Frequently asked questions.....
What happens during the consultation?
In the initial consultation, I take an extensive account of your symptoms and your previous medical history. I use this information to build a map of body functions. This map serves to direct the nutritional programme and to try to establish the root cause or causes of the problems you are experiencing. We agree on the best and most manageable nutrition and lifestyle strategy for you taking into account your lifestyle and home life. This is very much a collaborative process. Every step is agreed upon by you.
Will I need tests?
Sometimes tests are helpful and I used the best functional testing laboratories in the country. We will weigh up the cost versus benefit in any given situation. We will discuss this in the consultation and reach a decision together.
Will I have to stop eating all my favourite foods?
It depends!! If certain foods are limiting your progress or exacerbating your symptoms then we will discuss reducing and possibly eliminating these during the consultation. All decisions are collaborative. It's always your choice.
I'm not the best cook, does it matter?
No, this doesn't matter. Foods can be prepared or assembled easily and we will look at ways to make this easier together. I will make sure you have enough information to prepare your meals easily and in a time-sensitive manner.
How many consultations will I need?
This largely depends on what is bothering you. However, most people have seen improvements after 3 sessions. If issues are complex and long term, more consultations may be beneficial.
Will I need supplements?
We look at making improvements with food first. Supplements are wonderful and filling gaps, providing extra support and giving us an extra boost when we need them. They can be expensive and long term use is generally not recommended unless you are under the care of a professional.
Does Nutritional Therapy help?
Yes! All our work is scientific and evidence-based. That means we use the latest research papers and studies to devise your nutritional programme. Everything we recommend has been thoroughly checked against your individual history. I can keep in regular contact with your doctor or therapist.