Born in South Africa but brought up in Britain, Michelle qualified as a medical doctor at University College London. During her medical studies, she completed a BSc in Nutrition from King's College London as well as an elective in Gastroenterology at the Whittington Hospital. Four years ago Dr Braude decided to set up her own nutritional practice, The Food Effect, in north London. Her focus is not just helping people with diet and overall wellbeing but, as a doctor, with related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.Michelle also runs a popular online blog The Food Effect and she is regularly featured as an independent expert in the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Hello!, Women's Health and LOOK magazine. She is also a regular writer for the hugely successful international luxury web-magazine Chic-Overdose and popular models' website, Modellist-ID.