I started my studies in nutritional medicine in 2010 and find this area of study fascinating and important for human health. It is an evolving science and therefore I like to keep up to date with the latest in peer reviewed research, clinical tools, and new testing methods.
I am a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, an international, multi-disciplinary organisation run by highly qualified practitioners such as doctors, chiropractors, dieticians and physiotherapists. The Functional Medicine Modal is based on individualised approach, that seeks to address the underlying cause of illness and seeks to promote optimal wellness and prevention of common diseases. This often involves a bit of detective work!
A clinical nutritionist requires an understanding of the individual’s biochemical, genetic, life stage, lifestyle factors and personal goals. This information along with any other clinical presentations is formulated into a personalised plan. A personalised plan is fundamental part of an individual’s health journey but I believe health coaching is also part of the process and ensures long term success.
I like to provide a relaxed atmosphere at my consultations and river side walks are quite the norm. Cooking demonstrations and food preparation techniques are usually part of the consultation and I am able to offer external, personalised training sessions with affiliated pilates instructors or personal trainers.
I believe that bespoke and highly personal health plans are the
future of health care.