Nutritional Medicine

How can I benefit from nutritional medicine?

There are many ways in which changing your diet can boost your health, increase your vitality and improve your mood. Many medical conditions can be treated successfully. Acute conditions such as colds, flu, inflammation and gastrointestinal problems can respond quickly to nutritional medicine, the benefits often seen in days. Chronic conditions tend to show more subtle improvement over weeks or months.

How do I know if a nutrition consultation is suitable for me?

We can all gain huge benefits by improving our diets. Even those of us who eat healthily may have specific dietary needs that are not being addressed. I can help treat a wide range of health problems across all age groups. People are often surprised at the number of conditions that can be improved by nutrition.

What can Nutritional Medicine help?

Nutritional medicine is often used as an adjunct to other therapies such as Medical Herbalism and can be useful for many conditions:

  • Digestive and bowel disorders
  • Food cravings
  • Pre-conceptual and fertility issues
  • Skin complaints
  • Weight problems
  • Parasites and fungal infections
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Anxiety, stress, irritability, mood swings, and sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue, poor concentration and lack of energy
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Childhood disorders
  • Poor immunity and increased susceptibility to infection
  • Allergies, food intolerances
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Stress

The list above is by no means exhaustive if you are unsure if Nutritional Medicine can help you, please feel free to contact me for a free chat on 07745 898911.

What happens during the consultation?

The first consultation will take about an hour. Any health problems can be examined and a medical history will be taken. You will be asked to complete a food diary prior to your visit. I will give dietary recommendations designed specifically for you and give support and advice to make the suggested dietary transition as easy as possible.

How many sessions will I need?

Some people only need a general diet health check and one session is adequate. Two or more sessions may be necessary to investigate and correct a chronic problem. You may need time to make the changes that will bring you to optimum health.

I am already seeing a doctor for my condition. Is nutritional medicine still suitable for me?

Definitely. Nutritional medicine works safely alongside conventional medicine. It will complement medical treatment.

Will I need to take supplements?

Diet is the fundamental part of the treatment and the focus is very much on enjoying the pleasures of healthy food. However, short-term use of herbs or supplements may be necessary to help address a particular condition.

Can you diagnose food allergies?

Food allergies can be life threatening and if this is suspected you will be referred for medical advice. However, intolerance and sensitivity to food can be investigated.

How do I find out more or book an appointment?

For more information and a free initial chat to see how nutritional medicine can help you, ring me on 07745 898911.

Ann Brennan
Dip. Phyt. MNIMH