ABOUT NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Update: Our Nutritional Therapist is on Maternity Leave until March 2021
About Nutritional Therapy:
Our nutritional therapist practices an evidence-based, functional medicine practice that supports an improvement in and/or maintenance of good health. Looking at the body as one interconnected network of systems, our nutritional therapist searches for the root cause of health concerns rather than treating the concerns topically or acutely. Ultimately, Nutritional Therapy aims to drive the improvement of wellbeing through specific dietary changes in terms of food, menus and programs, as well as movement and lifestyle guidance.
Connecting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing with Nutrition:
The nutritional therapist looks at the dietary connections between the body’s systemic balance and mental health. Well-researched links between our nutrition and mental wellbeing include those linked to depression, anxiety, ADHD and Autism, BPD and schizophrenia. Nutritional imbalances and/or deficiencies associated with mental health concerns include essential fatty acids, Vitamin D, antioxidants, Vitamin C, as well as the over-consumption of processed and refined foods. All of these can have a knock-on inflammatory effect on all systems of the body, including the mind. In addition to clinical assessment, our nutritional therapist can refer for testing on:
- Nutrient status (including Vitamin D, essential fatty acids, mineral status)
- Gut and the microbiome
- Genetic testing on e.g. methylation
- Hormone testing – male and female hormone status
- Energy & immune function: Frequent colds or infections, fatigue, energy fluctuations
- Skin, Hair, Nail Health: Ageing, dry skin, acne, rashes, psoriasis, thinning hair
- Gut & digestion issues: Heartburn, indigestion, bloating, gas, IBS, constipation, diarrhoea
- Bodyfat & weight management: excess bodyfat, fluctuating bodyweight, obesity
- Systemic assessment of the liver, thyroid, adrenal health, environmental toxin and pollution exposure, stress and sleep for all age groups.
There are now well-researched links between our nutrition and mental wellbeing. From depression and anxiety, to ADHD and Autism, Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Nutritional associations with mental health concerns can include an imbalance in essential fatty acids, Vitamin D, antioxidants, Vitamin C, specific minerals as well as processed and refined foods.
HEALTH & WELLNESS QUESTIONNAIRE
(Only current clients have access to the questionnaire above)