Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How will nutritional therapy help me?
A. Nutritional therapy is a complementary medicine, used for a wide range of health problems. A nutritionist’s approach is ideal for chronic health problems as well as weight loss and general health concerns, including digestive discomfort and low energy.
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science towards the promotion of health, peak performance, and individual care. Nutritionists 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. www.bant.org.uk
By choosing a BANT registered nutritional therapist you can be confident that they follow the strict BANT Code of Professional Practice & have professional indemnity insurance for clinical practice.

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Q. Can nutritional therapy and allergy testing help with my health condition?
A. Nutritional therapy and allergy testing will support your health and can improve the symptoms of a wide range of conditions including menopause, fatigue, blood sugar imbalance, skin problems, anxiety, bloating and digestive discomfort. Nutritional therapy and allergy testing are ideal approaches for when you need to lose weight or gain weight. Always consult your GP in conjunction with seeing a nutritionist. If your health condition isn’t listed here, get in touch to find out how I can help. See patient testimonials here.

Q. Can nutritional therapy help with weight loss?
A. Yes. Nutritional therapy is an excellent step to take if you are overweight and struggling to lose weight. Following a personalised health assessment, I can advise on those foods that will support healthy weight loss and reduce cravings. I will also test for food allergies and intolerances may also be preventing weight loss. Always see your GP in the first instance to rule out any underlying condition that may be causing weight gain.

Q. How long will it take me to see improvements once I’ve seen my nutritional therapist?
A. When health is unbalanced it takes variable amounts of time for improvements, but by working with your personal treatment plan you should start to notice improvements fairly soon. Nutritional therapy looks at the root cause of your symptoms, works with you on an individual basis and looks at your body holistically to restore optimum health.

Q. Will I need to take supplements?
A. Initially your diet will be assessed in detail at the consultation. This is the first step towards achieving health balance. Full dietary recommendations will be included at the consultation. There may be areas that need boosting to ensure adequate vitamin and mineral levels are included. Symptoms such as impaired immunity and digestive discomfort require carefully selected supplements prescribed at the correct levels, to assist the body more quickly to recover to optimum levels of health. Contraindications with medication, supplements and foods are always taken into account.
Supplements are not always necessary and depend on many variables including time of year, overall health status and lifestyle factors. If considered necessary accurate and specific supplement recommendations will be made at the consultation.

Q. Where are you based?
My nutritional therapy clinics are based in Axminster, Devon, and Taunton, Somerset. See the page footer for contact and location info.