A combined approach of Nutritional Therapy and Health Coaching is essential to achieving the very best outcomes with my clients. Nutritional Therapy applies the latest health and nutrition science to create personalised recommendations, so you know what you need to do. Health Coaching shows you how to make it achievable by providing support, accountability and motivation to keep you on track.
What to Expect from an Initial Consultation
You will be asked to complete a Nutritional Therapy questionnaire before you visit. During the first session, (which will be up to 90 minutes long), we’ll discuss your health goals and the challenges you may be facing. We’ll look into your medical history and talk about what you eat. This will include your likes, dislikes, special dietary requirements and how you eat; in complete confidence and without judgement. During the consultation we’ll decide on an agreed plan of action to get you started.
It may be helpful to carry out functional testing as part of investigations into the underlying cause of your symptoms. Possible tests include comprehensive stool analysis, SIBO, lactose, fructose and food intolerance testing in addition to a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. You will then be able to discover the link between your symptoms, your diet and lifestyle.
The Definition of Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy is a complementary medicine which uses nutrition science to promote health, optimum body function, and individualised care.
Registered Nutritional Therapists address nutritional imbalances by assessing how they are affecting an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. Nutritional Therapy is relevant for those looking to optimise their health and well being, in addition to those with chronic health conditions.
Body function, protection against disease and environmental changes are all influenced by the nutrients we eat. In certain cases diet can be a risk factor for many diseases. Though an individual’s genetic makeup will determine just how much diet can affect our health, many dietary chemicals can alter our gene configuration. Thus, dietary intervention can be an invaluable tool to help prevent or to alleviate chronic disease.
Nutritional therapists apply the latest research in nutrition and health to help get to the root cause of what is going on with you to come up with a nutrition and lifestyle plan which will include supplementation if necessary
For further details visit the BANT (British association for nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) website.
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