We are all individuals with specific nutritional needs depending on our age, gender, genetics, lifestyles etc. When these requirements are not fulfilled imbalances may occur which can impact on our physical and emotional well being.
As a Nutritional therapist I am able to offer advice on how to support the body through diet, lifestyle changes and sometimes the correct use of supplements. Promoting balance within hormones, digestive function, energy production and more.
These changes can often be as simple as supporting blood sugar balance or addressing bacterial imbalance within the gut.
If we put old, poor quality oil in our cars their performance would be reduced and risk of breakdown would increase. However many of us fill our bodies with foods we know are detrimental to our health and expect to be healthy and full of energy. Some of us try to eat a healthy diet but are confused by conflicting advice, or may have intolerances which work against us.
You may think that with busy work, lifestyle or family commitments it would be impossible to make the necessary changes. However all the suggested alterations to diet and lifestyle recommended, will be tailored to your commitments, cooking skills and where possible food preferences.
Thinking Nutritional Therapy can help you. What next?
We can briefly discuss your specific needs on the telephone or through email contact.
When you are satisfied that this type of therapy offers you the help and support you are seeking a consultation appointment can be arranged.
You will then receive a pre-consultation form and 3 day food diary to complete and return before we meet.
The consultation usually takes approximately an hour and fifteen minutes to complete, we will discuss in depth your symptoms, health history and any areas highlighted within the consultation form. You will then receive a personalised dietary programme along with handouts to assist you with the programme. Functional testing such as allergy or stool anylisis may be suggested or extra support in the form of nutritional supplements.
Full online support is included during the programme.
A follow up appointment recomended 4-6 weeks after the inital consultation to assess progress and make any necessary alterations to the programme.
Did you know?
* Overgrowth of bacteria within the gut can result in the rapid fermentation of carbohydrates leading to gas and bloating.
* The longer bile is stored within the gall bladder the higher the risk of gall stones, therefore you should avoid fasting or missing breakfast, especially if you have a family history of gall stones.
* Stress can effect the protective mucus , interfer with normal movement and upset the balance of bacteria within the gut, leading to all types of digestive symptoms.
* Coffee and alcohol may relax the valve at the top of our stomach this can lead to acid reflux.
* As we age stomach acid levels often reduce this can result in similar symptoms to excess acid such as reflux and indigestion.
* Better regulation of blood glucose levels through diet may assist female hormone issues by reducing insulin a hormone known to exert an effect on other hormones.
Susan Brough, MSc,Dip.NT, mBANT,CNHCreg.
I graduated with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. This involved 1 year study of bio medicine and 2 years nutrition and clinical practice.
Over the past 2 years I have attended Worcester University and completed aMaster of Science Degree (MSc) in Nutritional Therapy.
I am fully insured and am a member of both BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutrition Therapy) and the CNHC (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council)