"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise… we would have found the safest way to health"
Nutritional therapy understands the body as being made up of interdependent systems, which work together to keep us in good health. But environmental inputs like dietary choices, sedentary jobs, indoor living and chronic stress, in combination with our genes, can cause these systems to get out of balance.
When something goes wrong with one part – such as your digestion – this can have a knock on effect on many others: your mood; immune system or energy, for example.
My approach to wellness is aligned to functional medicine: Rather than solely addressing symptoms, I work holistically to identify any underlying imbalances that may be contributing to your health concerns.
How I work
Reviewing your completed health questionnaire and food diary, and hearing your unique health story from the beginning, means I can piece together which systems in your body need support. I may also recommend functional testing from leading private providers to further clarify what is going on beneath the surface, and help me to tailor my advice.
We can then work together to devise an evidence-informed, personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan that will not only help your body start to function better but also fit with your day-to-day routine and personal circumstances. This plan will be developed at each appointment.
Though I prefer to focus on food first, nutritional supplements may be recommended, depending on your needs.
Changing habits can take time, and I will encourage and guide you on this journey, helping you take small achievable steps towards reaching your health goal.
Nutritional therapy is not intended to replace appropriate medical care, so if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your doctor.
For more information on nutritional therapy, watch this video from BANT: