Health is important and feeling good everyday is a goal we all want to achieve.
A key element of nutritional therapy is that it looks at the whole person. Identifying any dietary and lifestyle imbalances helps me create a personalised nutritional and lifestyle programme. This is tailored to your specific needs, circumstances and goals. Advice is based on scientific evidence and uses a functional medicine perspective, meaning that we are all biochemically individual and body systems are connected. I teach you how to apply healthy eating and lifestyle strategies at home ensuring you take responsibility for your health and well being.
Before the first consultation I will ask you to complete a health and nutrition questionnaire and to complete a food diary. During the consultation we will review and discuss the questionnaire and food diary. I will evaluate your individual needs and develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme. Following the consultation I will provide you with a report with the suggested changes along with recipe ideas and fact sheets.
Supplements are advised depending on the individual’s health and circumstances. Functional testing is also available. Common tests are: food intolerance, stool testing, adrenal stress tests, thyroid, allergies and hair mineral analysis tests, again this is dependent on the individual.
Follow-up consultations are recommended and take place after about 4 to 6 weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Changing your diet and lifestyle habits is a journey. Changes are sometimes easy, sometimes hard. You may feel great after following the advice given, you may even feel worse for a short time or old symptoms may return. You will feel something and quite often that is to do with the body recognising you are taking steps to improve your well being and healing is taking place. I am available to support you through these changes and adjust recommendations as you find your path to wellness. Sometimes people do not return because they have not followed any of the advice given and feel embarrassed, it is not about judgement, even making the decision to come to see someone about improving your eating is a step and will impact how you feel. For these reasons I advise follow-ups – you may need one, you may need more, it is very individual and again tailored to you.