What is Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional therapy is part of the modern holistic approach to health care called ‘functional medicine’.  Functional medicine does not focus on isolated symptoms but rather on the processes which underlie and precede them. It is suitable both for those trying to improve their health through diet and for those who are suffering from chronic disease. Nutritional therapy can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine. Nutritional therapy seeks to optimize health by considering the function of the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, the immune system and the endocrine system and nutritional and metabolic pathways.

Claudine will use a comprehensive symptom, lifestyle and dietary analysis to identify the imbalances underlying your health concern and work out the impact that your current diet may be having on your health.  Claudine will also use tests such as stool and urine analysis, hormone assessment, nutritional screening, neurotransmitter testing and hair mineral analysis to develop a highly targeted treatment plan which is focussed on the achievement of your health goal. Testing can also ensure efficient monitoring of your progress. Treatment methodologies include diet, nutrition and lifestyle advice and these can be combined with the appropriate use of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, herbs, amino acids, antioxidants and natural glandulars.

“After a year of struggling after the birth of my second child, I was diagnosed with postnatal depression and anxiety. I was offered sleeping tablets and anti-depressants by my GP but I didn’t feel comfortable taking either for fear of dependency.

Since I favoured a more natural approach as opposed to conventional medicine, I embarked upon a programme of supplements and healthy eating which Claudine tailored specifically to my needs.

A few months down the line and I have noticed a dramatic difference in both my physical and mental well-being. My mood has improved and my sleeping pattern is far more regular. I have more energy and this has encouraged me to exercise which in turn has improved things further.

I would highly recommend Nutritional Therapy and Claudine in particular as she is very client focused and professional. I am grateful to her for her ongoing support and encouragement”

RJ, Twickenham

Claudine is a nutritionist based in Tring, Hertfordshire – “passionate about the effect of nutrition and lifestyle on health and well-being”.

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