Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy
Naturopathy assesses the underlying causes of disease, providing therapeutic protocols with which to address both the root causes and presenting symptoms as well as identifying ways in which to help prevent illness and restore health.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all major systems in the body (cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, excretory, immune, integumentary [skin, hair, nails], muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory and skeletal).
A naturopathic outlook identifies the imbalances in a specific diet and lifestyle, adjusting them so that the body can correct and heal itself. Naturopathic nutrition takes a holistic approach to healing that treats everyone as an individual rather than the conventional approach of treating the disease or its symptoms. Biochemically we are all unique, which explains why a diet that works well for one person may be inappropriate for another.
Naturopathic practitioners take presenting symptoms into account within the context of a client’s bigger picture. They consider all influences to health (e.g. dietary, emotional, mental and structural [muscular and skeletal systems]). What we eat influences our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing and whilst some foods will profoundly enhance an individual’s wellbeing, others may have a detrimental influence.
Naturopathic nutrition may include appropriate recommendations and advice on:
- Individually-assessed dietary therapy
- Optimal food preparation
- Traditional approaches to detoxification
- Lifestyle recommendations to optimise dietary therapy
- Clear and detailed information that empowers and encourages each individual to achieve optimal health and wellbeing
Naturopathic nutrition may help with the following:
- Chronic fatigue (ME)
- Children’s health
- Digestive problems
- Energy levels
- Food cravings
- Food intolerances
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Men’s health
- Blood sugar management
- Skin health
- Sinus problems
- Women’s health / menopause / hormone imbalance
Clients should allow up to 90-minutes for an initial consultation and 60-minutes for follow-up appointments. Prior to the first session clients will be provided with a health questionnaire and a routine food diary for completion. During the initial consultation we will discuss past and present medical history, presenting symptoms, general health and personal goals or expectations. Clients will leave the consultation with realistic and achievable action points, as well as a list of dietary adjustments, suggestions for dietary support and supplementation recommendations (where appropriate). Clients will then be sent a detailed, personalised report. All information shared with us will be treated as confidential.
Follow-up appointments may be required in order to monitor progress and ensure that our treatment plan remains appropriate and effective. If a client’s symptoms warrant further investigation we can refer you for a mineral analysis or food intolerance testing. In the event that further medical tests such as scans or blood tests are required, we will refer clients to their GP or another appropriate medical professional.
New Patient Forms
Please download, print and bring these forms to your first appointment.
If you are unable to complete these forms prior to your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete them at reception.