Nutritional medicine explores how food and its nutrients affect health and wellbeing.
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE?
This modality views food, diet and nutritional supplements from the perspective of their therapeutic potential, providing dietary advice to clients and prescribing nutritional supplements to assist in the treatment of a broad range of health conditions.
HOW IT WORKS
Nutritional therapists assess their clients’ dietary and health problems and create nutritional guidance plans. As part of the treatment they might recommend laboratory tests of hair, urine or stools if required. The outcome of the session is the creation of a personalised dietary lifestyle and nutritional plan and support for the establishment and maintenance of the plan in the patient. .
MOST COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
The nutritionist can assist in a wide range of health issues:
- High cholesterol
- Lactose intolerance
- Gluten intolerance
- Blood glucose control
- Vitamins, supplements and cancer
The nutritionist can also guide vegetarians and vegans towards appropriate food regimes. .
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
On your first visit, which lasts around an hour, the nutritional medicine practitioner will assess your health history. This includes an exploration of your diet, lifestyle, stress and environmental factors, any medications that you are taking, as well as family members’ health. Physical examination may include performing a check-up of your hair, skin, nails and tongue, taking your blood pressure and/or performing or recommending clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests to determine how your genes affect your health.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TREAT A CONDITION?
It could take hours, days, weeks or longer. Your nutritionist will keep you informed throughout the treatment so that you feel empowered and in control throughout.
- Customized Nutrition Programs
- Digestive & Gut Disorders
- Metabolic Typing
- Meal Planning
- Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Autoimmune Disease
- Food Allergy and Intolerance
- Fungal and Parasite Infection (i.e. Candida)
- Pre and Postnatal Nutrition
OUR NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS
Nutritionist, Yoga teacher, Yoga Therapist
Nikki is in clinic Thursdays by appointment.