Nutritional therapy will give you advice on your diet and lifestyle to help you maximise your health potential. Your needs are unique and depend on a number of factors; from genetically inherited strengths and weaknesses to the influence of diet, lifestyle and environment.
How Does Nutritional Therapy Work?
Inadequate nutritional intake and lifestyle factors can lead to deficiencies, imbalances and dysfunction in the body, resulting in chronic ailments and conditions. By improving your nutrition, you can help support and build the body’s natural strength and resistance.
What Does A Consultation Involve?
Before the initial consultation you will need to fill out a questionnaire which includes a 3-day food diary. This will be discussed in more detail during the consultation. I will then give you tailored advice, which focuses primarily on diet and lifestyle, but can also involve the use of supplements. We will work together to devise an appropriate plan for you.
More than one consultation may be required to achieve your goals. Follow-ups are useful to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your plan.
Who Can Benefit?
Most people can benefit in some way from nutritional therapy. By improving your nutritional intake you can help support your body to achieve better health, whether on it’s own or in conjunction other complementary therapies. It can also be used along with medications prescribed by your GP.
It can simply benefit you to have a professional assessment of your diet to ensure that you’re getting all the nutrients you need to help prevent any health conditions developing in the future.
How Can Functional Testing Help?
Functional tests can be useful to identify deficiencies, imbalances and areas of dysfunction in the body; for example, a sex hormone test to assess hormone balance, or a stool test to assess gut function. This will depend on your needs – and your budget. I use private test labs, but where possible I will recommend tests that can be performed by your GP.
Nutritional Therapy does not take the place of medical advice and does not involve the diagnosis of any diseases. Nor does it claim to treat or cure medical conditions. The degree of benefit obtainable from nutritional therapy may vary between clients with similar health problems and following a similar nutritional therapy programme.