NUTRITONAL THERAPY – The Foundation of optimum health
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
Nutritional Therapy uses nutrition and health science to enable you to maximise your health potential. At its core, Nutritional Therapy uses food to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities. It also seeks to make a person aware of how diet and lifestyle choices can have a positive or negative effect on health.
In my practice, I recognise that you are an individual with unique dietary and nutritional requirements. We all have a different health history and this history may be affecting how you feel today. The first consultation is designed to identify factors from before birth to the present day, that may be affecting you now, with the aim of treating the problem from its root cause.
As our health is inextricably linked to what we eat, a healthy, well-balanced diet promotes a healthy body and mind. However, food is just one aspect of health and so where necessary Irene may suggest other therapies to maximise the effect of your healthy diet.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BENEFIT FROM NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
Nutritional Therapy is useful to maximise general health and prevent future illness. Below is a list of just some of the conditions that may benefit from nutritional therapy. It is suitable for both adults and children.
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, autism
- Bone health
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Digestive disorders, bloating, diarrhea and constipation
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- High blood pressure
- Hormonal imbalances (PMS/menopause/PCOS)
- Infertility, sub-fertility or unexplained fertility issues
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low energy levels and fatigue
- Metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance, blood sugar imbalance
- Mood swings and anxiety
- Raised cholesterol
- Skin Problems
- Weight problems AND MORE…
The initial consultation will take approximately 90 minutes. The following will be covered:
- Current health concerns
- Medical & Lifestyle history
- Family history
- Current diet and lifestyle
At the end of the consultation a tailored nutritional programme incorporating dietary advice and lifestyle modifications will be given. Supplements and essential oils may also be suggested to complement your plan. Where required menu suggestions are also available and a shopping list is also provided.
When attending a consultation please bring along details of any nutritional supplements and/or medication you may be taking.
Two to three follow-up consultations are usually recommended to monitor progress and adjust protocol accordingly. These last 45 – 60 minutes.
All consultations are confidential.