Total Health Nutrition
We have been providing comprehensive nutritional therapy for over 8 years. With a dedicated team of Nutritionists, Naturopaths & Homeopaths, your nutritional health couldn’t be in better hands.
The general public are becoming more aware of the benefits of nutrition, both for general wellbeing and weight loss alike. Nutritional Therapy is available at our clinics in Cambridge,Peterborough, Spalding, Milton Keynes and Northampton by direct or even telephone consultation.
Nutritional & Food Intolerance
The clinic currently specialises in food intolerance testing and the creation of personalised diet plans. This provides optimum health for the digestive system and the body as a whole. Contact the clinic for our current promotions.
How may a Nutritional Therapist help you?
Assessment of your nutritional health may involve some of the following tests:
1. Assessment of nutritional status
Clinical details can give the therapist a fairly clear picture of any vitamin, mineral or essential fatty acid deficiencies. However laboratory tests can also be used to confirm or rule these out helping to give a more accurate clinical assessment
2. Identification of food allergies and intolerances.
Laboratory testing during an appointment is available to clients giving them the opportunity to identify Ig G food intolerances.
3. Identification of gut pathogens
Laboratory testing of stool samples can be arranged to help identify any parasites and yeasts that may be contributing to ill health. (Levels of beneficial bacteria are also measured in the test)
4. Measurement of stress hormones.
An adrenal stress index test can be arranged to look at the levels of two of the main stress hormones: cortisol and DHEA before dietary and herbal remedies are recommended to balance these.
5. Specific tests for those suffering with mental illness.
There are several specific tests that can be arranged to check for biochemical deficiencies that may be contributing to a client’s poor mental health.
Dietary Advice afterwards is to support the recovery process.
1. Advice about reducing inflammation in the body. Many conditions including Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease and Ulcerative colitis involve inflammation.
2. How to relieve the symptoms of IBS. Diet and the use of certain herbal remedies can help IBS
3. How to balance female hormones. Many female conditions are described as ‘oestrogen sensitive.’ These include fibroids, endometriosis and breast cancer. Nutritional therapy can provide information about how to balance female hormones by following a healthy diet.
4. Reducing the risk of Coronary Heart disease. Dietary advice can help to reduce the main risk factors including, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and high homocysteine levels
5. Strengthening your immune system. Louis Pasteur realized at the end of his life that strengthening the immune system rather than conquering the invader might be a more effective strategy for good health. Changes in diet, vitamin supplements and herbs can support clients who suffer from frequent infections or who are undergoing treatment for cancer which can deplete the immune system.
What Nutritional Therapy is good for?
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
- Poor digestion
- Weight control & weight loss
- Eating disorders
What Is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance, disease prevention and patient care.
In common with other complementary therapies, each client is considered holistically, rather than looking at a specific problem or condition in isolation.
Whether you have an existing diagnosed condition, you want to manage your weight, or you just don’t feel quite right, this holistic approach is important, as apparently unconnected symptoms are often clues to the larger picture.
Nutritional therapy integrates diet, nutritional and herbal supplements, detoxification, relaxation and stress control. Many modern day symptoms are caused by the cumulative effect of inadequate diet, and overload of chemicals from food and the environment.
What Happens At A Consultation?
After meeting your therapist you will be taken through a detailed consultation about your presenting complaint, recent and past medical history and general lifestyle questions. A physical examination of the face, tongue, hair, eyes etc is often useful to indicate your overall wellbeing.
Your therapist will then develop a treatment program tailored to your specific condition and will go through this with you. The first consultation is often a little longer than any follow up appointments that you may require. Expect your initial treatment to be approx 90 minutes, with follow up appointments around 60 mins.