I offer one to one consultations in my clinic or via Zoom/phone.
Before we meet, I gather information from your questionnaire and food diary, to help prepare your tailored nutrition plan. With the aim of reducing your symptoms, at the consultation, I get to work at trying to also find the root cause. I look at your medical history and your current diet and lifestyle, including medication and supplements, if applicable. As a Registered Nutritionist it is best practice to always check medication against any contraindications. I put together my recommendations, which include a tailored eating and lifestyle plan, with recipes and supplements. This also includes support and guidance around what nutrition is and why specific recommendations have been made.
Who could benefit from a nutrition consultation?
I work with a variety of adults clients, including females and males. I work mainly with adults who are juggling a lot of different roles in their lives and who need support with general improved health but also specific concerns such as high cholesterol or Osteoporosis. Others may be struggling with a health condition that is leaving them exhausted and struggling with digestive symptoms. Sometimes all they need is to fine tune their existing diet to look and feel better. I work best with clients who want to take control of their own health and who may believe that they can do this through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
How many nutrition consultations will be required?
The first consultation usually lasts 1 hour. In order to monitor progress, it’s necessary for you to return after 2-4 weeks for a shorter follow up appointment. For weight loss, these follow ups may be shorter and more frequent. Working with clients for a minimum of 3 months has been shown to help with accountability and for us to make any tweaks that are deemed necessary. Changes should not be stressful and need to be sustainable and it all depends on what each person wants to achieve.
Do you do specialised tests?
Yes, I am registered with a number of recognised private laboratories who provide specialised tests. If there are specific tests that you are interested in, let me know and I would be happy to discuss it with you. While working with someone, I will suggest a specific test, if I feel it necessary. Tests can be a worthwhile investment, to help get to the underlying root cause of your symptoms. The most common tests that I utilise are Adrenal Test and SIBO Test.