What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutritional science to the unique individuality of each person and their lifestyle in order to promote optimal health, prevent disease and alleviate a range of health concerns. Recommendations may include identification of potential environmental toxins and allergens, guidance on natural removal of toxins, improve macro/micro nutrients through recommended foods and procedures to support digestion and absorption.
How does a nutritional therapist differ from a dietician?
A nutritional therapist works mainly in private practice, giving personal advice and support on health and diet on an individual basis. The professional bodies of which reputable nutritional therapists are members are the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC).
A dietician works principally within the NHS and their professional body is the British Dietetic Association.
Dietician’s work with the governments ‘Recommended Daily Allowance’ of macro and micro nutrients, although a Nutritional Therapist would look at what the INDIVIDUAL needs for optimum health – which can be very different to government recommendations.
What should I look for in a nutritional therapist/practitioner?
It is important to confirm that they are a member of BANT and CNHC which ensures that they have trained to National Occupation Standards, continue to train through monitored professional development programmes, and carry professional insurance.
What particular Female conditions do you support?
Support with Fertility
Thyroid dysregulation (hypo/hyper)
Pre-pregnancy, Pregnancy and Post-pregnancy
Do you see any Male clients?
Yes, if you would like support with optimising your sperm (quantity, morphology, motility) to improve you chances of conception.
Are there any diseases/individuals you would not see in clinic?
I do not see patients to support them with cancer - anybody that has cancer I would recommend they go and see Xandria Williams. As discussed above, I do not see Men in clinic (unless it is with the focus of pre-natal support) and I would not see anyone under the age of 16 either. These are not areas I specialise in and therefore think as a client, you could find someone with more expertise in these areas. I am more than happy to recommend another practitioner.
How many consultations will be necessary?
This will vary according to your particular health concerns. Some people can make rapid progress in achieving their goals and others require more support. Some progress will be seen with a taster session. However, if depends of the severity and complexity of your health. See my 'Consultation, Programme and Prices Page' for more information
Is nutritional therapy compatible with treatment I’m receiving from my GP/Specialist?
Nutritional therapy can work very effectively to complement conventional medical treatment. There is a lot of scientific evidence to show that a wide range of health issues can be improved by nutritional and lifestyle changes. In liaison with your GP/Specialist, (with your permission), the most effective nutritional programme will be formulated to ensure your best possible outcome.
Will I need supplements?
Your programme will focus primarily on dietary enhancement. However, unfortunately due to the deficiencies in soil and food quality, supplements will usually be recommended too, even if only for the first couple of months to enhance your nutritional status or to support the removal of toxins/ pathogens. Supplements are available in a variety of forms such as pills, capsules, liquids and food based powders, and your programme will be designed with you and your budget in mind.
Is it safe to take supplements while I’m on medication?
There may be an interaction between some supplements and specific medications which may vary in degree according to the individual. Details of your medication will be thoroughly researched to ensure your nutrition programme is safe and successful.
What time are you available for consultations?
My work week is variable - I suggest you give me a call or an e-mail and we can find a time that suits us both. That said, evenings and weekend are usually easier for me.
I’m not sure if a Nutritional Therapist would be able to help my condition?
Give me a call (07879635333) and we can discuss whether this is something you may benefit from and whether I would be the best person to support you through your own health journey. Everyone is welcome to a complimentary 20-minute call, to discuss whether Nutritional Therapy is something you may want to pursue.
If you have any further questions, would like to book in a complementary 20-minute call or purchase a nutritional taster session/programme, please contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (07879635333) or the form below.