Nutrition & Naturopathy
The food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing – and fortunately, it is an area of our life that we can have a lot of positive control over.
Nutritional therapists can help people make positive changes in all areas of health and wellbeing, and people come to see them for a very wide range of reasons, including:
Optimising general health and immunity
Improving energy levels
Food allergies and intolerances
IBS and digestive disorders
Hormone balance and gynaecological conditions
Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition
Our experienced and caring nutritionists look at all aspects of your health and life, and gain a full understanding of you as an individual, in order to give you effective and personalised strategies to help you improve your health and make nutritional changes that are achievable and sustainable.
Each therapist has their own specialist areas of interest and expertise – please visist our therapists' individuual pages to find out more about their view of nutrition and their way of working...
Good health is more than the absence of disease, and naturopathy helps people achieve an optimal state of wellbeing and vitality, whatever their age or health status. Naturopathy is the original system of natural healthcare that has become well known in recent years as Functional Medicine.
A naturopathic treatment plan usually incorporates nutrition, natural supplements where needed and advice about self-care (stress reduction, exercise, lifestyle changes...)
In addition to this, some naturopaths are trained in further techniques such as kinesiology, osteopathy, homeopathy, herbal medicine and health coaching/counselling.
This offers patients a truly integrated approach to whatever problem they are seeking help with.
People seek help from naturopathys for a wide range of conditions; from digestive and hormonal problems, to allergies and stress-related issues.
Naturopathy has three main guiding philosophies...
1) It recognises that the body is an incredible self-regulating system, which is able to heal itself given the right conditions.
2) It works through the connections between the structural, biochemical and mental/emotional dimesnions of health. If one of these components is disrupted, there is usually a ripple-effect through the other two, causing disruption or dysfunction wherever our ‘weakest link’ is.
3) Naturopathy embraces the uniqueness of each individual. We all respond differently to emotional, structural, nutritional, social or cultural influences and stimuli, and an effective treatment plan will take this into account.
Naturopaths always seek to find an effective way to promote the body’s natural wellbeing. You will usually have much more time with an naturopath than with your GP. Therefore, there will be time for you to fully explain your condition and for the practitioner to ask questions and make suggestions.
Naturopaths understand and respect the contribution of conventional medicine towards treating illnesses. They will always tailor your treatment plan to be safe and supportive of any medical care you are receiving.
If you are seeking help from a member of the nutrition and naturopathy team please contact the Centre and we will be delighted to help.