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What is nutritional therapy

Optimising your health potential

Nutritional therapy is a health science and a branch of complementary medicine and there is good evidence to support its use in the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

Good nutrition is central to good health and we can harness our body’s great ability to heal as long as we give it the right nutrients to do so. It is recognised that everybody is biochemically different and that the underlying cause is treated and not just the symptoms.

There are no fad diets or removing all the foods that you enjoy. You will gain confidence to make the right food choices and see the benefits of how a few simple changes could make a significant difference to how you feel.

Nutritional Therapy is about seeking to restore balance within the body systems by providing the correct nutrients with which to do so. A bespoke, health improvement plan will be provided for you to begin your journey to better health.

Food is used as the primary healer but sometimes supplements are suggested to assist the body’s natural recovery processes. Our bodies are amazing at what they do and so it no surprise that what we put into them can affect the way we feel. At Nutritional Needs we hope that your dietary changes will have a profound and lasting effect on your health.

 

The consultation

“Empowering you towards better health”


What to Expect

This is an opportunity to talk at length about your health concerns and to ask questions

Prior to your initial consultation you are asked to complete a 3 day food diary and a body systems questionnaire in order to assist in the identification of your individual health needs. Once this is completed you can send it back to me three days prior to the consultation, so that I can begin to assess your health and nutritional needs.

Initial Consultation
The initial consultation will last approximately one hour where a more in depth assessment of your past medical, dietary, lifestyle and family history will be discussed. During this time we will discuss what goals you wish to achieve with your health and how your dietary intake may be contributing to your problems. I will then write up a fully achievable Health Improvement Plan for you to work with at home. Supplements and testing will be advised where necessary and everybody’s individual financial budget will be respected. These are optional and are in addition to the price of the consultation.

Testing
I can offer a full range of tests that are individually priced. All laboratory results will be sent to me and I will discuss the results with you when they are received.

Follow Up Appointments
A follow up appointment will be offered 4-6 weeks later to discuss progress and to amend your Health Improvement Plan where necessary. This appointment will last between 30-45 minutes.

Interim phone and email support is available free of charge between consultations.

The goal is that you will eventually be following a plan for life long health; a plan that will empower you to take full control of your health and wellbeing.