Nutritional therapy is a personalised, functional approach to health and wellness. For nutrition advice to be truly targeted, it needs to be personalised, i.e. based on your health and nutrition status, unique biochemistry/genetics and health goals. The therapy part refers to the coaching and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) techniques that can be used to encourage a change to your current habits and behaviours.
For optimum functionality and health we need to provide our body with the right fuel (or nutrients). Our busy lives present us with many challenges (time pressure, stress and poor sleep) which can often lead to bad food choices and lack of self-care. This, in combination with high environmental stressors (such as pollution, cosmetics/toiletries and pesticides) may result in poor physical and mental health.
Mainstream medicine was designed to treat a person’s symptoms, such as taking a painkiller for a headache, but pills only mask the problem. This approach doesn’t take the individual patient into consideration or get to the source of the problem.
Functional medicine tries to identify and address the root cause of your symptoms. As a nutritional therapist, I do this by taking an in depth look at your health and life history, to identify which imbalances may be present within your body’s systems (contributing to dysfunction). By taking a patient centred approach and correcting these imbalances through diet/supplement/lifestyle changes, we try to manage your symptoms and avoid the use of unnecessary medication.
Nutritional therapy is a complementary medicine and shouldn’t replace medical care. Where appropriate I will communicate with other medical professionals to ensure we are working in harmony, for your safety and best outcomes.
As a registered nutritional therapist and NLP practitioner, I can offer nutrition and lifestyle coaching for the prevention or management of:
- Women’s health conditions, such as PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids
- Fertility problems
- Digestive issues and gut health
- Weight gain
- Food sensitivities, allergies or eczema
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Depression or anxiety
- Autoimmune conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders
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