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.