Nourishing Nutrition in your Diet

How can nutrition advice help?

When we are nourished and satisfied by delicious food we have a much better chance of feeling well and enjoying good health and wellbeing. 

When we feel below par or have a condition affecting health and wellbeing improving diet and nutrition can help you feel better.

Making changes to your diet can help you sleep better, have more energy, alleviate symptoms of certain health conditions, and improve general well-being.  With a nutritional consultation I’ll help you find delicious healthy ways to eat that don’t need to cost a lot of money – in fact it’s junk food that is expensive in money and costly to health.

By minimising the intake of foods the body finds toxic and maximising nutrients your body will have more energy and vitality to improve health and keep you healthier.

Some examples include;

Example conditions

Food and nutrition - (outline only)

Arthritis and other joint problems, IBS, sore muscles

Eating foods with an anti-inflammatory action and avoiding foods which can irritate

Hayfever, eczema, joint problems, asthma

Avoiding 'histamine' foods while supporting the immune system

Tiredness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, M.E., frequent infections such as colds, thrush and cystitis

Immune boosting and supporting foods, foods to sustain the kidneys, thyroid and other organs

IBS, indigestion, bloating, constipation (hard or infrequent stools), piles, wind, bloating, Candida

Removing allergens and foods causing intolerance from the diet and including calming foods and rebalancing the gut

Insomnia

All-round good nutrition and specific attention to food or imbalances which may aggravate sleep difficulties

Periods problems, cyclical moodiness, tender breasts, hot flushes, dryness, other hormonal problems

Include foods to support the endocrine system

Migraine, frequent headaches, poor concentration

Change to less toxic foods, improve nutrition

Sinus congestion, mucus conditions

Support the immune system and address food intolerances

Stress and tension

Replace foods which cause stress to the body with alternative non-irritating food and drink and ensure correct nutrition for muscle function

Weight problems

Non-calorie counted, non-depravation, 'non-fat-free' healthy diet

 

What happens at a Consultation?

First we’ll establish what you would like to achieve or improve health-wise and we’ll discuss this along with your current diet (what you eat and drink and any supplements) and health.  Advice is then offered about where you can make positive changes to your diet respecting any preferences such as being vegetarian.  It's also important to be aware of ‘anti-nutrients’ - this may revolutionise how you think about what you eat!

The practical suggestions made will include ideas to help you to make any changes gradually and easily with the aim of improving your well-being both short and long term.

  • Advice to help improve your general well-being/energy/sleep
  • Guidance on how to improve your diet in small and/or major ways customized and stepped to what you feel able change
  • Advice on healthier (still tasty!) cooking methods
  • Advice for special diets e.g. vegetarians and vegans, gluten free, wheat free, basic macrobiotics / energy of food, exclusion (of certain food); [I have personal experience of all of these]
  • Healthy weight (please note I don’t offer calorie counted regimes or the emphasising or denying any major food group)
  • Help with finding alternatives to allergy/intolerance foods

How long is the appointment?

Your first appointment is two hours with further appointments of one hour.  As with any appointment with me you can arrange to have longer time if you wish when you book.

How many appointments will I need?

Many people find that just one appointment will provide them with the knowledge to be able to make healthy choices about what they eat and drink, and improve their nutritional intake and well-being.

You may like to have further appointments to review a food diary, your progress or to discuss things further. These can be at intervals that suit you and fit your life.

Are supplements necessary?

Although supplements may be useful, the primary advice I offer is about your diet and how to obtain the best nutrition and well-being from it. My qualification is in Nutrition and Dietary Advice (rather than as a Nutritionist) which means I cannot recommend supplements above recognised UK RDAs.  These are minimum amounts needed for health rather than therapeutic doses.  Therefore if you would like to supplement your diet I would recommend choosing quality reputable manufacturers with an informative website to guide you to the right product and dose.  I can also order products for you from a quality manufacturer who can deliver directly to you.

Please note that changes to your diet should be done gradually and should never be radical or extreme. If you have a medical condition please talk with your medical consultant or GP before making changes to your diet or lifestyle.