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Nutritional Medicine

You are what you eat. The quality of the food you eat, the balance of nutrients, the timing of meals and how you feel after eating are all important considerations in Naturopathic Nutrition.

Food provides the building blocks for our physical structure, it fuels us throughout the day and enables us to make the hormones, enzymes & immune system factors that run our body and keep us healthy.

Good nutrition is important for both our physical and mental health.

If you put cheap or dirty petrol in your car—how far would you get before the car broke down? Thinking about food as your fuel, resolves many illnesses and conditions simply by giving your body what it needs to work properly.

In your first appointment (1 hour) our Nutritionist will sit with you and discuss your lifestyle, your food likes and dislikes, assess your health and body functioning and devise a plan that suits you, that you can get started on straight away.

Your plan will involve simple, healthy recipes and ideas for snacks and quick, easy dinners when you don’t feel like cooking but obviously need to eat! Some people crave ‘healthy’ foods only to find in a Nutritional Medicine consultation that those foods are contributing to their ongoing health issues. When looking at diet it is not only to cut down on salt and sugar but sometimes too much of the good foods can make some people ill.

Our Nutritionist has a degree in Nutritional Medicine & also is a qualified personal trainer—so you can do food & fitness in your plan—with exercises that suit you. Natural health supplements to support your body while making changes will be prescribed to make making the dietary shifts easier, reduce cravings and boost energy.

Nutrition is the relationship of food to the health of the human body and is a fundamental component of any natural approach to health.

Possible nutritional deficiencies are also considered and the use of nutritional supplements and foods to affect changes in your health.

History of Nutrition

From as early as 475BC, it was realised that food contained nutrients - compounds that were absorbed and used by our body. In the age of Hippocrates, food was used in the treatment of wounds & illness, with Hippocrates famously stating 'let food be your medicine and medicine be your food'.

The modern study of nutrition began in 1747, when James Lind, a British Navy doctor, realised that lime juice (which contained Vitamin C) could be used to prevent scurvy and conducted the first scientific nutrition experiment.

In the 1770s Antoine Lavoisier discovered the process by which food is metabolised and since then, as science has become more sophisticated, we have learnt more and more about how foods affect the functioning of the human body.

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Benefits

  • Fluctuating energy levels during the day | Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Pre-diabetics | Diabetics
  • Food allergies & intolerances | Celiac Disease | Crohn's Disease
  • Weight Loss, Weight Gain & Weight Management
  • Cardiovascular problems | Heart Attack | Stroke | High Cholesterol
  • Chronic Fatigue | Insomnia | Stress management
  • Digestive complaints eg IBS, bloating, flatulence, constipation, diarrohea
  • Menstrual problems eg PCOS, fertility issues, cramping, menopause
  • Constantly catching viruses such as colds and flu, sore throats
  • Children eg poor concentration, ADHD, poor memory
  • Poor diet, not knowing what to eat
  • Detoxification | Feeling Sluggish | Swollen hands, feet, belly
  • Arthritis | Gout
  • Skin complaints