What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy aims to improve your eating habits to increase the intake of nutrients your body needs to heal and thrive.
In order to assess your unique nutritional needs the therapist performs a thorough evaluation of your body, your diet, and your lifestyle. Blood tests, stool tests, genetic tests and other investigations may also be needed to help develop an individualised therapeutic plan.
Your plan always takes into consideration your likes and dislikes, your budget, your family circumstances, and your time constraints. That way it remains sustainable over a long period of time and allows you to achieve the health goals you set for yourself.
More than just healthy eating
The recommendations made by your nutritional therapist are always based on scientific research. By using specific nutrients (from diet and supplements) in appropriate dosages we can impact the biochemistry of the body and shift it away from disfunction and disease and towards optimal function and vibrant health.
How can Nutritional Therapy help?
Nutritional therapy can help you address both smaller and more serious health concerns. Apart from boosting your energy, mood and concentration, improving your digestion, sleep quality, and sports performance it can help you with:
- Weight issues
- High blood pressure, high cholesterol
- Diabetes, insulin resistance
- Cardiovascular disease
- Digestive health – reflux, constipation, bloating, food intolerances
- Hormonal imbalances – PMS, PCOS, infertility, menopause
- Thyroid conditions
- Autoimmunity – Hashimoto’s & Graves disease, Coeliac disease,
- Asthma & allergies
- Skin conditions – acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Bone & joint health – osteoporosis, arthritis
- Chronic fatigue & long Covid
- Headaches & migraines
- Depression, anxiety, insomnia
How does a Consultation work?
Before the consultation you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and a typical 3-day food diary.
During the initial consultation, which takes between 1h and 1h30min, the practitioner goes deeper into your health history, discusses your food diary, recommends appropriate testing and formulates the foundations of your plan.
Once the results of the necessary tests are available, your nutrition and lifestyle plan is consolidated. Supplements may be recommended during the initial consultation or at a later stage.
Your progress is monitored through a series of follow-up consultations and depending on your improvements your plan is adjusted accordingly.