Nutritional Therapy

More than two thousand years ago, Hippocrates proclaimed:

Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.

Still eminently sound advice today – literally, you are what you eat!

Nutritional therapy uses foods and dietary mangagement as powerful therapeutic tools, based on scientific research and evidence. This discipline is grounded in naturopathic principles, preventing disease, healing, and enhancing health through the belief that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself when given appropriate nutrition.

Unsuitable dietary choices, excessive stress, lack of exercise, and overindulgence in stimulants (such as alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine), all contribute to low energy, compromised immunity, and impaired mental functioning. Nutritional therapy offers a balanced, holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis and management of disease, seeking and addressing the root cause of the problem rather than treating symptoms.

Above all, you are seen as a unique individual, with requirements particular to your own biochemistry, and a nutritional programme will be custom-tailored to meet your specific needs… Let’s not forget that fresh, wholesome food, lovingly prepared, is one of life’s greatest pleasures!

  1. Conditions
    Conditions which can respond well to Nutritional Therapy

     

    • Allergies
    • asthma and hayfever
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Arthritis and joint pains
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME)
    • Digestive disorders
    • Eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
    • Frequent colds and infections
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Hypertension and high cholesterol
    • Infertility
    • Insomnia
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Menstrual and menopausal symptoms
    • Parasitic and fungal infections
    • Stress related disorders
    • Weight management


    You don’t have to suffer from any particular condition to benefit from nutritional therapy – it can enhance your overall health, lift your mood, and boost your vitality!

    We acknowledge that we may not be able to treat every patient and every condition. You will be referred promptly to another practitioner, or your own GP, if your case is beyond the scope of nutritional therapy. 

  2. What to expect at your appointment
    You will be asked to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire and three-day food diary before your first visit. The consultation lasts between 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours, reviewing your medical and family history, your lifestyle, and your present diet and eating patterns.

    Your nutrition consultant assesses your current health status, correlates this with a dietary analysis, then develops a specific treatment plan for you to follow. It will probably mean a few changes to your diet – either adding or eliminating certain foods, or both – and, if appropriate, nutritional supplements may be recommended. In some cases laboratory (diagnostic) tests may also be advised.

    We suggest follow-up consultations, at two to four week intervals, and lasting 30-40 minutes; this enables us to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment.

To make an appointment for a nutrition consultation, or to discuss your situation to determine whether this is suitable for you, please call the clinic or contact Maureen directly on 01869 320 527.

Our Nutritional Therapist: