Consultations

Health Questionnaire Link
holistic nutritionist in SomersetBefore your nutritional therapy consultation or allergy test, you’ll need to complete a health questionnaire. This includes a food diary, symptoms, past medical history, details of current medication, and supplements. This is important to assist me in providing the best possible nutritional therapy program for you.
During your one hour appointment in Taunton, Somerset or Axminster, Devon, I will ask further health questions, assess lifestyle factors and examine any contraindications with current medication, foods and supplements. I will also find out more about your symptoms, including any recent tests, including blood tests, you may have had with your GP or consultant. I may recommend a food intolerance antibody test or other specific laboratory scientific tests.
At the end of the consultation I will give you written recommendations for your diet, a supplement prescription if necessary, lifestyle advice, and any test results that are immediate, that were included at the consultation.
A follow up appointment, taking 30 minutes, is usually recommended four weeks after the initial consultation, but is not always necessary. Ongoing follow up appointments are sometimes required, depending on symptoms and health problems.

Choosing a Registered Nutritional Therapist
BANT recommends that you choose a Registered Nutritional Therapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of nutritional therapy. BANT-member Registered Nutritional Therapists are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). By choosing a Registered Nutritional Therapist, registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured, and that they abide by the CNHC’s Code of Conduct. BANT members are qualified in both the science of nutrition as well as clinical practice.

What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
These include scientific laboratory tests, pH dietary balance, food diaries, food intolerance testing, vitamin and mineral assessment, tests for nutritional imbalances, hair mineral analysis, allergy testing and a wide range of other tests as appropriate to the individual.

Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.

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Liz put me completely at ease and was not remotely judgemental. Her empathy was magnificent and it is clear she deserves her qualifications because she is exceptionally knowledgeable. She also has a knack in explaining things in a way that is very easy to understand. The result of my thorough but non daunting food intolerance test was that I had intolerances to wheat and white fish. This certainly explained why fish and chips had not been agreeing with me – I’d put it down to it being greasy fried food – how wrong I was.

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