This package is for you if you are struggling to eat your normal diet without experiencing symptoms.
My aim is to provide you with clarity about what is going on and a personalised plan of action so that you can move towards regaining the joy of eating a varied and delicious diet without worrying about the consequences.
How it works
We will work together to help identify what you are reacting to and why. This might include functional tests to get greater insight into what factors are playing a role, so the programme can focus on the things that will make the biggest difference to your wellbeing.
Instead of just eliminating ‘problem’ foods – which leaves the door open to other foods in turn becoming ‘problems’, or may create more imbalances long term – my approach is to tackle the underlying reasons for the food reactivity using my framework for food harmony as a guide.
What is included
What I need from you
Before we start, you must understand that working to reduce reactivity to food takes time. This is a journey – not a race. In some cases, permanent removal of a particular food is necessary or advisable. However, if this is the case, I have a wealth of personal experience in following modified diets – which don’t feel restrictive!
Many times, the initial resolution of symptoms, or the identification of reactive foods, can require following a therapeutic diet for a period of time. However, even these diets can be varied and tasty! The long term aim however is to use this period to work on supporting the underlying imbalances that are contributing to your reactivity, so that in due course you can broaden your diet again.
As I may recommend dietary supplements, I need you to keep me up to date with any prescription or over the counter medication you may be taking. This ensures that any dietary supplements I suggest will not interfere with your existing treatments.
Most importantly, however, I would like you to be open to my suggestions – even tiny things can make huge differences – as well as being honest with me. There is no point, when we are discussing what steps to take to support your wellbeing – if you nod and smile while all the time thinking ‘There’s no way I am going to do that’. Your input at this stage is critical – the plan needs to work for you, in real life.