apothecary 21

Apothecary of 21st century, where traditional remedies are evidence-based


Denisa Dufkova

owner of Apothecary 21
Nutritionist BSc (Hons), ANutr, and Herbalist

BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition, First Class
Master Herbalist Diploma
London Centre for Intuitive Eating Certificate: Applying Non-Diet Approaches in Practice



As someone with a scientific background, I am passionate about bringing the latest
evidence-based research into my practice whilst bringing back time-proven traditional
remedies from which any busy 21st century human can benefit.

Denisa Dufkova
ANutr BSc (Hons)

Nutritionist, Herbalist
Nutrition Writer and Recipe Developer

My name is Denisa and I don't think that life can get much better than food. 

Which is why I involve it in many parts of my life, from working with people to improve their health and their relationships with food, to creating nutrition-related content and developing new recipes.

I am registered with the Association for Nutrition,
this means I have met and continue to meet a specific high standard of professional knowledge and practice. It’s important to make sure any nutritional expert you see is registered with the AfN, this means no snake oil or magic pills, no diag-nonsense, and everything I advise is backed up with scientific evidence.


Apothecary 21

During my time at university where I learned the science of human physiology and metabolism, I also rediscovered how some of the principles of traditional nutritional wisdom could benefit the current
fast-paced and stressful life of the 21st century human being.

To bring together this ancient wisdom, alongside the latest scientific research to support our health and wellbeing, I created Apothecary 21 – a wellbeing platform, a place to draw inspiration and learn about
evidence-based nutrition.

Food and Herbs
as Medicine

I use food and herbs as a gentle prevention and support to health conditions which are making our lives more difficult.

   I believe there is a balance  between
     using food functionally and enjoying yourself without going to an extreme,
one way or another.

       I am here to find your
        sweet spot between
              restriction and
                for life.


My Work

I work with a range of clients to empower them to reach their health and wellbeing goals. I work towards supporting people's general health as well as managing any specific health conditions, taking advantage of evidence-based nutrition.


I believe in personalised nutrition, because there is no
one-size-fits-all when it comes to meeting our nutritional needs, so whether you’re a fitness goal-getter or hiding chocolates under your pillow, I will tailor my services to you and no one else.


Intuitive Nutrition

I use principles of Intuitive Eating in my practice to bring back healthy relationships with food and get rid of restrictive habits such as dieting, binge eating, post-food guilt and anxiety around food in general.


Intuitive Eating helps my clients to form healthy sustainable habits and tuning into their body in order to nourish themselves, whilst enjoying the food they eat. This approach also helps to build confidence and improves body positivity, maintaining a healthy weight whilst still being able to enjoy food without guilt.

Weight Inclusive

I am a weight inclusive practitioner, meaning whatever size you are, I will adapt my consultations to fit your lifestyle and your personal goals without any judgement.


Nutrition and Herbalism

Intuitive Eating in Practice Course,
London Centre of IE 2020

Master Herbalist Diploma 150h 2020

AfN Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) 2018

BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition, First Class
University of Worcester 2018


Medical High School Ruska, Prague CZ

Creative Work
and Writing

Health and Nutrition evidence-based
article writing


Digital and Social Media Ambassador

On-demand content creation and
ghost writing


Public talks, workshops and cookery classes


Recipe Development

Professional Experience in Research and Development in NPD in bakery


Recipe Development and Modulation

Food and Nutrient Analysis


Collaborations with food companies