Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Nutritional Therapy is a wonderful complementary medicine tool and is particularly relevant for individuals with chronic health issues (i.e. anxiety, depression, diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome). However it can also be very useful for those looking for support to enhance their overall health and wellbeing.
As a registered Nutritional Therapist, I use the Functional Medicine model to understand and address the underlying causes of ill-health rather than merely the symptoms. To do this, I conduct thorough pre-consultation assessments through questionnaires and where appropriate, can employ some private or NHS laboratory tests to assess my client’s health and identify potential nutritional deficiencies and imbalances, and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns.
Nutritional therapists consider every individual to be totally unique. Your experience of health and the complex factors that influence your wellbeing and have lead you to seek nutritional therapy support can be very different. As such, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations made are personalised to suit you and your goals rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
It is important to remember that I do not recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and I will always refer any client with warning signs or symptoms to their medical professional. I will also always aim to work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the your care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
I am a fully qualified, professionally accredited nutritional therapist who is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT), so you can be confident that I follow a strict code of Professional Practice and have indemnity insurance for clinical practice.