How would it feel if you knew that making a few small and simple changes could make a big difference to your health and wellbeing?
- Tiredness, fatigue, brain fog
- Poor concentration, inability to focus
- Low energy, energy slumps, cravings
- Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
- Skin disorders
- Asthma and other respiratory issues
- Gut and digestive issues
- Difficulty losing or gaining weight
- Autoimmune conditions, low immunity, frequent infections
- Food sensitivities and intolerances
- Disordered menstrual cycle
- Low fertility or libido/sex drive
- Joint and muscle aches and pains
- Thyroid disorders
- Cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
These common illnesses and conditions are just a few things that can happen if we are exposed to stress, trauma, medications, parasites, or if we have genetic, structural or functional disorders. Eating foods which are not necessarily right for us can also be a cause or driver of many conditions. Equally, food can play a powerful role in restoring balance and harmony in the body – most people and most conditions and illnesses will respond to food, with the result that many health conditions can be reversed or improved.
The powerful role of food
Food is not just about satisfying hunger and giving us fuel, its about triggering and enabling a cascade of physiological, psychological and sensory effects in the body. Food provides the raw ingredients for methylation, a critical and complex process of biochemical reactions, the means by which we generate our energy, regulate our hormones, support our immune and mental health, and drive most other processes in the body. Genetic variations, low nutrient intake, digestion and absorption issues, and functional disorders can all interfere with the methylation process, causing us to feel unwell and experience some of the conditions and symptoms listed above.
The importance of bespoke nutrition
There is a continuous stream of confusing and conflicting information about which dietary protocol to follow, with many diets being based on some form of food restriction or elimination. However, we are bioindividual with our own personal nutritional needs, and excluding certain foods can be damaging if not done with guidance. It is important to remember that a diet balanced in carbs, proteins, and fats will deliver a critical supply of essential vitamins and minerals, with fibre also playing a crucial role.
Bespoke nutrition is about eating an abundance and variation of foods which are right for you, and it plays a powerful role in restoring balance if you have a diagnosed condition or health concern, or if you have medically unexplained symptoms. Learning which foods are right for you will also support vitality, energy and longevity, and can help prevent illness in later life. Bespoke nutrition can also support you in reducing your medications, or coming off them altogether, a valuable tool if you are suffering known or unknown side effects.
We must also respect that our bodies change depending on our life stage, environment, stress levels, job demands or whether we have any known or unknown imbalance or disease; we must respond to these factors and make appropriate dietary changes which will support us at that particular time in our life.
The role of testing alongside bespoke nutrition
While we can use foods to restore balance, testing gives us a much deeper understanding of what may be going on in the body, providing a powerful tool for helping to quickly identify imbalances and disease. The Your Health Tests page sets out the benefits of carrying out your own tests.
Gene expression is influenced by what we eat– food can switch genes on and off. So while genetic testing may reveal that you are predisposed to a particular health condition, you will not necessarily succumb to that condition if you respond to that information with dietary changes. Genetic tests are available to buy on the Your Health Tests page.
You do not need to sign up for a nutrition consultation to purchase a test.
With winter now upon us, and with the threat of Covid-19, now is the time to take steps to protect and enhance your body’s natural defences. Simply by making smarter food choices, you can reduce your risk of contracting Covid-19, flu, colds and other bacterial and viral infections. We can also support you through your recovery from these. Vitamins can play an important role as we can often be deficient or depleted without realising because deficiencies don’t always show up in regular blood tests and symptoms can take a while to present. Supplement plans targeted at immune support are available.
Food plays an incredibly powerful role in influencing how we think, feel and cope. It is a potent moderator of mood, mindset and motivation. If you’re feeling a little low, anxious, fearful, depressed or in need of a boost, you can adjust what you eat to help boost levels of serotonin, the “happy hormone” and to ensure you’re getting a plentiful supply of nutrients to support brain health, balance your nerves and promote calm. Consultations includes practical advice and resources on how to strengthen the mind and break unhelpful thought patterns. Supplement plans tailored to support the nervous system and mental health are also available.
If you have a health condition or you’re experiencing symptoms, or you would like to make general improvements in your current and future health but you’re not sure which test or consultation is right for you, we can take 15 minutes to talk everything through and help you make your decision.
The Health Breakthrough will set you on the path to better health, whether you have a known condition or would just like to learn better ways of eating and living. We identify unhelpful eating patterns and introduce new and different foods and combinations, aimed at supporting your particular condition and bringing improved overall health status.
The Health Reset is aimed at those with a specific or diagnosed condition or health goal who want to break die hard habits and create delicious new ones, bringing about lifelong forever changes – and you would like someone to hold your hand. This 12 week journey enables you to take small manageable steps, and teaches you how to use and enjoy food and combinations to bring about effortless changes and results.
Book a Results Consultation if you would like help interpreting and understanding your results from any tests you buy through our website.
Please note the results consultation is included as part of your consultation if you have booked an initial/follow up with us.
Not sure what to choose to make healthy choices from your favourite menus when dining out with clients or friends?
Looking for inspiration for quick, tasty and nutritious meal ideas?
Take a whole day or week to get yourself really focussed, and to set yourself instantly on your journey to better health and ways of eating and living.
We do breakfast, lunch and dinner together and I show you how to make the best choices in your favourite restaurants, or when cooking at home, depending on your health condition or aspirations.
We also detox and restock your fridge, freezer and larder, ensuring you always have a plentiful supply of healthful food staples from which to create tasty, nutritious and delicious plates in minutes.
The Health is Wealth packages are designed to fit in with your needs, lifestyle and health aspirations. This is a fully tailored, personalised experience with my undivided attention for the whole day or week! Please get in touch so we can discuss your particular requirements firstname.lastname@example.org 01780 723803.
Book an initial consultation if you would like to address a specific or ongoing health concern, if you have a diagnosed condition and you would like help managing it, or if you would like to do some tests to help diagnose your condition or illness. Your consultation will include a bespoke plan with food, lifestyle and supplement recommendations. We can also advise which tests may be most suitable and appropriate for you. Follow up appointments are usually four weeks later to review your progress.
Follow up consultation – £85
Please book a follow up consultation only if you’ve already had an initial consultation with us. If you have bought a test through us, we will also discuss your results in this consultation (it is not necessary to book a separate results consultation).
Please visit The Workplace Wellness page for information about talks, workshops and support for mental health in the workplace.
Where I practice
Consultations take place in our clinic in Stamford Business Centre, Willoughby House, 2 Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PB, where social distancing measures are in place. We also offer consultations via Zoom or telephone for those who do not wish to visit us in person. Please state your preference when booking.