What is Nutritional Therapy?
The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), define Nutritional Therapy as a complementary medicine applicable to support individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those wanting to support general health and well-being, or peak performance. Where appropriate, I will work alongside medical professionals, and/or other health professionals to communicate details of the Nutritional Therapy Plan that has been recommended.
As a full member of BANT, I practice in accordance with their professional codes of practice, which also means that I am registered with CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) as a Nutritional Therapist.
My approach to practice is underpinned by the philosophy of Functional Medicine, which enables me to take a holistic approach to nutrition. Functional Medicine considers how environmental, emotional, psychological and social factors interact with physiological and biological mechanisms. In applying this to nutritional therapy the whole person is considered, as opposed to exploring symptoms in isolation.
How can Nutritional Therapy support my needs?
To date I have worked with a wide range of clients (male and female, of all ages), some with complex medical conditions (e.g. Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Addison’s Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer). Despite these conditions presenting with different signs and symptoms, it has surprised me to see how simple changes such as lowering refined carbohydrates and free sugars, increasing a range of colourful vegetables and fruits, reducing caffeine intake, and drinking more water can support client’s well being. You may not have a diagnosed medical condition, however you may be able to identify with some of the following:
Is this you?
- tired all the time
- overweight or find it tricky to keep weight off
- headaches or ‘foggy’ headed
- low mood
- dry skin or skin breakouts
Or are you interested in improving the way you eat for general health and performance?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to one or more of the above, you may benefit from my support. As a registered Nutritional Therapist, I use a variety of tools and methods to assess the individual, and will spend time analysing any nutritional imbalances that may be contributing to current health concerns, symptoms, or conditions.