Can Nutritional Therapy help me?
Just a few examples of how nutritional therapy may help you:
I work with clients who want to lose weight, who have low energy or need help with digestive symptoms. People who want to improve their skin or stamina. With those who are feeling ‘flat’ or stressed or depressed. I make simple tweaks to your diet to help you control your blood sugar balance and your hormones.
Nutritional therapy can help you feel so much better! Call me to find out how I can help you!
Nutritional deficiencies and mental wellbeing: Research shows that the brain and nervous system need specific dietary nutrients. Essential fatty acids, certain vitamins and minerals all help maintain a healthy emotional state. Symptoms of depression, fatigue and irritability often manifest themselves before the onset of physical diseases. Those afflicted with various mental disorders including ADHD, bipolar disorder, stress etc have shown significant improvement in their symptoms when the deficiencies in their diets have been rectified.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is frequently misdiagnosed because this condition may mimic other conditions such as depression, psychosis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, early Parkinson’s disease, diabetic neuropathy and Alzheimer’s disease. B12 deficiency is emerging as a serious hidden epidemic among all ages not just those who are vegetarian or vegan. Whilst diagnosis of B12 deficiency is via a simple blood test, orthodox medical diagnosis may be using reference ranges that are too low according to anh-europe.org.
Another very common deficiency is in vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin! More people than not are deficient in vitamin D in the UK which will affect the immune function and increases the risk of numerous diseases including cancer. A test costs very little and requires a mere drop of blood!
Dieting does not work in the long term for most people. The body will always figure out a way to get fat! It is a simple survival mechanism! By stressing the body, cortisol levels rise which may make weight loss harder. Balancing blood sugar levels, controlling the amount of insulin in the blood, consuming metabolic enhancing foods, ensuring healthy thyroid function and hormonal balance can all help achieve a healthy weight. Recent research shows that it isn’t simply the amount of calories eaten but also timing of calorie intake, which is why skipping breakfast can increase weight! Only by looking at the full picture, addressing thyroid and adrenal imbalances, food intolerances, insulin resistance, inflammation along with positive lifestyle change will there then be a chance of permanent weight loss.
Insulin resistance: A new study published this year in Nutrients indicates that your dietary intake of magnesium will influence your risk of insulin resistance. Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetable, wholegrains, nuts and seeds, beans and pulses. It has been shown that magnesium is critical in blood sugar regulation. The majority of people (70 to 80% of the population) are below the recommended daily intake which many experts believe is set below optimal health levels anyway. A simple dietary analysis would indicate if your diet is deficient in magnesium.
Gluten sensitivity (non-coeliac) has finally been recognised in the medical community as a genuine condition. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) leads to gastrointestinal symptoms and symptoms not associated with the GI tract that respond to gluten elimination from the diet. Symptoms may include bloating, diarrhoea, pain, constipation, lethargy, depression, migraines, arthritis and many more symptoms which may not appear to have any connection to gluten sensitivity. Nutritional therapy could help you work out if gluten is an issue for you either through an elimination diet or through more advanced testing than is presently available on the NHS.
Alzheimers’ Disease can’t be cured but the process of brain atrophy can be slowed down. Recent research by Prof. David Smith shows that homocysteine levels in the blood correlate with risk of Alzheimers. Homocysteine is a type of protein and heigh levels indicate and increased risk of heart disease and Alzheimers’. By reducing homocysteine levels through the use of certain ‘B’ vitamins brain shrinkage can be significantly slowed.
If you would like to book a consultation or if you would like to discuss how nutritional therapy can help you, call me on:
07941 458993 or click the contact me button.