Nutritional Therapy: Functional Medicine
In an ideal world, we would get all the nutrients we need from a balanced diet. However the reality of 21st Century living is far removed from this ideal.
The stresses of modern living can encourage the consumption of foods which could jeopardise our health. In our fast-paced environment, it can be easy to neglect our bodies through inappropriate dietary choices. Modern habits often include the consumption of nutrient-depleted and highly processed foods. In time, this sort of diet could lead to many chronic health problems.
And it's not just processed foods that can contribute to health concerns. Seemingly healthy foods can also present issues for some individuals often leading to confusion and despair. However, the Functional Medicine model has shown that a 'one-size-fits-all' approach does not suit everybody. Each individual is unique and, as such, will have unique dietary needs. Personalised Nutrition offers the individual a bespoke approach tailored to their specific requirements. Functional Testing can offer insight into a person's biochemical 'make-up' which can guide the practitioner to make client-specific recommendations designed to successfully restore balance and wellness.
In recent times we have witnessed a steady increase in disease and sickness. Chronic illnesses have now reached almost epidemic proportions with 1 in 3 of the population currently predicted to develop cancer. Digestive health has become a common concern and autoimmunity is at an all-time high. Yet ill health can only exist in a body that is out of balance.
Appropriate diet is a fundamental factor in health and dietary change can be the catalyst to help restore balance and improve health. From simple food-based alterations, to a complete dietary overhaul, the application of a Functional Medicine approach to Nutritional Therapy could provide a life-changing solution to your current health problems.
"Take a moment to appreciate your body - or take a lifetime. There is no greater miracle in nature. Its complexities fill libraries, and still there's more to be discovered. Just as the universe contains millions of bodies, your body contains millions of universes - you are made of the same stuff as stars."
Nutrition can provide a holistic approach to healing, often reducing the need for drugs or other potentially harmful therapies. Both inexpensive and risk-free good nutrition can facilitate an achievable route to improved health and vitality. Even in the absence of a specific health complaint improved nutrition can enhance the quality of your health, helping you to feel happier in yourself.
Nutritional Therapy is known to alleviate and support many conditions including:
- Allergies & Intolerances
- Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Blood Pressure Irregularities
- Chronic Fatigue/ME
- Digestive complaints/IBS
- Fertility/Menstrual problems
- Inflammatory conditions
- Menopausal symptoms
- Skin problems
- Weight irregularities
Samantha specialises in digestive health and autoimmune disease. However, with over 2 decades managing a broad range of health concerns, Samantha is experienced in providing expert support across a wide range of conditions.
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"I found your treatments really informative and I understand so much more now about which foods are good for me. Your Eating Plans are really useful and eating for health rather than weight loss really worked for me and I’m now much happier with my size."
L F, North London; client whose initial goal was weight loss