You have a health concern or condition and want to learn more about how diet and nutrition could benefit you:
Pre-diabetic blood sugar control / blood sugar levels
Chronic pain and inflammation
Female Health - PCOS, Fibroids, PMS, Menopause, Endometriosis
Auto Immune Conditions - Rheumatoid Arthritis, Coeliac Disease, Psoriasis for example
Digestive Conditions – IBS, GERD, IBD
After your initial consultation with Birgitta our nutritionist, you’re noticing changes:
Low energy levels and mood is improving
Reduced pain and symptoms
Ability to gently exercise
Weight loss starting with a sustainable nutrition plan
Blood sugars are more balanced and more in control
Digestive symptoms reduced and able to eat more foods
You’re feeling confident with beginning to understand your health check numbers and why the suggested adaptations to diet and lifestyle are starting to work for you.
‘Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.’ - Jim Ryun
Now we have started to make some changes, this is the time to reflect and discuss with Birgitta your next steps on your Broken to Brilliant journey at Bridgeham.
You may wish to review your health check numbers to gauge where you are on your journey.
You now have much higher energy levels; you’re eating well and making better choices.
Your blood sugars are under control without the need for medication.
Your hormones have regulated.
You’re enjoying food and have no digestive issues.
Now you feel well, where do you want to go from here? Let's set some goals!
New recipes and menu planning are just the beginning!
You know your health check numbers fall within healthy boundaries, so you plan to meet annually to review the numbers and feedback any changes.
You’re living your best life, confident you know your body and you make the best choices for you!
Naturopathic Nutrition is a complementary approach to wellness and vitality. The focus is on using the healing power of nature to achieve optimum health alongside any medical treatment the client may be having. A naturopath will work with the client to educate them on healthy food and lifestyle choices. Whilst a naturopathic nutritional therapist will address the immediate symptoms a client is experiencing in order to alleviate them, they will also try to identify and resolve the underlying causes of the condition. Naturopaths treat each person as an individual, tailoring every treatment plan for that person and working in a holistic way to restore balance and equilibrium.
Anyone who wishes to improve his or her health! Whilst many people seek nutritional therapy as a way to address specific medical conditions or manage their weight, others want to boost their immune system, improve their long-term health, maximise sporting performance, increase energy levels, balance hormones or improve sleep.
Before your consultation we will send you a questionnaire and a three day food diary to complete and return before your appointment. This is a starting point from which we will explore more deeply. Your initial consultation will last 1 hour. First you will be asked about your health goals. There will be questions about your past and current health, any medications or medical treatment you are currently having, supplements you take, sleep, energy and so forth. To help you achieve your aims you will be asked to keep an accurate diary of everything you eat and drink over a few days. This will help to identify what nutrients you may not be getting enough of, others which may be affecting your health in a negative way and where we can quickly and easily improve your diet.
When you come for your consultation, we will build up a more detailed picture of your health and lifestyle from your questionnaire and food diary and with this picture our nutritionist will put together a treatment plan for you to follow. You will receive a synopsis of the plan, followed by an email that may have some additional information and guidance. In some cases, dietary supplements/nutraceuticals (vitamins, minerals, etc.) may be recommended. Occasionally some diagnostic tests may be needed to ensure the treatment plan is targeted accurately e.g. stool, urine or blood tests.
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