Common Health Conditions
The body is an amazingly complex mass of cells and systems and when optimum health prevails, it can heal itself. Nutritional therapy aims to help this process by targeting the root cause of problems and by rebalancing the body’s chemistry.
It also recognizes that each person is unique and what suits one, may not suit another. Not all foods are right for everyone – many of us have intolerances – and nutritional therapy aims to find out what these are and develop an eating programme that suits you.
Can nutritional therapy help you?People turn to nutritional therapy for different reasons:
- conventional medicine hasn’t helped
- medication has produced unwelcome side-effects
- they want to do things naturally.
Good health means different things to different people and many of us have common health issues we’d like to rectify:
- Indigestion, bloating, flatulence - ‘why do I get bloated after every meal?’
- Excess weight that won’t budge and when it does it just comes back again - ‘I’m always on a diet and watching the calories’
- Short term memory lapses – ‘how often do I have to climb the stairs before I remember what it is I climbed them for?’
- Fatigue - ‘why do I feel tired all the time?’
- Stress and anxiety - ‘why can’t I think straight?’
Simple adjustments to what, when and how you eat can make a huge difference to your wellbeing and overall health. We all need help sometimes in finding the best way for us, as individuals, to improve our health so that we can enjoy life the way we want to.
Not many of us have the luxury of spare time and time to think is rare, so any recommended changes need to fit in with hectic lifestyles: I can show you how to do this and help you to achieve your goals with minimum disruption to your everyday life.
Common conditions that can be helped by Nutritional TherapyMost disorders will respond to nutritional therapy and listed below are just a few of some of the more common conditions:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Bowel and Digestive disorders – constipation, diarrhoea, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
- Frequent colds
- Food intolerances and allergies
- Hormonal disturbances
- Immunity problems - slow wound healing, repeated infections, coughs, colds, bronchitis
- Infertility – PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), re-establishing ovulation, endometriosis
- Joint problems - rheumatism and arthritis
- Lethargy, lack of energy, fatigue
- Memory and concentration problems
- Panic attacks
- Period problems - painful, heavy, irregular, PMT (pre menstrual tension)
- Pre-conception and pregnancy
- Menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, anxiety, panic attacks
- Migraine and headaches
- Skin conditions - eczema and acne
- Stress and anxiety
- Urinary tract problems including cystitis, thrush and kidney disorders
- Viral infections - ME, hepatitis, shingles, herpes, impetigo
- Weight management