Nutritional Therapy is the application of a science based approach, using a diet specific to your needs; what might be right for one person may not be for another.
I use a Functional Medicine approach as outlined by the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). This approach looks at an individual as a whole person and not just a set of symptoms, with a focus in detail of your history, symptoms, possible causes, and triggers of an imbalance.
Having a good diet is one part of the whole picture; having a balanced lifestyle, healthy relationships, and boundaries also contributes to wellbeing. All play a part in being fulfilled and healthy on the inside and out.
Coaching is an integral part of my practice as it bridges the gap between thinking and doing. It can really help to clearly focus your goals, uncover any barriers (often hidden) to achieving them, and create a clear step by step path towards them.
I tailor a diet and lifestyle programme specifically to your needs to give you the fastest results.
I may suggest a laboratory test to understand the root cause of an imbalance, intolerance, or deficiency. These tests will enable me to advise you on what your body needs by targeting with a specific diet and supplements (vitamins, minerals, or herbs).
I check all supplements on a data base from the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT); a professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. This is to make sure it’s compatible with any medications or supplements that you are already taking.
Laboratory test and supplements are not compulsory and are an additional cost.
Nutritional Therapy is not a substitute for medical care or advice. If you know or suspect you have a medical problem, I would advise you to go to your GP. The service I provide looks at possible causes of an imbalance and to help support, focus, motivate, create accountability; monitor progress; and educate; and not to diagnose, cure, or treat conditions.