Does the food you eat really make that much difference?
In a word, Yes. The number of people who now have illnesses that are connected to the food they eat, is growing year by year. Being overweight is the obvious one, but diabetes, heart disease and cancer are other conditions that are often brought on by what we choose to put on our forks, along with the amount of exercise we take and the amount of stress we are under.
75% of NHS spending goes on chronic, non-communicable illnesses that are due to diet and lifestyle rather than infection, accidents or genetics.
By taking more control of your health, you are also supporting the NHS.
What about my current medication?
It is always your responsibility to discuss your medication with your doctor or consultant and I will encourage you to do so. There are some medications that are essential to keeping you functioning; others that you and your doctor may be able to reduce as you change your eating habits and lifestyle. There may be others that you might be able to discontinue altogether, working with your doctor.
I always ask what medication you are taking, because that can make a difference to what I suggest for you.
Some medications have side effects that may be part of the issue – we check that and work together with your doctor to improve your wellbeing and recovery.
What is involved?
I offer a range of levels of support to suit your needs. We can discuss which timescale might be right for you when we have our initial consultation, from once per week for extensive support to start with, or once per month/six weeks for less serious and/or longer term conditions. Our work together includes the following:
- Initial personal consultation
- In-depth health and lifestyle review
- Tailored nutrition and lifestyle plan
- Evaluation of your current medication and its impact on your nutrient needs
- Supplement recommendations, where appropriate
- Detailed interpretation of clinical tests, with recommendations
- Functional testing for allergies and intolerances, gut health, hormone imbalances and more
- Strategies to help you handle your life-load
- Progress review calls
- Follow up consultations – either face to face or via phone, Zoom, WhatsApp or Skype
- Personal coaching to support your new food choices, habits and lifestyle
- Collaboration with medical professionals involved in your care (if needed)
- Clinical research that backs up your plan
- Practical and straightforward handouts and recipes
(The cost of clinical tests, detailed blood test analysis from NHS tests and / or supplements is handled separately.)
First consultations are 90 minutes for £125 and follow up sessions are 45-60 minutes for £95. This includes the hours of homework I do, going through your comprehensive questionniare, putting together a plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Infant feeding consultations are £95 for about an hour and a half. This includes all follow up support via phone calls, texts and email.
What is Naturopathy and Naturopathic Nutrition?
Naturopathy is a system of health care which promotes the body’s own self-healing mechanism.
What does Naturopathic Nutritionist do?
A Naturopathic Nutritionist focuses on the use of whole and organic food as medicine, along with a wholistic lifestyle approach.