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What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy is a complementary healthcare discipline that uses nutrition and lifestyle advice to help you achieve better health. 

As a Nutritional Therapist, I put on my detective's hat and take a close look at your health. Moving away from diagnosing conditions or suppressing symptoms, my focus lies on questions such as

  • What are the underlying reasons for your health problems?

  • How can foods and nutrients be used to support your health, and what other lifestyle choices may be helpful?
  • What does your body need to heal? 

Nutritional Therapy recognises that each body has unique needs. What works for one person may be harmful for another. There is no one size fits all diet. This is why Nutritional Therapy is client-centred. I will take time to listen to you and to work with you so we can come up with a plan for better health, using a balance of  foods, supplements where needed, and other lifestyle advice such as exercise. 

Nutritional Therapy is holistic. Rather than isolating symptoms, I look at them in connection and keep an eye on the wider picture. Why, for example, is somebody experiencing joint pain as well as skin problems, or is there perhaps a connection between somebody's inflammation in the gut and their depression?


 
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Who can it be useful for?

Nutritional Therapy can be useful for a whole range of symptoms and conditions, such as:

  • Headaches 
  • Skin problems
  • Fatigue
  • Weight problems
  • Digestive difficulties
  • and many more!
  • Joint pain
  • Hormonal problems
  • Auto-immune illnesses
  • Mental health problems
  • Recurrent infections
  • Food intolerances

 

It can also be useful if you are simply looking to discuss how nutrition can support your health. Perhaps particularly important if you feel puzzled by the many mixed messages out there related to healthy living.


The consultation process

Once you have decided to book a consultation, I will send you a health and diet questionnaire which you will be asked to fill out with as much detail as possible. This will allow me to start working on your case before we meet.

The initial consultation takes about 90 minutes- we will discuss your health and symptoms, I might ask you further questions and then we will look at what might be causing your symptoms and, most importantly, what to do about them. 

Healing from chronic conditions can be a journey. Some people decide to only have one consultation, but many go on to have follow-up consultations which last roughly 60 minutes. It is entirely up to how you want to manage it. 

For some people it might be beneficial to run some clinical tests but this decision will be up to you. The cost for any tests or supplements is not included in the price of the consultation.

Initial consultation £70

Follow-up consultation £40

 
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