Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy involves analysis of food intake, environment and lifestyle, alongside other biochemical and physiological factors that may be affecting health.
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Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy provide a unique and holistic wellness plan which is tailored to the individual.
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy is nutritional therapy that also takes into account lifestyle factors such as stress, work and environment that may be impacting upon an individuals ability to absorb nutrients for optimal wellness. Not so much 'you are what you eat', more 'you are what you absorb'.
Prior to an initial consultation with a Nutritionist, a food diary and an intake form are completed and bought along to the consultation. This information provides an overview so the time taken during the consultation can be effectively utilised to get to the root causes, which are always unique to each client.
The initial assessment is used to investigate the functioning of the body systems and any potential triggers that may be affecting health, via a combination of specific questioning, diagnostic and functional testing alongside our Nutritionist teams extensive clinical experience. Our therapist then works with the client to create a personalised wellness plan and educates in achieving long term health. Recommendations are agreed between the client and Nutritionist. Often simple changes trigger life changing results. The follow-up sessions are used to measure outcomes and revise the plan as required to achieve optimal long term health.
Ongoing support is always available, from simple questions that arise specifically around the plan or discussion relating to new information/symptoms, right through to shopping trips with the client, working with chefs or liaising with your favourite restaurant to help with menu choices. In summary, our Nutritionist team provides support which is as unique as you are!
Consultations are held in the beautiful, private and relaxing 'Complementary Therapy' area of Therapy in Room Bee. Below is a list of regularly used, functional testing, that our Nutritionist's regularly uses with clients. There are many more tests available and your therapist may recommend specific tests if deemed appropriate, however, these are not a compulsory addition to the consultation.
The complete gastrointestinal profile provides the most advanced non-invasive 'gold standard' assessment of digestive function and gut microbial ecology. The test also provides a sensitivity panel to ascertain the most effective methods of addressing potentially pathogenic microorganisms. This is a particularly useful tool to assess digestive status and ensure that nutritional protocols are precisely tailored to the individual. Includes
Digestion and Abosrption Markers
Digestive Immunology and Inflammatory Markers
Individual Microbial Sensitivity to both natural and prescriptive agents
This profile requires stool samples and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
Food allergy is a common problem in many people. Many different inflammatory markers can be released to give rise to allergy symptoms. The test provides a powerful tool for the detection of adverse reactions to foods, beverages and additives, by measuring both IgE and non-IgE mediated reactions to these allergens. The release of inflammatory cells can lead to symptoms commonly associated with allergic reactions and intolerances. Results are provided with a personalised food rotation plan, which highlights the relationship between foods and their food families. This can be helpful to assess cross-reactions with other foods of the same family. This profile requires a blood sample taken by an appropriate phlebotomy service and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
This test provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of nutritional status. A fully detailed analysis is provided of individual vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients and amino acid status, as well as markers for gastrointestinal function and oxidative stress. Using a simple at home urine sample, this test allows for a simple and cost effective way to measure nutritional status. Includes
Vitamin and Mineral Status
Amino Acid Status
Cellular Energy Cycle Function
Digestive Flora and Enzyme markers
Oxidative Stress Markers
Toxin and Detoxification Markers
Over time, nutritional inadequacies can result in a variety of chronic health problems. This profile can help determine functional nutritional inadequacies, and offers specific recommendations for supplements, which can then be customised. This profile requires a urine sample and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
This profile combines the full details of the above Optimal Nutritional Evaluation but also provides further information using an additional blood sample on vitamin D and CoQ10 status, Elemental Analysis for toxic heavy metals as well as nutritional elements and also a full Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acid Assessment.
This profile can help determine functional nutritional inadequacies, and offers specific recommendations for supplements, which can then be customised. This profile requires both a urine and a blood sample taken by an appropriate phlebotomy service and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
Thyroid Plus measures full thyroid function including central gland activity, possible secondary gland involvement, hormone secretion and peripheral conversion of the hormone T4 to the more active form, T3. The test also analyses auto-antibodies to assess whether there is any underlying autoimmunity.
Thyroid imbalances have far reaching effects and may elicit fatigue, depression, coldness, constipation, poor skin, headaches, PMS, dysmenorrhea, fluid retention, weight gain, anxiety attacks, decreased memory and concentration, muscle and joint pain and a low sex drive. The test measures
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
This profile requires a blood sample using an appropriate phlebotomy service and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
This profile is a simple thyroid screen based using a simple urine sample collection, measuring both T4 and the active thyroid hormone, free T3. Iodine is also measured as a critical element for thyroid health.
This profile requires a urine sample and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
This comprehensive profile uses salivary samples to assess the adrenocortical hormones cortisol and DHEA, as well as levels of the sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone. An inappropriate stress response is reported to have a negative impact on the female hormones. In addition, melatonin levels, an important modulator of annual and circadian biorhythms, are also measured. This profile requires saliva samples and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
A simple finger prick blood test to check vitamin D status. A full nutrition consultation is not required as standard with this service but guidance as to potential corrective action is provided if required.
The Adrenal Stress Profile provides an overview of adrenal hormone function. This profile requires 4 saliva samples taken at specific times over the course of a day and is only available alongside a nutritional consultation for results interpretation.
The food detective helps identify potential food sensitivities. It is a finger prick test for IgG inflammatory responses to 69 common food proteins and provides easy to read results. The test is completed during a Nutrition Consultation
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