Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine

Registered Nutritional Therapists provide private one-to-one consultations for people looking for support as they manage their health concerns. We use the holistic functional medicine approach to take an in-depth look at the nutritional and lifestyle factors that might be underlying the individual’s health challenges.

I visualise the functional medicine model as a large, intricate tree — if the leaves are not looking healthy, it might be worth taking a look at the roots and the quality of the surrounding environment, the soil and its nutrients, the air, the wind, the sunshine, etc. We know that taking care of the roots and paying attention to the tree’s environment is a good way to nurture the whole plant!

For us as humans, if we take the functional medicine view, there might be things going on beneath the surface that we can’t see but which are affecting us in some part of our body, or even in various, seemingly unconnected, parts of our body. Our doctors are very good at taking care of our disparate parts and a nutritional therapist will never try to do your doctor’s job, but taking a functional medicine view of the body brings the holistic dimension that allows  us to recommend dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might best complement your doctor’s care.

Nutritional therapy consultations

The process starts with a free 20-minute chat by telephone. This is to help us both to establish whether nutritional therapy  is the right fit for your current situation.

If you decide to go ahead, I will ask you to complete and return to me a health questionnaire prior to your initial appointment. I will discuss this with you in the consultation so that I can build a picture of your health so far and begin to identify any underlying biochemical imbalances. I can then suggest some initial nutritional and lifestyle recommendations that we discuss and write down for you to take away.  (Or if the consultation is by telephone/Skype, I will type them up and send you them.)

You will not be on your own, however, with these recommendations — I am there to coach you through the changes if and when issues come up for you along the way.

After the first consultation I will further analyse and research your case. Everyone is unique so it is important that I take into account your particular health history, any medications and supplements, family history, your dietary preferences, your lifestyle, etc.

In our next appointment we can assess how you got on with my initial recommendations and discuss our further course of action. This might include specific foods and, if appropriate, supplements, as well as helpful lifestyle options. It might also include discussion of any  functional tests or GP-ordered tests that could be useful for your case.

I specialise in metabolic health, working with people with blood glucose issues as well as those concerned about brain health. My clients tend to be people looking for support as they manage:

      • Weight
      • Pre-diabetes
      • Mood/energy swings
      • Cognitive decline/memory problems
      • Fatigue
      • PCOS 

Baby/toddler health: My experience running parenting and breastfeeding groups, as well as my journey with my own three children, has also brought me to specialise in the intricacies of baby and toddler diets, including weaning and reflux.

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Clients usually book a course of three or four sessions so that they can get the most out of the process and benefit from text and online messaging support between sessions.

After this period, there is a membership option for ongoing support.

Call 07516029898 or message me here to chat about how nutritional therapy might help you.