Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. In clinic I will use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows me to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards optimal health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
I consider each and every individual to be unique and so I recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I would never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. I will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in your care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
I follow the Functional Medicine model, which approach is to consider the whole and its environment. It draws up on the latest nutrition research to focus on the underlying imbalances at the root of chronic conditions rather than suppressing their symptoms.