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Nutrients- the building blocks of health

The human body is constantly re-building itself. Old cells die and new ones replace them. The new cells are built from the raw materials provided in the bloodstream and derived from food. New cells will work best if there are adequate nutrients available for their formation and function. If not, cells and body systems may not perform properly and health may be affected. In fact food can be thought of as 'information' that has the potential to alter cellular function (Bland, 2007). Nutrition has therefore a very direct and vital impact on the function of every system in the body.

Bland, J.S. (2007) What role has nutrition been playing in our health? The xenohormesis connection. Integrative Medicine, 6(3): 22-24.

What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy is a scientific, whole-person approach using diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes to improve health, well-being and sports performance. It can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these contribute to the underlying causes of health problems.

Nutritional Therapy involves: taking a comprehensive health history, dietary and lifestyle analysis, and where appropriate biochemical laboratory testing to develop strategies and individualised food and nutrition programmes.

We are all unique with different lifestyles and demands, which can make change easy for some and more difficult for others, therefore recommendations are tailored to each individual person.

Nutritional programmes aim to facilitate practical and positive food and lifestyle choices. These can also include nutritional supplements, based on individual testing and latest evidence-based scientific research.

Areas of nutrition I deal with:

Healthy eating, Sports nutrition, Constipation, * Controlling cravings, Diarrhoea, * Digestive problems, * Food allergy and food intolerance, Healthy ageing, Healthy hair, Healthy teeth, Healthy skin, High cholesterol, * Immune support, Menopause, * Mental health, * Obesity, * Polycystic ovary syndrome, * Pregnancy and preconception, Premenstrual syndrome, Stress, Thyroid problems, Tiredness, * Weight gain, Weight management, Weight-loss, Women's health.

*If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any complementary therapies, or making any major changes to your diet or exercise programme.


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