Nutritional therapy is a functional and personalised approach to health and wellness
Mainstream medicine mostly suppresses symptoms and medications only ‘mask’ the problem. This approach doesn’t take the individual into account or address the root cause of why symptoms have developed. It’s a lot like putting a “band aid” over the problem.
It gets to the root of the problem and resolves imbalances in the body
Functional medicine is very different from mainstream medicine. It aims to identify the root cause of symptoms and resolve imbalances through natural interventions. In many cases, we can reduce the need for prescription medications or even make them redundant.
Because it’s such a patient-centred approach, it allows me to truly target the nutrition and lifestyle recommendations I give to my clients and ensure that they are based on nutrition status and biochemical individuality/genetics.
Our busy lives present us with many challenges (including stress, poor sleep and time pressures), which can often lead us to make unhealthy food choices and neglect self-care. When this is combined with environmental stressors, such as toxins from pollution, pesticides and cosmetics, it can affect many areas of physical and mental wellbeing - including hormone, gut and brain health.
As a Nutritional Therapist, I want to know what has led you to develop symptoms so that you can restore balance and vitality, and feel happier and healthier in the longer term too.
I start by taking an in depth look at your health and life history to identify the imbalances that may be present in your body’s systems and contributing to dysfunction.
As well as nutrition, I look at movement, sleep and stress management and where appropriate, recommend targeted supplements.
The therapy part refers to the coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques that can help to change your habits and behaviours in the long term.
Nutritional Therapy can complement conventional medicine
That’s not to say that Nutritional Therapy is always a replacement for conventional medicine. It is a complementary medicine and often works alongside mainstream medical care. Where appropriate, I liase with other medical professionals who can support you on your journey to better health and work alongside them to ensure the best outcome for you as a client.
As a registered nutritional therapist, 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
Why Work With Me?
Hi, I’m Sophie - a Nutritional Therapist specialising in hormone health (including perimenopause and menopause) and gut health and brain health for both genders.
I help clients to feel fantastic in mind and body by addressing why you have symptoms in the first place and getting you back to your old self again.
This may look like balancing hormones, improving metabolic health or managing autoimmune conditions but whatever the goal, it starts with a focus on nutrition and lifestyle changes to fuel and nourish the body and promote balance.
My background is in Physiology and Psychology (which I studied at university) so you won’t be surprised to know that I love science and the nitty-gritty of how the body works.
My superpower is my ability to take the science and explain it in a way that’s easy to digest and take on board. It makes such a difference when clients understand why they have been experiencing their specific symptoms and how this can change with just a few simple, sustainable changes.
If you’re ready to try something different and finally see the change you’ve been craving, I can’t wait to support you to feel like you again!
FAQs (aka is this for me?)
Is this right for me? I’m super busy!
If you’re ready to do things differently and use nutrition and lifestyle as part of a toolkit to help you manage or resolve your symptoms, my 1-2-1 packages are designed with you in mind.
Most of my clients are busy too, which is why your personalised plan is designed to fit into your life and be as easy as possible to stick to. You will need to carve out some time to follow your personalised protocols but it’s nothing excessive.
How does it work?
Before our first 1-2-1 consultation, I’ll ask you to complete a Health Questionnaire so I can gain a better understanding of your symptoms, your current nutrition and lifestyle situation and your goals.
Any functional testing we do can be done at home, and I will interpret the results for you as part of your package.
How long does it take to feel better?
You’ve probably struggled with your symptoms for years (maybe even decades!) so you won’t feel better overnight. Everyone heals at different rates but if you’re ready to commit to your healing journey in the longer term, the positive changes you’ll be making will add up.
How do I pay?
Before the initial consultation, I’ll send you an invoice with my account details so you can make a bank transfer.
Let’s do this, Sophie! What’s the next step?
Contact me today to book a call. We’ll talk about your pain points, goals and start mapping out the solution for getting you from (barely) surviving to thriving.
1:2:1 consultations with Sophie
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