My name is Alan Flanagan.I'm a lawyer with an intense interest outside of the law, in the science of human nutrition and health. I founded Align Health to help translate the science of human health and performance into actionable information you can put to use.

About Me

In 2009, I qualified as a barrister and have practised as a lawyer since. My deep passion for the science of nutrition and human health, however, was an academic gravitational pull I couldn't resist, and which led me to pursue an evidence-based masters in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey. All that said, I believe our learning is self-directed and experiential, and I consider myself a lifelong student and a constant learner. That will never change.

I enjoy writing on a range of topics on nutrition, training and mindset, and have a passion for spreading this information, which I do through the blog. In daily life, I like aeropress coffee, slow-cooked beef brisket, powerlifting, and have a minor obsession with sleep.


  • Currently pursuing a MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey
  • Certified Level 1 Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition
  • Certified Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association
  • Certified Level 1 Coach