Four core principles guide the way I work….
Good nutrition is obviously important for good health , but we need to look at other aspects of your life beyond just what you eat.
I take a ‘functional medicine’ approach by integrating all components of better health - good nutrition; optimal sleep & relaxation; effective stress management; sufficient activity and exercise.
My health plans don’t just list what to do and what not to do - I will explain in clear, simple terms why these things are important and how they affect your health.
My service includes a coaching phase to ensure that you are clear about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. My goal is to transfer knowledge to you so that you can take charge of your own health.
In terms of nutrition and health, one size does not fit all.
Many factors influence our health - genetics, medical history, age, our job, our activity levels, our stress levels, lifestyle choices, and of course what we consume. Everyone has different needs, abilities, and resources.
Thus my health plans are not generic - they are tailored to you and your individual circumstances.
I work in conjunction with other health professionals when required.
That might be your GP or it might be another type of health professional who can help address your particular issue.
It is often useful to have blood test results, to better understand your health profile and help prioritise what needs most attention. Lab testing can be arranged, either through your GP or private testing companies.