FAQs


  • Is a Nutritional Therapist the same as a Dietician?
  • What is Functional Medicine?
  • Will Nutritional therapy take my lifestyle, the foods I enjoy and any current medication into consideration?
  • Why might Nutritional Therapy work for me?
  • What is functional testing?
Is a Nutritional Therapist the same as a Dietician?

Not quite.

Simply put, a dietician will treat a medical condition providing the necessary support in relation to diseases such as diabetes,obesity and heart disease.

The aim of a Nutritional Therapist is to optimise your health through dietary and lifestyle recommendations -in an attempt to prevent poor health.

Nutritional Therapists promote health and wellbeing in individuals and work to identify potential nutritional imbalances to understand how they could be affecting your health.

What is Functional Medicine?

Rather than being symptom focussed, Functional Medicine looks to prevent illness by determining the root cause of health problems.

Using an approach such as Personalised nutrition (including diet, exercise and life experience) a therapist aims to improve aclient’s dietary and lifestyle choices.

The emphasis being on the care of the individual rather than a focus on disease.

Will Nutritional therapy take my lifestyle, the foods I enjoy and any current medication into consideration?

Yes, food is there to be enjoyed!

Your programme will be totally realistic and incorporate your needs and preferences.

The guidance and support you receive will empower you to make informed choices about diet and lifestyle to achieve optimal health.

We will also work effectively to complement any medical treatment you’re receiving.

As part of my duty of care I always encourage you to keep your GP informed about any changes you make following my assessment and always recommend you see your GP if you report any ‘red flag’ symptoms during your consultation.

Why might Nutritional Therapy work for me?

Because it considers YOUR personal health goals.

Not only can it help you address specific health issues you may have but there are also numerous additional benefits as well as the prevention of future problems.

Rest assured, any nutritional plans you receive will be bespoke to you.

Our job is to help you cut through all the conflicting advice about healthy eating and enable you to take positive control ofyour own health.

What is functional testing?

Functional testing helps build a clearer picture of your current health status and aims to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how your body functions.

Any recommendation for testing is of course voluntary on your part and will be charged separately.

I will support you with the interpretation of the results and any follow-on recommendations.