How do I work as a Nutritional Therapist?
I will firstly assess nutritional status and functional capacity. I recognise that each person’s needs are unique, depending on a number of factors, from inherited strengths and weaknesses to the influence of diet, lifestyle and environment. I work with clients with chronic health problems as well as individuals who are reasonably healthy but wish to optimise their health I also provide advice on disease prevention and control. I will take a comprehensive client history and may use biochemical and other types of clinical assessment, usually Kinesiology, to formulate a treatment plan. I use food as medicine, in addition to dietary and nutritional advice, recommendations may include guidance on natural detoxification, methods to support digestion and absorption, procedures to promote colon health, and also the avoidance of ingestion or inhalation of allergens or toxins. The programme will also include a prescription of natural remedies which may include essential nutrients, herbs, homeopathic remedies and flower essences. By taking a holistic approach, these protocols can impact on hormonal, neurological and immune function. Many parents now seek the help of nutritional therapists for their children with weight and behavioral problems.
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is a means of assessing imbalances in the body and of finding the best therapy to resolve that problem. Muscle response is tested in order to obtain this information from the body itself - much the same as accessing information from computer memory banks. Kinesiology, used as an assessment tool, takes out the guesswork that can be involved in choosing remedies or employing other healing methods.
Can I take supplements if I am on medication?
Yes you can. As part of my training as a nutritionist I will evaluate how your medication works and prescribe supplements which compliment your medication.
Can you help me if I am seeing a doctor with the same problem?
Yes. Every cell in the body is made of nutrients, therefore everything you eat impacts on your health. By embarking on a healthy eating programme you can optimise your health and compliment and enhance the work of traditional medicine, providing the potential to speed your recovery and sustain your renewed health and well being.
What if I have a question?
Contact me by e mail, letter or telephone and I will answer any questions you may have.