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07732 876 746

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Wilmslow, Cheshire & Central Manchester

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What Is Nutritional Therapy?

Symptoms and the Healing Process

When we talk about disease we spend a lot of the time talking about symptoms. Headaches, tiredness, aches and pains, they all tell us how we’re feeling but don’t offer many clues about why we might be feeling that way. While medication can do a lot to make us feel more comfortable it may not always be appropriate in each and every case and as you may even be experiencing yourself the medication you have been prescribed may not be giving the results you hoped for and could even be resulting in some undesired side effects.

Our bodies have a natural ability to heal. However with long standing health conditions the natural healing processes are hindered, potentially by nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, environmental toxins, poor sleep or immune imbalances. By bringing these areas back into balance we can support our own healing processes.

Nutritional Therapy focuses on you as an individual with a unique set of challenges and works to bring changes that last.

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A Different Approach

If you’re walking down the street and you notice a small stone in your shoe digging into your foot what would you be inclined to do?  Would you take a pain killer to numb the pain or stop, slip off your shoes and remove the stone? It’s a simple analogy but these aches and pains are signs that something isn’t quite right and it’s important that these signals are listened to.  It’s my job to figure out why these signals are being sent, connect the dots between seemingly unconnected symptoms and get you back to feeling great.  With complex gut conditions they may have developed over years if not decades. This means I rarely see clients for “one off” consultations as I don’t feel this approach offers a realistic or meaningful approach to allow you to regain your health.

If we want to chop down a tree, trimming the branches isn’t going to get us very far.  Short term it might work but give it a few weeks and the branches will be back stronger than ever.  To remove the tree for good we need to dig up the roots and address the underlying issue. Health is no different.  It’s about digging, understanding what mechanisms are at play and making the most appropriate interventions to address any foundational and fundamental imbalances in your gut.  I call this root cause resolution and this means you’ll see lasting change.

 

Where We Focus

There are a number of areas of your health and broader wellbeing that we’ll examine to understand the root cause of your symptoms:

  • Gut health
  • Environmental toxins
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Genetics
  • Nutrient status
  • Immune function

The Process

Before we meet for the first consultation I will ask you to complete an in-depth health questionnaire to give me a clearer understanding of the current state of your health.  This will also allow us to make the best use of our time together during the first consultation to dive deeper and set out and the best way to move forward.

Consultations Include

  • A full in-depth health assessment to get to the root of your symptoms; this includes dietary assessment, medical and family history, sleep, stress and much more.
  • Knowledge of which foods to eat and, if indicated, which to avoid – and why!
  • Personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme based on your goals.
  • Practical, adaptable recipes and resources.
  • Support in person, via email, text or messenger according to your needs.
  • Health coaching to help you fully understand your health needs, navigate the program, identify and overcome potential challenges.
  • I may also recommend some additional supplements and/or functional diagnostic testing to investigate potential imbalances.

*A wide selection of further testing options are available which can give useful insight into what’s going on ‘under the hood.’
These are recommended on a case by case basis and are carried out through blood, urine, stool or saliva.