Good health and vitality are dependent on a nutritious diet but unfortunately in our modern society, most of our foods are unwholesome. Much of our produce is lacking in vitamins and minerals as it is grown in overused and depleted soils. Also, crops are sprayed by pesticides and other chemicals (unless organic) which are toxic to our bodies. To add to our toxic load a majority of foods are processed with chemicals to increase their shelf life. Furthermore much ‘fresh’ produce purchased from supermarkets has travelled thousands of miles to reach the depot and stored for weeks or months before reaching the shop shelves, so is depleted in vitamins and minerals and nutrients even more.
Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and many others are common in the western society and are on the increase, and when you look at the typical western diet, it is not surprising. It is too high in refined carbohydrates, saturated and trans-fatty acids, animal protein, salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals. Your diet should focus on whole foods that are unprocessed and as fresh as possible such as porridge oats (whole), brown rice, quinoa, and millet and small amounts of wholemeal bread and pasta if you are not wheat or gluten intolerant. Plenty of fresh steamed vegetables and salad and fresh fruit are essential. Your diet also needs to include good sources of protein such as fresh fish, lean meat, lentils, beans, eggs and nuts and seeds and you need to drink plenty of plain filtered water.
According to the latest research one in three of us are allergic to something and a majority are food allergies (also called intolerances or sensitivities). Food intolerances can cause a vast array of symptoms; some of the common ones are fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, ‘foggy brain’, headaches, arthritis, and digestive complaints. Many unexplained illnesses are caused by food intolerances. Food intolerances can be identified by the BEST (bio-energetic stress test) system which is simple, accurate and non-invasive and gives immediate results. For more information about food intolerance testing go to the food intolerance page
Nutritional Therapy is a natural health system which detects, prevents and treats ill-health. It is science based and identifies imbalances in the physiology and biochemistry of the body. These imbalances can be the result of lifelong influences from our environment, lifestyle and our genetic predisposition. This patient centred approach leads to focusing on restoring health rather than just controlling signs and symptoms. Nutritional therapy introduces a more healthful regime, stimulates healing, addresses weakened systems/organs and corrects pathology.
Your unique biochemical individuality is assessed by looking at your current and past health problems, family medical history, present and past diet, lifestyle factors (e.g. Exercise, sleep and stress) and toxin exposure.
You will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire before your appointment which needs to be returned at least one week prior to your first consultation, so it can be thoroughly analysed before meeting.
The first appointment will focus on the best way forward for you and realistic goals will be set with your agreement. You will receive an individualised treatment programme which may include dietary advice, lifestyle changes, supplement recommendations and in some cases further tests maybe specified.
Follow-up sessions (usually 4 weeks apart) will address your progression and review diet, supplements and lifestyle. Email and telephone support are available if necessary between sessions. The full consultation is available by telephone if you are unable to attend the clinic.
Following a nutritional programme may result in the following additional benefits:
Ros has had a thorough training in Nutritional Therapy and holds a BSc Degree in Nutritional Medicine and continues to undertake postgraduate lectures to keep up to date. She is a member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) which ensures practitioners are trained to the highest standards and are bound by their code of Ethics and Code of Practice. Ros also, has an Honours Degree in Psychology & Education and is a practicing Acupuncturist (MBAcC).
The fees for our services vary according to individual requirements. Please contact us for your quote.