Through one-to-one consultations, I work with you from a functional medicine perspective (see box above) to reclaim your vitality and optimise your health, identifying links between your symptoms and your history, diet, lifestyle and genetics. Functional lab tests may assist in this process. Together, we tailor a supported food, supplementation and lifestyle plan to your unique requirements.
As a new client, you will complete a comprehensive questionnaire about your health goals, current health status, symptoms, medications past and present, dietary habits and preferences, lifestyle, family health history and your own pre-conception and birth circumstances. From this information, I build a timeline to help us to identify where your symptoms might have originated. This provides an insight into the nutritional strategies we can work with to enable you to reclaim your health and vitality, whatever your chronological age.
All of the systems in our bodies are intertwined and influence each other. For example, thyroid function can affect digestion; gut health impacts on brain function and mood, etc. In order to identify the most effective place to focus our attention, I may recommend certain tests, such as a full thyroid panel, liver enzymes, blood glucose and insulin levels, hair mineral analysis, hormone testing, stool analysis etc. The cost of these varies from test to test, and is charged in addition to the nutritional therapy fee. Where possible, I will pass on any discounted rates to you as my client.
For most people, nutritional therapy is a journey, and it is not simply a case of prescribing a few nutritional supplements to treat a collection of symptoms. You will most likely need to stage the changes you make as your body adjusts to its new cellular environment and way of functioning. For this reason, a minimum of two sessions are advised, and generally three (or more if desired), so that I can support you in making your changes and follow up with adjusted recommendations.
We have come to expect immediate results in our modern culture of instant gratification. However, chronic conditions or nutrient depletions can take years, or even decades, to develop, and it sometimes takes time to bring things back into balance. Nevertheless, some changes can be seen very quickly, and our aim will generally be to focus on the “easy wins” wherever possible, as a first step in your health journey.
I offer a free, no-obligation Zoom call for us to discuss your needs and health goals and consider the way forward. This will also help me to advise on whether one, two or three consultations would be best for you initially, and for you to decide whether you’d like to work with me.
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