What is a nutritional therapy?
A nutritional therapist may be working with a healthy individual in order to prevent disease, or they may be working with a sick individual to ease and minimize symptoms of a developed disease. One way of distinguishing dietitians and nutritionist from nutritional therapists is to understand that nutritional therapists often help minimize health symptoms as opposed to focusing on the cause and treatment of the disease itself ( like hat of a registered dietitians and medical doctors).
“Nutritional Therapy cannot replace a medical treatment, but it can certainly complement it”.
Nutritional therapists recognise that every person is unique and therefore has an individual set of requirements. Therefore I will establish whether or not your diet is right for your current state of health. From this I will be able to formulate a personalised programme to ensure your diet :-
- addresses any nutritional deficiencies and
- contains all of the essential components.
” One man’s food is another man’s poison” ( Lucretius, 50 BC – Roman Philosopher)
How may nutritional therapy help you?
- It can really help you understand how your existing diet may be impacting your well-being.
- It will teach you how to enhance your mind and body by understanding the nutrients you need – this is unique to your lifestyle or health conditions.
- It may make recommendations to help optimise your digestive function, energy levels, hormonal balance or include guidance on supporting the liver’s detoxification pathways.
- They may include natural foods that better support the immune system or that simply help an individual to achieve vitality and a sense of wellness.
What happens in a nutritional therapy consultation?
Before I start to treat you, I will complete a medical questionnaire. I will take the time to listen to you and ask questions to make sure I understand your medical history and your day-to-day routine. I will ask you about your diet, exercise, daily routine and what is happening in your life. All these can contribute to any conditions you may be presenting with.
We will then carry out several specific nutritional deficiency assessments. From this we will be able to prepare an action plan for us to assess at regular intervals to see if your symptoms have improved.
The first appointment will last around 90 minutes and costs £60. Subsequent one hour follow ups cost £40.
I carry out nutritional consultations from a peaceful and relaxing log cabin in the garden in Crowthorne. My at home treatment room is accessible from Wokingham, Bracknell, Yateley, Sandhurst, Camberley and Fleet.