As a Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner I work closely with my clients to help them achieve their highest expression of health by identifying imbalances and dysfunctions that underlie or cause a specific health condition. My starting point is to understand why that individual is experiencing symptoms and what can be done to modify them.
My practice is client-centred and from the moment we meet I will listen carefully to your story and work together with you to help you regain control of your health and wellbeing.
In order to be able to achieve true results, time, dedication, and commitment are needed and for that reason I choose to work with programmes rather than one-off consultations.
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of imbalances and dysfunctions. It utilises a unique operating system and personalised therapeutic interventions to support individuals in achieving optimal health. It looks at factors, genetic or acquired, that predispose a person to an illness or pattern, factors that trigger symptoms and signs of dysfunction as well as biochemical and psychosocial factors that contribute to pathological changes and dysfunctional responses.
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, 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 Impacts 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.