What can you expect in your Naturopathic NutritionalTherapy Consultation?
The body never works against us, we just mis-interpret the signaos. 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 just suppressing the symptoms. 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 1.5 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 Stage 1 and Stage 2 E-books with information on first steps, health and nutrition and a little E-book of simple and useful recipes. It can take time to unravel health conditions, a bit like peeling away the layers of an onion and therefore a second consultation is generally required 4-6 weeks later, and subsequent consultations as and when required, possibly with some laboratory testing if necessary to look further into root causes - some symptoms can take longer to unravel than others.
Laboratory testing may be suggested to help uncover the reason for ill health. These may include Hair Mineral Testing, Hormonal Saliva Testing, Stool Tests, Organic Urine Tests.
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy may support those experiencing: -
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
Allergies - hay fever, asthma, sensitivities to chemicals
Parasitic infections, fungal overgrowth (e.g. Candida, mould)
Cystitis, urinary tract infections
Diabetes / insulin resistance
Hypoglycaemia / blood sugar imbalance
Hypertension / high blood pressure
Female reproductive disorders - PMT/PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids