It is more important to know what sort of person has the disease than what disease the person has.
~ Hippocrates (The Father of Medicine)
Assessing your Health Condition
Nutritional Therapists are not permitted to diagnose, or claim to treat, medical conditions. Your GP is the best person to give your symptoms a name and my advice is not a substitute for professional medical treatment. There are certain conditions and certain symptoms that are life threatening and the Doctor is the best person to assess you under these circumstances.
If your condition is not life threatening and you are keen to halt its progression then it is my belief, like the founder of medicine, "it's more important to know what sort of body has the disease, than what disease a body has" and also why it has been allowed to thrive. Each individual has a unique biochemistry and environment and its my job to understand why your body is sending out symptoms or putting on the warning lights. Nutritional therapy and Nutritional balancing goes beyond symptoms and looks for the cause of the cause and then seeks to address this imbalance. Supporting the body's systems with the correct nutrients will allow its own healing mechanisms to flourish. Our bodies are amazing and have tremendous power to heal if they have the correct building blocks. The very best place to obtain these nutrients in the corrects ratios and forms is whole unadulterated organic food, or using food based supplements from reputable sources.
As a trained Nutritional Therapist I will guide you to what foods your body needs and what supplements are useful for your unique case. There are many different kinds of vitamins, minerals, fish oils, probiotics and lots of brands, you just have to visit any health shop to be confused. Let me show you how to rebalance your body and regain your health.
Symptoms of an imbalance include:
Fatigue/ Chronic Fatigue
High Blood Sugar- Type 2 Diabetes
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
These symptoms are just a few that your Doctors may have diagnosed. Orthodox treatment will involve medication which usually will allow your body to continue its daily activities pain free. This sounds great and in many cases life changing. However some of these medications may just be masking your bodies warning system which is, pain, to alert you there is a lack of nutrients to carry out its correct function. Many conditions can be sucessfully treated with diet and lifestyle changes and negates the need for expensive medication and their unwanted side effects.
The Body Chemist utilizes a detailed health history and symptom analysis including tongue and nail analysis to evaluate clients not only for disease but for the imbalances that may go untreated for years before becoming life threatning diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer or Alzheimer's. For more chronic health conditions and infertility problems other tests may be recommended such as hair analysis and stool testing.
I use natural therapies and food based medicine based on the principles of functional medicine to correct the imbalance at the root of the problem rather than simply covering symptoms. Body chemistry balancing may include assessment and optimization of:
- Immune system function - Inflammatory response - Digestion and absorption of nutrients - Stress management - Energy levels, mitochondrial support