Nutritional therapy offers food and nutrition advice. The advice is tailored to the individual however it also provides the basics to healthy eating. It investigates the root cause of illness and disease and recognises links between the different parts of the body.
What nutritional therapy is not: a replacement for conventional medicine and does not treat, cure or diagnose.
I identify possible nutritional imbalances and deficiencies. I then prepare a nutritional and lifestyle programme. This is tailored to the individual after discussion and analysis.
I recommend foods and lifestyle changes. I teach you about the benefits of nourishing, nutrient-dense foods. This is compared to foods that may be blocking your path to wellness.
Before the first consultation you will complete a health questionnaire and a food diary. We will review and discuss at the consultation. Finally I will develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme. You will takeaway:
- Weekly food plans (if applicable).
- Confusion free, accurate advice on food such as fats, protein and carbohydrates and other nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
- Advice on shopping and where to find foods.
- Store cupboard and fridge list. This is especially handy so you can immediately restock cupboards on your next shop.
- Tips on cooking to make it easy.
- Provide informative handouts on health related issues that are specific to you.
- Offer email support between appointments. Frequent contact is important to success.
I provide a safe, structured supplement programme. Not everyone wants or needs to take supplements. I give unbiased, professional advice. Consequently, I recommend if I think they are needed. The choice is always yours, however they can be supportive to your programme.
Nutritional therapy advises on functional testing. Common tests are: food intolerance, stool testing, adrenal stress tests, thyroid, cardiovascular profiles, vitamin D testing and hair mineral analysis tests. Testing can be useful tool however it is not always needed.
It is recommended for clients to come back for follow-up consultations. I recommend 4-6 weeks apart because this gives you time to put plans into place. However it is not too far apart either. For more information on this, read the section Making it Work For You.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation because this is a good opportunity to find out more and if this is for you. I will discuss briefly your health concerns and how nutritional therapy will support you and your goals. Get in touch today.