Nutritional therapy is based on nutritional science and is used in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.
I identify potential nutritional imbalances using a variety of tools and understand how these may be contributing to your symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows me to work with you to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complimentary medicine. It is useful for people who want to enhance their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions and can be done in collaboration with other suitably qualified health professionals.
You receive tailored advice rather than a one size fits all approach. I am trained to recognise ‘red flags’ (health conditions that may indicate something more serious) and always recommend your GP is your first port of call.
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. It is always your decision to take supplements, 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.
I recommend clients to come back for follow-up consultations and about 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 can discuss briefly with you your health concerns and how nutritional therapy will support you and your goals. Get in touch today.