What is Nutritional Therapy
Conventional medicine applies the evidence base of pharmaceutical drugs and their actions on our symptoms, it often doesn’t have the answers for complex chronic illnesses and co-morbidities (multiple ailments).
Nutritional therapy, takes a systems biology approach, viewing the whole body and considers the complex interactions that occur between multiple organ systems. It applies the evidence base of nutrition science and the interactions between food and the body at a molecular level.
I am trained in biochemistry and pharmacology identifying any possible interactions with food and prescribed drugs to ensure my recommendations are safe. I can work alongside other medical professionals involved in your care and with your permission, share with them your nutritional therapy healthcare plan.
I regularly use diagnostic functional tests, that can test for nutrient deficiencies, digestive and detoxification health to support my recommendations.
Every client has their own individual story and unique health journey and my recommendations reflect this. I take the time to build a supportive relationship with my client’s, to hear their story and identify the root cause behind their health imbalances which are contributing to their symptoms.
Food is only one contributing factor to ill health, lifestyle choices, stress (both emotional and physical) and our environment all impact on our health.
The term nutritionist is not currently a protected title or regulated by law. Therefore, the government recommends that the public only consult with a health practitioner on an accredited register.
I am a fully insured and registered nutritionist and a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
My qualification is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social care.
Doctors can refer patients to practitioners on an accredited register.
I currently hold a postgraduate diploma in Nutrition Science and Practice and am working towards Master’s (MSc) level with the University of Middlesex.
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