Nutritional Therapy in Tonbridge

Many health conditions can be improved with a personalised nutritional programme that involves diet and lifestyle changes and sometimes the use of supplements and diagnostic tests.

Common Health concerns that Nutritional Therapy can help improve

Gut disorders such as IBD (e.g. Crohns Disease, Ulcerative Colitis) and IBS are positively or negatively impacted by diet and lifestyle. Often symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and stomach cramps are often influenced by multiple factors such as a reaction to certain foods, stress or an imbalance of bacteria. We often use the 4 Rs approach to ease symptoms:

1. Remove Foods and Factors that damage your gut
2. Replace with Healing Foods
3. Repair with Specific Supplements
4. Rebalance with Prebiotics and Probiotics

There are many different diets that promise relief from gut symptoms such as FODMAP, food elimination, gluten free etc. We work alongside clients to find the right diet for their personal needs.

Menopause can be a tough time for ladies. Although this is a perfectly natural stage of life, women, especially in the west suffer from many symptoms. In some cultures woman suffer far less and this is thought to be due to diet and lifestyle differences. The use of specific herbs and plants can make all the difference. Not every woman will experience the same symptoms, for some the hot flushes are intolerable while others will find poor memory, weight gain or poor mood to be a problem. Since not all menopausal women are the same we work with clients and take time to go through a thorough health questionnaire to enable a personalised approach for your particular needs.

Everyone has heard of type 2 diabetes and most are aware of the health risks involved with developing the condition, however its surprising how many people are unaware that this disease is often preventable with diet and lifestyle changes. Obesity is believed to account for 80-85% of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Learning to understand how different foods affect your blood glucose levels is key. A personalised diet plan alongside support from a registered Nutritional Therapist can help you take control.

Couples wishing to conceive are advised to get into the best health possible to enable a successful conception and pregnancy. Not only is it vital to ‘clean up’ diet and lifestyle but also to address any health concerns that may negatively impact the reproductive system (e.g. hormonal imbalances). Many nutrients are vital for reproduction and there are nutrients and herbs that can help increase fertility in men and women, so a personalised diet plan to ensure adequate dietary intake is essential.

There are many different female health issues and they often respond extremely well to a natural approach. Conditions such as PCOS, PMS, heavy or irregular periods, Endometriosis and Fibroids can be triggered by poor nutrition, toxins, hormone imbalances and even stress (or a combination of these). Making the right dietary and lifestyle changes, alongside the use of supplements where necessary, will have a big impact on alleviating symptoms.

The foods we eat have a direct impact on bone health. This is important at all ages as we only continue to build bone mass up to the age of 30, after this diet and lifestyle factors are required to maintain bone density. Although calcium is important in bone health, ensuring adequate levels of other nutrients such as Magnesium and Vitamin D are vital. If a diagnosis of Osteoporosis or the pre-stages (osteopenia) has been made it is even more important to know not only which foods can help maintain bone density and keep bone loss to a minimum, but also foods to avoid as certain compounds increase calcium loss through the urine (foods containing oxalates for example). This is why a consultation with a registered Nutritional Therapist is essential.

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones and causes symptoms like tiredness and weight gain. The thyroid glad needs certain nutrients to function properly such as iodine, zinc, iron and selenium so an adequate diet is essential. There are also certain foods that can impair the thyroid function and should be avoided such as gluten. Its vital to seek advise when changing your diet or adding in supplements if you have a diagnosis of hypothyroidism as there is a lot of inaccurate information and advice available some of which could negatively impact health.

If you have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you may feel overwhelmed with treatment options and advice. CFS has many different factors such as gut issues, inflammation, infections or allergies. It can be tricky to know where to start so it’s important to seek professional help. We can help guide you through diet plans, improving gut health and possible nutrient deficiencies and work alongside other health care providers such as acupuncturists and massage therapists to enable relief from symptoms such as joint pain.

What to expect

Many health conditions can be improved with a personalised nutritional programme that involves diet and lifestyle changes and sometimes the use of supplements and diagnostic tests. Prior to your appointment you will be sent a thorough health and lifestyle questionnaire to fill in and send back to our therapist before the consultation. This allows time to prepare recommendations that are personalised to your

particular needs. During the appointment we will make various diet and lifestyle suggestions which may include diet plans, recipes, fact sheets and supplement recommendations. We often work alongside other health professionals to enable a holistic approach to healthcare.

Initial Consultation including diet analysis £70
Follow-up consultation £50
Bespoke weight loss program 5 sessions £200.

Weight loss package
With so many very different diet plans out there how do you know which is the best to meet YOUR needs? There is no single diet for everyone, what works for some will not be suitable for others. Many diet plans aimed at weight loss may work in the short term but few individuals will be able to stick to them long term. This is why our personalised weight loss package is tailor-made to fit YOUR needs and help achieve lifelong changes, therefore, maximising success.

What’s included:

  • Initial consultation 1 hour
  • Full health and lifestyle assessment using my detailed health questionnaire
  • Weight, body fat, BMI check, waist and hip measurements
  • Food diary analysis
  • Menu plans and recipes
  • Personalised Nutrition plan tailored to your individual needs
  • Recommendations for further tests or supplementation if required
  • One on one support
  • Plus 4 follow up appointments 30-40minutes which include
  • Food diary analysis
  • Weight, body fat, BMI check, waist and hip measurements
  • Menu plans and recipes
  • Any further advise/support relevant
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    "Nice, personalised, clear, convenient"

    Laura De Los Santos


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