improve our clients’ lives.


To make sure we are at the forefront of emerging science, we participate in global conferences and ground-breaking studies, so we can constantly refine our approaches to provide the best quality service to our clients.


Most importantly…everything we do is personalised to you and we are by your side throughout the process providing on-going support and mentorship.

Dr Gregorio Torchia MSc PhD

Our lead Edinburgh Nutritionist and Dietician , Gregorio Torchia

Dr Gregorio is the senior Clinical Nutrition Consultant and scientific director at the Edinburgh Clinic. He is a world leading expert in Bio-Nutritional therapy, personalised diet and nutrition consultancies.


Dedicated to his science studies, Gregorio first studied at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, where he excelled in his Master in Science and achieved his specialty in Physiopathology. More recently he studied at the University of Aberdeen where he obtained his second Master in Clinical Nutrition.


Gregorio worked as a junior researcher on major projects with the Physiology and Pharmacology Department of “La Sapienza”, in collaboration with the University of California.


After receiving his PhD from “La Sapienza”, he chose to focus on alternative and complementary Medicine, specifically relating to the area of food as a provider of medicinal benefits. Gregorio’s expertise grew through studying Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen.


As an expert in Clinical Nutrition and well-known in his field, Gregorio is a Guest Lecturer at the Pharmacology Department of the University of Bath.


Dr Gregorio is a member of:

  • The Nutrition Society

  • American Nutrition Association

  • British Nutrition Foundation

  • International Society for Immuno-nutrition

Gregorio’s attention to detail and his interest in nutrition led to him being involved in different ground-breaking studies and different courses such as:

  • The anti-inflammatory diet (University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine).

  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health (University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine).

  • Nutrition and Cancer (University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine).

  • Principles of Nutritional Science (University of Surrey, Health and Medical Science).

  • Nutritional aspects of Pregnancy, Infancy and Childhood (University of Surrey, Health and Medical Science).

  • Principles of Applied Nutrition and Epidemiology (University of Surrey, Health and Medical Science).

  • Diet, the Gut, Food Allergy and Intolerance (University of Surrey, Health and Medical Science).

Dr Gregorio has attended conferences, lectures and workshops all over the globe including:

  • 4th Course of Immune-Nutrition and Sustainability - An Overview of the current world situation. 2023 Madrid, Spain.

  • Lecture: The Pharmacological Power of Food: Nutrition and Diabetes, 2022 University of Bath, UK.

  • Oral Presentation:  Up-to-Date Nutrition and Dietary recommendation to limit the exercise-induced immunodepression. National Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference 2022, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK.

  • Nutrition Winter School 2018: Breaking Barriers: Gut, Brain, Bugs – beyond. Levi, Finland.

  • Oral Presentation: “The Key Role of Nutritional Treatments in the Management of Metabolic Syndrome. ”6th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2016 Prague, Czech Republic.

  • 15th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2015 Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Nutrition at key life stages, new findings 2015 Cork. Ireland.

  • 9th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference 2012 Boston, USA.

  • 8th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference 2011 San Francisco, USA.

  • 7th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference 2010. Atlanta, USA.

  • International Conference on Traditional Foods, ICTF 2010 Puducherry, India.

  • 19th International Congress of Nutrition 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 10th European Nutrition Conference July 2007 Paris, France.

  • 5th International Conference on ‘Nutrition and Aging’ “Nutritional Problems by Life Stages” 2007 Tokyo, Japan.

  • 4th International Conference on ‘Nutrition and Aging’ “Science for Health Promotion”, 2003 Tokyo, Japan.

Kate Stirling at our Leading Edinburgh Nutritionist

Kate Stirling

With a positive and caring attitude, Kate is our Clinic Manager who keeps Nutripanda and our Food Boutique running smoothly. She has a background in Marketing and TV Production in London but since returning and having a family in Edinburgh she has focused her attention on nutrition. Kate knows first hand how nutrition plays a key role in improving general health and quality of life.  She is also passionate about how the mind can heal the body alongside the correct nutrition and a good dose of fun!

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