Natural Health Specialist dipCNM mBANT mCNHC
As a certified Nutritional Therapist, I am fully insured and registered member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I regularly attend seminars, courses and workshops to keep up to date with latest scientific research in health and nutrition.
I see clients of all ages, both male and female with diverse health issues, working with them closely on an individual basis. Using the principles of functional medicine my main aim is to explore upstream root causes of illness, rather than merely suppressing downstream symptoms of ill-health, and therefore I work with my clients to alleviate and prevent illness and disease, as well as to promote good health, by making dietary and lifestyle recommendations. My approach is to work with whole foods, giving you the tools, tips and confidence to easily incorporate healthy eating into your daily life, ensuring that you have all the nutrients needed to support your natural healing mechanisms.
My passion about healthy diet and lifestyle started years ago while travelling overseas. Even though, I had have always been interested in science and tried to keep myself healthy, even though throughout my life I have struggled with many health-related issues starting from weight issues, digestive issues, ongoing chest and ear infections to low energy, exhaustion, depression and suicidal thoughts, travelling overseas changed my life. To be able to stop and reflect on my life gave me a chance to see what I needed to change in order to become healthier and happier. Since then I have been on a journey of continuous personal and professional development, and learnt about different techniques, such as meditation, breathing exercise, yoga, as well as attended many courses, seminars and webinars, with one of them being 3 years course at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, to develop my knowledge of healthy, natural way of healing our body and mind.
What is Naturopathy Nutrition?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Wide range of tools is used to asses and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual's symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows the therapists to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining 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.
Nutritional Therapy treats the body as a whole while seeking the root cause of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms. It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods, supplements and changes to lifestyle to promote optimum health. This therapy works in synergy with your body, ensuring that you have all the nutrients needed to support your natural healing mechanisms.
Why Nutritional Therapy?
Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve
optimum energy levels
healthy blood sugar balance
emotional and psychological wellbeing
optimum gastrointestinal health
identify and address food intolerances
hormonal balance, optimal thyroid function
How it can help?
Nutritional Therapy can help you understand how your existing diet may be impacting your well-being.
It will teach you how to nourish your mind and body by understanding the nutrients you need – specific to your lifestyle or health conditions.
Recommendations may typically look to optimise digestive function, energy levels, hormonal balance or include guidance on supporting the liver’s detoxification pathways and its health
Recommendations also may include natural foods that support the immune system or that simply help an individual to achieve vitality and a sense of wellness.
There are a wide range of laboratory functional tests that can be used to identify nutrient deficiencies or biochemical imbalance and where possible, NHS tests will be recommended.
It can help with
Digestive health is at the root of all good health and digestive distress is at the root of all disease.
Nutritional Therapy can help with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, digestive symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, intestinal cramping, IBS, reflux, food allergies & intolerances, diverticulitis, etc.
Obesity & Weight Management
Nutrition is probably the single most important factor in weight loss management and health maintenance, as well as it is one of the key strategies in the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome.
Good nutrition is essential for energy production. Without optimum daily intake of vitamins, minerals and amino acids from your food, optimum energy, vitality and physical performance will be poor. More energy is often needed in the presence of life’s emotional, social or physical strains. This leads to a greater need for adequate and proper nutrition.
Hormonal Health and fertility
Nutritional therapy is often used to restore hormonal balance.Dietary and lifestyle changes can have a profound impact on hormones and the right diet can correct nutritional deficiences and regulate levels of testosterone, insulin, blood sugar and estrogen.
Nutritional therapy, along with more exercise and reducing stress, may help reduce a number of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high BP, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and diabetes, oxidative stress.
Vitality and Energy
Liver Health & Detoxification
Eating a good, balanced diet to maintain strength and a healthy weight is essential for people with liver problems. Good nutrition can help to support your liver to function and plays a crucial role in its health.
Nutrition levels, gut bacteria and food intolerances can strongly affect our emotional and psychological wellbeing. Nutritional therapy helps to improve the part digestion plays in mental health, as well as help to improve hormonal balance.
Nutrition plays a primary role in the management and treatment of skin disorders. The use of dietary fatty acids, antioxidants, and novel and hydrolyzed proteins can be beneficial in managing inflammatory skin problems.
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