Feel Healthy from the Inside Out
The 7 things you can do RIGHT NOW to improve your digestion
To see how nutritional therapy can help you
I offer 4-month digestive recovery programme for my clients.
These benefit from focused attention and frequency of contact, giving the client the best support in recovery.
I no longer offer individual appointments as my experience has taught me that in order to achieve a lasting change in digestive health, the clients require regular support.
People are generally interested in gut health once they need to be interested in it - when there are issues that either have them running to the loo or wishing that they could. I love working with people on improving their gut health, because for me, this is the base of all our health. It underpins all our body systems, because if you are not absorbing nutrients from your food, you are not getting the necessary support for your immunity, your muscles, your hormones, skin and so on. So, as it is often coined 'All disease begins in the gut'
While the knowledge of the workings of the digestive tract has been known within the medical profession for a long time, the finer intricacies such as the
impact the bacteria have on our digestive and overall health have, is only now coming to the forefront.
What we are now understanding is that we have a synergistic relationship with these bacteria and when that relationship breaks down it can lead to all types of dysfunction, not only in the digestive system but also in all the other areas of the body.
There are now multiple ways of assessing the health of your digestive tract, including the microbiome, and I love using the different functional tests in my practice. At MCNT I practice within the framework of Functional Medicine. Functional medicine strives to understand the root causes of different symptoms and then focuses on addressing them.
I am fortunate to be able to draw on my expertise as a clinical education specialist in one of the World’s leading Functional Medicine testing laboratories, Genova Diagnostics.
In my time at Genova Diagnostics I provided education consultations for medical professionals as well as fellow nutritionists, on a broad variety of functional testing, including several digestive stool analysis, endocrine, genetic and nutritional evaluation profiles.
The basis of nutritional therapy
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows nutrition practitioners to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It is relevant both for individuals looking to enhance their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions wishing to work with or 'consult' a nutritional therapist in collaboration with other suitably qualified healthcare professionals.
Each person is an individual and unique, therefore we recommend personalized nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutritional therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and clients should first seek the help of their medical professional.
What a nutritional therapy session typically involves?
Nutritional therapy consultations are available for those who want to explore the impact of nutrition on their health in more depth. The foundation of a consultation is diet advice that is both achievable and sustainable. This advice will include foods to include in the diet, as well recommendations on foods to eliminate, which may be exacerbating a health condition. All suggestions are given in a step-by-step approach so that they can be easily implemented at home, regardless of your lifestyle and commitments.
It may be that changes to your diet are enough to change your health. However, sometimes other therapeutic interventions are needed, including supplements, cleansing techniques and lifestyle changes. Likewise, if a health condition has progressed over several years more detailed information about physiological imbalances may be needed to make your protocol more specific. If this is the case then functional testing will be suggested. These may include, for example, looking at food intolerances, digestive or adrenal function, thyroid health or vitamin and mineral status. These will be discussed, and recommendations will consider your capacity for these options.
Before your first session you will be asked to complete a diet and lifestyle questionnaire which you will need to return to me before your first appointment. This will ensure the session fully meets your health needs. All consultations are held via zoom and several sessions are recommended so that your progress, supplement protocols and test results can be reviewed. For best results it is recommended that these are every 4-6 weeks.
Initial consultation 60 mins £120
Follow-up consultations 45 mins £90
“You were truly outstanding and my friend Angela felt the same about your help.”
- Gloria April 2019