in Poole, Dorset
Food As Medicine
Nutritional therapy is a form of functional medicine, involving the application of nutritional science and the underlying principle that food is medicine. Good nutrition is essential for optimal health so whether you are experiencing a particular health condition or you just wish to improve your general health, lose weight, improve sleep, reduce stress or increase energy levels, I can provide you with the best nutritional plan for you, which will encompass all aspects of your health.
Through our in-depth consultations, which may involve some physical examinations such as blood pressure and body composition analysis, we will determine the optimal dietary plan to help you achieve your personal health and energy goals, taking into account your food preferences, medical conditions, lifestyle choices, working status, age etc. My primary focus as a nutritionist is to help guide, support and educate you to achieve and maintain optimal health and wellbeing.
An initial Nutrition consultation will last about an hour and will involve a comprehensive health review including a detailed discussion of your dietary and health goals, current health status, diet and lifestyle habits as well as physical examinations such as blood pressure, and nail, tongue and iris analyses where relevant. Follow-up pathology testing such as hormone or food allergy tests may also be required.
Once all the required information has been gathered I will prepare a prescription for you including particular dietary and lifestyle recommendations, as well as a suggested meal plan along with recipes and relevant handouts.
Subsequent consultations generally last for about 30 minutes and will involve a progress review to determine whether any changes are required to the initial treatment protocol as well as any follow-up questions and further supportive strategies. The number of sessions needed will depend on your goals, your current state of health and your individual circumstances.
I also operate a Virtual Clinic with consultations via phone or video conferencing so whether you are based further afield or overseas, or just prefer the comfort of your own home, you can choose the most convenient way to connect. Simply let me know if this is your preference.