“It’s apparent – in its rush to diagnose – conventional medicine is focused on the branches of the tree, and not the trunk and roots.” – IFM
- Are you enduring fatigue, depression, overeating, aches and pains?
- Are you tired of doctors rushing thru your visits?
- Only wanting to treat your symptoms without looking for underlying causes? Maybe you are feeling like you just can’t do this anymore?
PERSONALIZED HEALTH PLAN
A Personalized Wellness Plan that integrates the benefits of Health Coaching, Nutritional Therapy, and the Functional Medicine Model. What this means is we get to the root of what maybe going on, support your body to heal, and create a way of eating and thinking that helps you thrive.
I work with clients in the office, via Skype, FaceTime, or the phone internationally and in the comfort of your home.
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Nutritional Therapy is the fully evidence-based and scientific application of how food, nutrients and lifestyle can affect our well-being. Using an in-depth knowledge of biochemistry, Nutritional Therapists aim to recognize where certain external factors (lifestyle, food, environment) may be impacting detrimentally on our health and endeavor to correct these imbalances through healthy eating plans and, where necessary, supplementation. Nutritional therapists manage each client as an individual, recognizing that we are all biochemically unique and as such, must be approached with unique dietary and lifestyle recommendations. In this era of information overload it is easy to become confused about what we should, or should not, be eating. To add to the potential confusion, the “one-diet-fits-all” approach is misleading. What works for one person may well not work for the next and this individuality is the core philosophy of nutritional therapy.
*Nutritional therapy should never be used as a replacement for conventional medical advice and, where authorized, therapists will always maintain communication with their clients’ medical professional.
While it’s not always necessary, testing using either UK or US labs can often help to pinpoint imbalances and target an individualized health plan. Re-testing is also of great importance during therapy to monitor the clients progress and if necessary, re-address the plan.
I USE THE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MODEL
The functional model is a systems-oriented approach to healthcare, addressing the underlying causes of disease rather than concentrating on a set of isolated symptoms. Whereas conventional modern medicine sees the patient in terms of their presenting symptoms, the functional model aims to look at the client as a whole, taking into account their entire health history, from pre-conception to the current day.
In this way a meaningful relationship is built up between therapist and client and any mediators, antecedents and triggers are taken into consideration in assessing the underlying imbalances which may be occurring. In this way, the client can be supported in achieving optimal health.
These interventions can be helpful in the following conditions and more:
- Stress and anxiety
- Cardiovascular health
- Blood sugar balance
- Thyroid Health – Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
- Digestive health
- Fatigue and low energy
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Health ageing
- Immune support
- Pregnancy and Postnatal Support
- Skin Health
- Back Health
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Weight Loss and Weight Management
- Women’s Health
- Mental Health/Addictions
- Phobias and trauma
- Children and Teenage Health
Recent research supports the mind body connection. Michael Gershon MD a neurobiologist describes our gut as “the second brain”. Our heart has been found to have its own nervous system. Every thought we have reaches to the farthest miniscule cell in the body. We understand that your emotional health affects your body and mental wellbeing as well as nutrients in supporting the body. We cannot separate the health of our bodies from our emotions and thoughts.