Nutritional Therapy

It’s Not Just About What We Eat!

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.

Having suffered for years with digestive related problems, namely, constipation, candida, IBS, CFS and food intolerance, and having discovered ways to alleviate my symptoms I decided to put my knowledge into practice in order to help others experiencing similar issues.

I spent three years training to become a Nutritional Therapist with CNM the College of Naturopathic Medicine, with the aim of specialising in digestive and bowel related conditions. CNM is the UK’s largest training provider of a range of natural therapies.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • Digestive health
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Arthritis and other joint and muscle related conditions
  • Skin health
  • Weight management

However, I’m happy to assist with any condition from diabetes to heart disease. As a Nutritional Therapist I’m trained to work alongside general practitioners and other professional practitioners to provide an integrated approach to health care.

I use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows me to work with you to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.

Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well-being.

I consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Why Use Nutritional Therapy?

Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms.

Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations are support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.

What To Expect From A Nutritional Therapy Consultation?

Before the first consultation, you will be provided with a health and nutrition questionnaire as well as a food diary to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 75 minutes, and in this time I will ask detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. I will then evaluate your individual needs and use the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme.

Follow up consultations are generally after two to four weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Further follow-ups may be required depending on each individual situation.

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

Initial Consultation

  • 60 minutes – £75.00

Follow Up Session

  • 30 – 45 minutes – £45.00