30 /45 Mins £30:00
A health assessment is a set of checks that give you an overview of your current health. You might choose to have a health assessment because of a specific health concern, or you’d like support to improve your health. The great thing about health assessments is that it gives you a valuable insight to where any improvements could be made to prevent health problems and to promote health longevity. There is also the opportunity to discuss any health concerns you may have to see how Nutritional Therapy could help you.
As a Registered Nutritionist I am able to guide you and work with you as part of a health and wellbeing plan, and support you along the way.
The health assessment includes:
Insulin test for diabetes
INITIAL APPOINTMENT 60 / 90 MINUTES - £60.00
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT - £40.00
***SPECIAL TRAINING RATE PRICE*** £36.00 UNTIL END OF NOVEMBER
I believe nutrition is the foundation for health longevity. In 2013 I was diagnosed with a condition called Candida, through being over-prescribed antibiotics. Candida is a condition which causes a huge range of symptoms each one is problematic and this had a negative effect on my life. After countless appointments with my GP and no answers, or support, I turned to nutrition to heal myself from the inside. We have a delicate ecosystem within our body, this intricate system is inhabited by micro-organisms that play an important role in keeping us fit, healthy and strong. These friendly creatures are known as lactic bacteria and live in the digestive tract, they strengthen our immune system and help our body fight off 'unfriendly' bacteria and pathogens which cause disease and inflammation.
When we are healthy the friendly bacteria outnumber the unfriendly, keeping our inner eco-system in harmony, however many factors weaken our immunity and upset this delicate balance such as fast food, yoyo diets, stress, the use of medicines, hormones, trauma and anti-bio-tics, heavy metals and dental work. Unfortunately, when the body is in this weakened state the unfriendly bacteria can multiply potentially causing problems such as headaches, nausea, skin disorders, acid reflux, IBS, anti-inflammatory responses and potentially more serious conditions.
It took me 9 months to heal my body, this life changing experience led me to change my career path and retrain as a complementary health therapist opening The Natural Therapy Centre in May 2004.
My approach to nutritional therapy and wellness encompasses the whole you, by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach. I spend time listening to my client's health history and looking at the interactions amongst genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors which can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. We try to get the 'root cause' of what has led to, or triggered, the symptoms which you are experiencing, and work to reduce body toxicity, re-establish a healthy internal ecosystem, calm down inflammation (which is an autoimmune response) and support you on your journey to health longevity.
Tonic herbs, natural health supplements and food sensitivity testing may also be recommended.
ACID REFLUX, IBS AND FOOD INTOLERANCES
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is often a label assigned by the medical profession when they are presented with digestive symptoms with no known cause. Patients are understandably frustrated when they seek medical help and don't feel listened to or receive no guidance on how to address this painful condition. IBS is a blanket term for a wide range of symptoms that affect the entire digestive system.
Sufferers routinely have present with chronic, relapsing gastrointestinal problems characterised by abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habit, alternating from constipation to diarrhea, nausea, acid reflux, heartburn or a sensation of fullness soon after eating. An accumulation of food in the gastrointestinal tract may explain these symptoms.
Acid Reflux is when the acid travels from the gut back up into the throat causing pain and a burning sensation. These symptoms are usually treated with long term acid suppressors, working with a nutritionist we look at calming down the gut by reducing toxic load, when the gut is acidic the gasses cause the upper oesophagus sphincter to open allowing the acid to come back up, this can often be worse at night. IBS and Acid Reflux are one of the most common digestive complaints and this continues to grow.
Many people today struggle with a range of intolerance from lactose, diary, wheat, yeast and gluten to name a few. When the body is unable to break down these foods people often suffer with many unpleasant symptoms as the body reacts to the offending foods believing they are pathogens. As the immune system reacts to these foods inflammatory markers are released as a protection mechanism. To calm your gut and live a better life get in touch today.
WHAT CAN NUTRITION HELP WITH
Eating the right foods has a tremendous impact of how we live our lives. In order to enjoy health longevity for years to come how we eat, how we prepare foods and how we combine foods can go a long way to prevent and reduce conditions such as: gout, high cholesterol, gastric problems, IBS, acid Reflux, thyroid conditions, hormonal issues, celiac disease, detoxing, cardio vascular conditions, diabetes, cancers, ulcers, candida, skin conditions, inflammatory conditions, anxiety and depression. All treatment plans are specific for you and are easy to follow with support throughout your healing journey.
WHY IS NUTRITION SO IMPORTANT
The role of nutrition and how it affects our health and well-being is becoming more and more understood. However, as research develops in the area of nutrition it can also create a lot of confusion around the subject and we are often provided mixed messages through the media and even professional bodies.
Even though our knowledge has developed, the prevalence of chronic diseases and obesity is on the increase. Some medical journals now believe that we are on the tipping point of history whereby the next generation will live shorter lifespans than the present generation. It should be noted as well that it is not about creating a long life, but creating a vibrant and happy life, not just free from disease but free from the nagging daily chronic symptoms that so many people battle with these days.
THE 5 STEP PLAN
I developed the 5 STEP PLAN to give a clear and defined structure to help you achieve your health goals.
Step One is to eliminate troublesome food to allow your body to rest
Step Two is to re-populate any nutrients, vitamins, good gut flora which you are lacking
Step 3 is allowing your body to start to heal
Step 4 is where we look at re-introducing some foods in a controlled way
Step 5 is where we look at maintaining all the good work you have carried out for health longevity
Currently I am working with clients who are experiencing on going chronic health issues relating to:
Digestion and digestive health, particularly when diagnosed with IBS and Acid Reflux
Chronic pain such as ongoing joint pain, headaches etc
Poor sleep quality
Issues relating to mood
Diabetes Type 2
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN APPOINTMENT?
During the first nutritional consultation you can expect an analysis and further exploration of the previously completed health questionnaire, which includes diet, lifestyle and current and past health issues. A follow-up appointment is included in the initial price, after approximately 2 weeks, and is an opportunity for you to discuss your progress, achievements and any areas of concern, further recommendations can be made at this stage. Email support between these appointments is provided.
I’ll work with you and recommend achievable dietary and lifestyle changes which you can put into practice, helping to alleviate your symptoms and restore optimum health.
Everyone’s needs are different. It may not be necessary for a further appointment following the initial two consultations but most clients book a minimum of 6 as we may look at slowly re-introducing some foods back into your diet and some conditions can be a longer road to recover but this can be discussed at your first appointment.
WILL I BENEFIT?
Absolutely provided you are committed to improving your health, I have been there any know only too well how food can have an important part to play in our health and well-being! Whatever your current health issues, following the nutritional and lifestyle recommendations made will increase your sense of well-being. There’s no ‘nutrition pill for all’ to provide an immediate cure for your ills; you are unique and your journey to optimum health will take both time and effort. You will be supported for as long as you require.
Please allow up to 90 mins for the initial consultation then a shorter follow up appointment will be scheduled for around 2 weeks later.
Initial 60 / 90-minute consultation - £60.00
Follow up appointments - £40.00.
Occasionally specific nutritional tests may be recommended such as a mineral analysis, food intolerance, thyroid checker or adrenal stress testing. These are at an additional cost.
It is essential that you provide me with your completed Health Questionnaire at least 3 days prior to your appointment.