Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science and evidence based research to promote optimal health and well-being. It looks at how certain properties of food interact with our bodies on a cellular level. For example, there are specific nutrients that support the nervous system, immune system, aid in liver detoxification and protect our bodies from disease. Applying these principles to your diet can be a powerful tool in both the prevention of illness as well as recovery from disease.
Our bodies work hard to keep us healthy however over time factors such as poor nutrition, stress, and toxins can begin to overwhelm the body and create imbalances. Sadly, the western diet is not only lacking in vital nutrients, it also contains harmful substances such as pesticides, genetically modified ingredients, hormones and antibiotics that further contribute to poor health. When these obstacles to health are removed and the right raw materials are provided, the good news is that the body has the inherent ability to rebalance and heal.
I work alongside other healthcare providers and may occasionally need to refer you to such medical professionals, with your consent.
"Health is complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely just the absence of disease."
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH
I use the Functional Medicine Model to assess health. Functional Medicine is a patient-centred approach to healthcare which looks at the whole person rather than just an isolated set of symptoms. A key component of Functional Medicine is nutrition, with an emphasis on high quality foods and nutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and to move individuals toward the highest expression of health.
Utilising a 'Functional Medicine' approach and evidence-based scientific research, I will seek to identify the underlying cause of imbalances in the body by taking a full case history. Then you will receive a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan aligned with your health goals that will set you on the path towards feeling your best, so that you can fully experience the joy and abundance that life has to offer.
There are times when delving a bit deeper may be necessary with the use of Functional Testing to further pinpoint underlying imbalances that may be contributing to health concerns.
HEALTH RESET PROGRAMME
The best programme for you should be determined by the amount of support that you feel you need in making long-term, sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle. I offer programmes with varying levels of contact and support to best suit your needs and goals.
FREE 20 MINUTE HEALTH REVIEW
Take the first step towards improving your health and well-being by taking advantage of a FREE 20 minute consultation to see if Nutritional Therapy is right for you!