Many of us would like to find solutions to chronic health conditions which reduce our quality of life through pain, fatigue, reduced mobility, lack of mental well-being and inflammation. Modern lifestyles and dietary choices are recognised to the most significant contributor to the increased diagnosis of conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Diet and lifestyle are further recognised for their role in the management of autoimmune conditions and increased focus is needed for patients with cancer to manage nutritional needs and mental wellbeing during treatment. Thus, nutrition, stress management, exercise and relaxation are key for prevention , recovery and maintenance of health.
It can be a daunting prospect to make real change especially when you are lacking in energy and motivation. My role is to guide and support you step by step through this process. I am passionate about helping to translate the science of nutrition into achievable, practical and time-efficient actions. This is why we will consider shopping and cooking as key to your plan and I can guide you with simple meals that can be cooked from scratch.
As a Registered Nutritional Practitioner I offer an evidence based, personalised approach to help you achieve your health goals. This requires investigating possible root causes rather than focusing on the symptoms. For example, clients with skin conditions such as acne or rosacea may have underlying gut issues which must be addressed before the skin can heal and inflammation is controlled. Those with chronic sleep disorders may have dysregulation in the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPA-axis) and cortisol levels may be elevated at night.
During the process of investigating the root cause I can use a range of tools such as functional testing to explore nutrient deficiency or excesses, metabolic markers, stool samples to check for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), gut dysbiosis, malabsorption and hormone profiles. A key principle underpinning my work as a Registered Nutritional Therapist is understanding the biochemical individuality of clients. Thus, your personalised nutrition and lifestyle program is unique to you and there is no ‘’one size fits all’’.
Recommendations made are not a replacement for professional medical advice and with your permission I can also work alongside your GP and other healthcare professionals. This can lead to a system of integrated care which is necessary for specific clients.
Nutritional therapy consultations can be remote and online sessions may be ideal for some clients with specific needs. All the necessary documents will be emailed and a consultation can be arranged to suit you. Whichever option, the focus is on you and your health goals.
Please note all clients can avail of a 30 min free phone consultation to discuss their needs prior to making a booking.
FUNCTIONAL TESTS AVAILABLE
- Comprehensive vitamin and mineral profiles
- Essential fatty acids
- Gut function
- Allergies/ Food intolerances
- Metabolic profile/ Organic acid test
- Toxic metals
- HORMONE PROFILE :
(full thyroid panel plus antibodies, sex hormones, adrenal function)
Treatment plans can focus on the following
There are a variety of symptoms associated with digestive disorders, and for many it affects quality of life through bloating, gas, pain, constipation, diarrhoea, GERD, lack of energy, anxiety and sleep disturbances. Tackling IBS and other inflammatory bowel diseases requires an individual approach to target food allergies, intolerances, inflammation, gut permeability, malabsorption, SIBO and slow metabolism.
For those exercising regularly or suffering with inflammatory arthritis or osteoporosis, there are specific protocols which can help reduce inflammation and improve joint health. Functional, nutrient dense foods are used for optimum vitamin and mineral content, phytonutrients to support anti-inflammatory role and supplements like hydrolysed collagen can help joint health and keep individuals exercising or competitively training at the highest level.
There is increasing research which correlates skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea with gut health. Optimising nutrition and identifying nutritional and hormone imbalances are necessary to treat clients. Appropriate supplementation is often required to treat underlying imbalances and tackle inflammation.
Resetting the metabolism is necessary for weight loss and helps balance hormones. It is particularly important for clients who are hypothyroid, PCOS or struggling to control weight. Regulating blood sugar metabolism is critical in many chronic inflammatory conditions.
Initial consultation: 90 min (£80)
Clients will initially receive a 3/5 day food diary to complete prior to consultation. The consultation will review this along with full client medical history, dietary habits, symptoms, wellness goals and lifestyle. (Please bring details of all medication and supplements taken plus dosages).Following this you will receive dietary recommendations, meal plans, tips on shopping and recipes.
Follow-up consultations: 60 min (£50)
Most clients require a minimum of 2-3 follow up sessions but this can vary depending on condition. Ideally clients are seen 4-6 weeks following first session. An assessment is made of progress and at this point any adjustments can be made, supplement recommendations or lab tests. Please note all supplements or lab tests are paid separately. Clients have 10% discount on supplements.
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If any red flags present in consultation, clients will be advised to consult with their GP for further medical advice.