In a nutshell, Nutritional Therapy is understanding how the food we eat impacts on our health.
We are all unique; a one size fits all approach does not apply here. A nutrition and wellbeing plan must be carefully tailored, researched & developed for the individual.
Any possible dietary requirements are identified and any potential absorption issues are investigated. Many factors play a part such as stomach acid levels, gut bacteria status, chronic stress and genetics.
I see it as a process of peeling back the layers, with the aim of getting to the root cause of the symptoms. The cause can sometimes be obvious and even the smallest of changes can make a huge difference. Further investigation may be recommended such as blood, stool, urine or saliva tests.
It is a holistic approach; a detailed case history is taken to investigate any potential imbalances. The systems of the body are interconnected and influence each other therefore it is vital to look at a person in their entirety.
Whole foods are the focus for optimising health but in the short term it may also be recommended to take vitamin and mineral supplements.
We live in a society where we have expectations for our health issues to be fixed for us, in a speedy manner, usually involving pharmaceuticals. Through the transfer of knowledge, this approach empowers people to take responsibility for making longterm changes that will benefit their health.
Nutritional Therapy can help with many chronic conditions, my interests include:
Post viral fatigue/ ME/ CFS
Women's health; peri/menopause
General health & wellbeing