What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of optimum 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 them to work with clients to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional.
They will often work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Nutritional therapy is much more than giving advice on ‘good diet’. We all have individual requirements for nutrients based on our genetic make up, our environment and our lifestyles. Equally important is how your body systems are functioning to enable you to get the best from your food.
I provide nutrition and wellbeing advice for clients interested in uncovering the root cause of their health concern and wishing to optimise their health naturally.
If you’d like to find out how Nutritional Therapy may help you …
I always suggest that you book a no obligation Free 25-minute Health and Energy Evaluation Call with me before booking a consultation package.
The call gives you the opportunity to briefly outline your health goals and why you’re seeking advice. Also you may ask any questions you have about how we may work together.
It’s good to be able to chat informally – I hope it helps you make an informed decision about how you may invest in nutritional therapy.
Following our introductory call you may wish to make a booking to consult with me. I’ll explain how you may make a booking for a consultation package during our introductory call.
Functional Laboratory Tests
Testing is entirely optional. In some circumstances testing may be recommended to gain more insight into your health status by evaluating how the physiology of your body is functioning, your nutritional status and to identify factors contributing to health issues.
This type of analysis may assist in developing a more targeted approach to supporting your health. A test may involve a blood, saliva, urine or stool sample. Dependant on the style of test you may be able to collect the sample at home or you may be asked to attend a health clinic to provide samples.
The Health Heroine Nutrition Clinic uses a range of internationally renowned testing companies, including Biolab, Genova Diagnostics, Regenerus Laboratories, Cyrex Labs. There are a wide variety of tests available to assess many biochemical and nutritional imbalances such as;
- Gastrointestinal Tests: digestion and gut function analysis
- Immunology Tests: allergy and antibody profiles
- Endocrine Tests: hormone profiles
- Nutritional and Toxin Status Assessment
- Metabolic Assessment
- Genomic Profiles
During our consultation, I’ll be able to give you guidance on test(s) I would recommend appropriate to your situation. The cost of the tests vary dependant on their complexity ranging from approximately £50 to £600. I will interpret your test results and provide clear, realistic nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.
Nutritional therapy can still be very effective without utilising testing, however in certain cases it may support a targeted approach and can also be an excellent way of monitoring progress.
Using nutritional supplements is entirely optional. Some clients prefer nutritional therapy to be centred wholly on food and lifestyle, however in some circumstances perhaps due to your nutritional status or biochemical or functional imbalance it can be supportive to utilise nutritional supplements whilst you improve your health situation.
I will never advise you to stop taking medication without consulting with your GP or consultant. If required, a check will be made for any potential drug-nutrient interactions.