ABOUT NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Nutritional Therapy and Sports Nutrition uses the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance, individual care and the prevention of disease. Nutrients, from food, are vital to health because they are the driving force behind every process in the body. However, your need for nutrients is highly individual, since factors such as your age, gender, inherited strengths and weakness, state of health, medial history, lifestyle, environment and dietary patterns all influence your requirements. Nutritional Therapy takes into account these and other factors, which may be contributing to your performance, imbalances and health concerns. Long term nutrient deficiencies or imbalances can lead to more serious symptoms and complications. For this reason, good nutrition is far reaching and may benefit people of all ages.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY AND THE KEY SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
Our Nutritional Therapist will work with you to help address any imbalances and help support the body towards restoring and maintaining health. Please be aware that Nutritional Therapy is not an ‘overnight fix’ for health problems. Indeed, it can take time for your body return to a more balanced state. We do not use a ‘one size fits all’ approach. The advice is personalised and she works with you collaboratively and provides practical recommendations to help you change old habits, restore your body’s natural healing potential, empower you to take control of your health and achieve your goals. Above all, her first priority is to inspire people to make more healthy food choices and to take interest in food and the part it plays in health. It is about developing your understanding of the relationship between food and nutrients and your health and performance.
KEY SYSTEMS AND IMBALANCES
The key systems where these imbalances are likely to occur are:
- Hormone and neurotransmitter: communication, messengers.
- Detoxification and elimination: toxins and by-products.
- Energy production and oxidative Stress: mitochondrial function.
- Structural integrity: cell membranes, musculoskeletal.
- Environmental inputs: nutrition, microbes, exercise, sleep, trauma, pollutants.
- Gut function: digestion, absorption, gut environment/ microbiome, elimination.
- Immune system: inflammatory processes, infection.
- Mind: mental, emotional, stress, resilience, relationships, support.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF IMBALANCES
These imbalances may manifest in symptoms such as:
- Low energy and chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Poor memory
- Autistic spectrum, learning & behavioural issues
- Acne, psoriasis, eczema
- Joint pain, arthritis
- Unexplained illness
- Mood swings
- IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, dysbiosis, reflux, SIBO, H. Pylori,
- Thyroid problems, PMS, menopause symptoms, PCOS,
- Headaches and migraines
- Recurrent infections
- Sinusitis and rhinitis
- Poor sleep or insomnia
- Weight issues
- Autoimmune conditions
- Diabetes type-2
- High cholesterol, high blood pressure
- Poor recovery from exercise
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY CONSULTATIONS
The initial consultation will be up to 90 minutes during which we will take a detailed history, explain potential imbalances and give you some recommendations to get started with. A follow-up consultation (up to 45 minutes) will be scheduled for 2 to 4 weeks from your initial consultation to review your progress and discuss further recommendations. Follow-up consultations are then arranged monthly as required. How frequently you need to return will vary according to your individual circumstances and the nature of your health goals.
Alongside dietary recommendations, we may also recommend supplements and/or investigative testing to understand more in terms of your nutritional status and functional capacity. The types of tests may include nutrient profiles, metabolic and biochemical profiles, DNA testing, food/environmental allergy, hormone profiles, or stool testing. If you currently have a medical condition and are already working with health professionals, our nutritional therapist is a fully integrated health practitioner who will work collaboratively with your GP and existing healthcare team as required.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY FEES
You can consult our nutritional therapy treatment fees here. Please note: Built into the charges is the time working on your case outside of the consultation (including researching your case, collaborating with your health team, designing supplement programmes, arranging tests for you and analysing the results). The actual supplements and cost of the tests are additional to the consultation charges.
NUTRITION THERAPY APPOINTMENTS
For appointments, call us on 020 8789 3881. Online booking is not available on this service.