What does the word ‘nutrition’ mean to you?
Diet? Self-deprivation? Calorie-counting? Yo-Yo weight
Maybe you’re thinking about dieting.
The word nutrition is about none of these things. Neither is it about chewing a chip butty, eating a pizza in front of the PC or a hamburger on the hoof.
The body functions best when provided with suitably nourishing foods, which are absorbed and used physiologically and biochemically by the body systems. If proper nutrition is absent, certain health problems may arise. For example:
Arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, candida, cystitis, depression, eczema, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, PMT, problems with weight, digestion, menopause, thyroid and other hormonal imbalances.
Sound nutritional advice may help all of these.
THE NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION
What does it involve?
The initial nutrition consultation takes one and a half hours. Before it, you will have completed a questionnaire about your medical history, current symptoms and dietary habits. This is assessed in advance and forms the basis for detailed discussion during the session.
In light of the dialogue, you gain an understanding of how your body functions. The advice given is geared to your individual food intolerances (if you have any), likes dislikes and lifestyle.
Natural supplements may also be prescribed to rebalance the body and encourage it to work more efficiently.
In some cases simple tests for Candida, food intolerances, female hormone levels and adrenal stress may be recommended.
These last 45 minutes and are usually arranged at four to six-weekly intervals, from between one, to a maximum of four, consultations in most cases are to review you and evaluate your nutrition programme to ensure you are receiving the benifits.
The essential ingredient of the treatment will always be a supportive approach as our style is friendly and relaxed, always flexible and never rigid or dogmatic.
Changing the habits of a lifetime is always a challenge. We understand this and encourages a light-hearted approach to the more serious underlying issues.
Clients are relieved to discover that they are listened to and that sometimes it is all right to indulge and occasionally ‘break the rules.’
You, the client, in your situation and lifestyle, are of paramount importance.