I apply the principles of Functional Medicine and Naturopathic Nutrition in my practice, which aim to identify the core imbalances and dysfunctions that underlie or cause a specific health condition. My starting point is why is that happening to you and not only what symptoms you have. Before we meet, I will ask you to fill out a detailed health history and symptoms questionnaire that will provide me all aspects of your diet and lifestyle as well psychological, biological and ancestral factors and will help me understand your individual condition, how you arrived at it and which of the body’s system is in need of support.
What to Expect
During our consultation we will dive deep into your current concerns and symptoms and we will discuss the best strategies to kick start your health transformation. Following our appointment I will provide a detailed and personalised health plan tailored specifically to your current concerns which includes actionable nutritional advice, supplement and lifestyle recommendations and functional testing if needed.
I truly believe that understanding the science of what is causing imbalances and disease is key to making and maintaining dietary and lifestyle changes. Explaining the physiological mechanisms behind your health concern is a vital part of each consultation and I hope to educate and empower you to take control of your health and feel confident about your food and lifestyle choices.
Why Nutritional Therapy
Scientific research continually demonstrates that our body's ability to function is significantly affected by what we eat and it is becoming common practice for people to turn to nutritional therapy to help manage a wide range of health problems or to simply enhance the way they feel.
Food is the most intimate and powerful tool we have to take control of our health. It provides energy, macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, amino acids and other nutrients we are unable to produce. It interacts with our body on a biochemical level, it communicates with our cells, genes, gut bacteria and impacts the quality of our health in every single way. Food is fuel, is information that transforms our biology - food is medicine.
How Food Can Impact Our Gut
Every time we eat, our gut bacteria eats too. Food provides a number of nutrients they need in order to survive and make metabolites that are essential for our overall health. Eating a varied and balanced diet populates the gut with a diverse range of beneficial bacteria, which is the foundation for a happy and well-functioning gut. A poor diet considerably decreases that diversity and leads to an imbalanced gut microbiome, leaving us more susceptible to a number of diseases.