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Elaine Stavert

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Associate Naturopath

NT.Dip, Cert.BBM, AMNNA, RAAHT, MFNTPT, Fdn.KA, AMSoN

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Kinesiology TFH - Reiki Master - Cordon Bleu Cook - Author - Buteyko Breathing Instructor

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Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy Consultations

What can you expect in your Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy Consultation?

 

The body never works against us, we just mis-interpret the signals.  Nutritional Therapy seeks to restore the body's vital energy through changes in diet, correcting nutritional deficiencies, and naturopathic cleansing techniques.  I seek to identify and address the root cause of symptoms, not suppressing symptoms (signs).  A full history is taken of past medical history, family health, current health issues, diet and lifestyle.  Detailed analysis of symptoms, lifestyle and diet is carried out during the consultation, looking back at family members' health going back two generations to consider likely predispositions, together your own detailed health history going back to birth. Explanations will be offered as to likely root causes of nutritional imbalances that may the underlying causes of presenting symptoms.

 

Before your consultation I will send you a health and lifestyle questionnaire to complete and a 7-day food diary.  The first consultation is 2 hours.  A full history is taken of past medical history, family health, current health issues, diet and lifestyle.   A Personalised Nutritional Programme will be prepared for you after the consultation which includes supplements, if necessary, together with dietary and lifestyle changes.  You will also receive a link with appropriate fact sheets with information on first steps, and a little E-book of simple and useful recipes.  It is important to remember that there are no quick fixes to health, it takes time, patience and dedication to change your health and lifestyle around to unravel health conditions and balance the body's cellular minerals, a bit like peeling away the layers of an onion, and therefore several or many consultations are needed over months or even a year or two.  The longer you have had a health issue the longer it usually takes to resolve, although most find a relief of symtpoms in the first few months.   Please bear this in mind if you are hoping that one consultation will fix all of your issues.

 

I work very naturopathically as the old naturopaths used to do and therefore do not to a lot of expensive laboratory testing.  However, I will often recomend a Hair Mineral Test for us to gain insight into mineral balances, and re-testing to monitor progress.

 

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy may support those experiencing: -

 

 

 

All consultations are face to face live online by Zoom Practice Better Nutritional Portal

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FREE Discovery Video Chat Call - 15 mins 

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See my Services page for prices and for booking an online Nutritional Therapy Consultation after your Discovery Call.

 

 

My Nutritional Therapy Journey

 

We read in the news that we should eat this, we shouldn't eat that, the information can be very confusing. There is actually no "one diet" that suits everyone.  What may be right for one person, may be inappropriate for the next.  New research is coming out all of the time to give us more insight into our health, particularly on the gut microbiome, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest information, although this is just proving that the ancient Eastern Medicine which is thousands of years old already knew.  This is why a lot of my work with clients has its base in Eastern Medicine traditions such as Ayurveda, Chinese, Tibetan and Unani Medicine.  

 

As we age, it can be harder for the body to balance itself, our hormones change, our nutritional requirements change, our lifestyle changes, and our requirements change with the seasons. I help you to understand the life changes that may be happening in your body and how the seasons also affect our health, and how nutrition and naturopathic therapies may support these changes.  Understanding this can give you more of a feeling of control over your life.   Science is now showing that genetics play only a very small part in our health - it is our lifestyle and environment that switches our genes on or off (epigenetics).  

 

After a stressful job, poor nutrition, and a few other factors, resulted in a stroke for me, I had to learn to walk, read, and talk properly again.  I did this through diet, lifestyle, and changing my career and training in Nutritional Therapy, Reiki, Kinesiology, Buteyko Breathing Instructor.  I now feel more alive and happy in my 50s than at any other time in my life.  I know how hard it can be when you are struggling with life, but I know how wonderful life can be when we just start to make some changes.  Change nothing and nothing will change.

 

Sometimes, just making some simple and gradual changes can have a big impact.  The gut and the brain are intrinsically connected, and by changing the balance of nutrients in your diet, together with lifestyle choices, you may achieve more energy and vitality.

 

In a non-judgmental consultation, I help you to understand where imbalances may be occurring, the latest research on health, the pathway of imbalances, and help you introduce simple and easy changes that fit in with your own unique lifestyle, likes and dislikes, to feel the best you that you can be.  

  • Digestive disturbances - IBS, acid reflux

  • Low mood, anxiety, phobias, fears

  • General apathy with life and lack of direction

  • Lack of energy, ME, CFS

  • Chronic stress, adrenal fatigue

  • Inflammation in the joints, aches and pains - arthritis

  • Skin health - eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hives, dermatitis

  • Headaches / migraines

  • Controlling cravings

  • Allergies - hay fever, asthma, sensitivities to chemicals

  • Parasitic infections, fungal overgrowth (e.g. Candida, mould)

  • Cystitis, urinary tract infections

  • Sleep problems

  • Diabetes / insulin resistance

  • Hypoglycaemia / blood sugar imbalance

  • Hypertension / high blood pressure 

  • Menopause

  • Weight management

  • Female reproductive disorders - PMT/PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids

  • Breathing and respiratory problems - snoring, sleep apnoea, sinus issues, hyperventilation, allergies

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