Personalised therapy using a Functional Medicine approach to get to the root cause of your symptoms
We are all unique individuals, in our genetic make up, in our physiology and biochemistry, in our diet and lifestyle (historically and currently) as well as our thought and behaviour patterns. Therefore, the one-size-fits-all approach simply does not work when it comes to Nutritional Therapy or any other type of healthcare.
One-to-one personalised consultations take you as a whole into account. Emotions as well as physical imbalances are considered and the aim is to discover what the underlying causes are for loss of wellbeing. This is done by focusing on the different systems of the body that are influenced by nutritional status and lifestyle. This model for health care is called Functional Medicine and your story is absolutely central to the process.
At your first consultation, I listen to your case history and consider your current diet and lifestyle. After establishing your goals we then devise a strategy for improving your health and hormonal balance. Advice is tailored to suit you as an individual with a focus on developing an enjoyment of eating ‘real foods’ and exploring food diversity. The recommendations I give are practical and realistic with a focus on making long term changes rather than quick fixes, in order to achieve lasting results.
I often recommend functional tests which can help achieve positive outcomes in less time with more targeted interventions. Often clients become more motivated to stick to their personalised health plan when they can see in black and white what might be at the root of their symptoms.
The tests I most commonly recommend include:
total thyroid screening
comprehensive stool analysis (including assessment of your gut microbiome)
functional blood chemistries
nutritional status profiles
urinary organic acid analysis
specific genetic profiles
Nutritional therapy works alongside conventional medicine and should not be seen as an alternative to medical advice. It’s always a case of working with GPs and/or other healthcare providers to ensure you receive the most appropriate, safe and well rounded care.
My clinic work takes place online, meaning your location need not be a barrier to working with me.
I was educated and clinically trained at the highly-regarded Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. I am fully insured and a member of The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I am a member of The British Menopause Society