It is helpful and time-saving if a medical / lifestyle questionnaire can be completed prior to the first appointment. When possible I will e-mail this directly to a client; alternatively, if a client could arrive 10 minutes earlier to look through and fill in parts of the form, this would be helpful.
- The first consultation lasts approximately 11/4 – 11/2 hours.
At your first consultation we will spend time talking about your present diet, your current and past medical history, and any symptoms that you may be currently experiencing. My aim is to investigate the root causes of your symptoms. We will discuss the aims of your treatment plan and how you will be able to achieve these, centred around your goals and lifestyle. We may discuss any laboratory tests that might be useful either through your GP or from private laboratories.
- The second consultation lasts approximately 1 hour. This should be booked 3 to 4 weeks after the first consultation.
I will spend time researching your case further and write a personalised treatment plan for you. This will be discussed in the 2nd consultation which will include food related advice, lifestyle related advice and if appropriate I may prescribe supplements or discuss further laboratory tests that might be useful either through your GP or from private laboratories.
My fees reflect the research carried out both before and after the consultations to ensure that my recommendations are safe, effective and tailored to the needs of the individual.
Each client receives personalised advice on:
- Specific foods they may need to increase such as fruits and vegetables or decrease processed foods
- Handouts on the benefits of certain foods alongside recipes making it easier to incorporate changes to one’s diet
- Supplements that they may require for short periods of time, and the reasons why
- Lifestyle recommendations
I may also recommend undertaking some functional testing; again this would be discussed in detail.
Stool analysis – assesses the function of digestive tract, bacterial or yeast overgrowths, parasites, gut flora, leaky gut and immune function.
Saliva Testing For Adrenal Hormones – measures the levels of the stress hormones DHEAS and cortisol in your saliva, and provides an evaluation of how cortisol levels differ throughout the day.
Hair Mineral Analysis – are analysed for a number of nutritional elements (calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc) and also for toxic elements (aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel)
If you are taking any medication, your nutrition plan will always take this into account. Never stop taking medication without the guidance of your doctor.
Cash or cheque only are accepted as payment at the initial consultation.
Reduced rates for senior citizens and students are available, please ask for details.
If you have difficulty coming to the clinics, it may be possible to do the consultation via Skype / FaceTime or on the phone. Please contact me on 07806 611282 for details.