BESPOKE NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Nutritional Therapy is an integrated healing approach which considers each case individually. Not a one size fits all approach. Diet, lifestyle, emotions, psychological and physical stresses can all contribute to your unique health story.
During your session I will consider & assess the following areas of health:
Environmental Factors: Mold, toxic metals, chemicals, EMFs/artificial light
Pathogens: Lyme, viruses, parasites, bacterial and fungal imbalances
Trauma: Physical, psychological, emotional
Structural issues: Injuries, surgeries, TBI, accidents, connective tissue-related, EDS, hypermobility
Medical/Dental: Floxing, vaccine injury, surgeries, anesthesia, medical malpractice, dental infections/toxicity
Genetics/Familial Associations: Quantifying gene expression & familial associations
Dietary: Food quality, food intolerances, food compatibility
Over the last 20 years many ‘ways of eating’ have professed to be the ultimate road to health. For several decades the villain has been fat ans cholesterol, but over the last few years carbohydrates and sugar have taken the blame.
The truth is no one-size-fits-all solution to nutrition because everyone’s energy requirements and metabolic status differ. One man’s poison can literally be another’s medicine. I have witnessed this time and again.
The benefits of consultation
Anna provides clinical feedback relating to your case, as she sees it presented, helping you to join the dots and leave the session feeling empowered and informed. It also sets you up with first stage corrective supplementation, relating to your case within the context of her clinical understanding.
The second consultation provides time to design your 5 day food diary, according to your food tolerance testing session. You can be tested for up to 50 foods during this time. you leave the session knowing exacting which foods will support healing and long term health, and those triggering your symptoms and perpetuating disease.
> The benefit of clinical feedback is to present a clear interpretation of health story, set goals and to engage the meaning-response.
> The benefit of using corrective supplementation is to expedite healing, by brining focus and healing to challenged organs and systems.
> The intention of removing key food challenges and immunoglobin triggers from your diet is to take stress off your body, whilst supporting biological systems to heal.
3 Nutritional Therapy consultations are required to set you up
YOUR WELCOME PACK + DETOX MANUAL
I have trained in Systematic Kinesiology levels 1-4 allowing me to use this skill within my nutritional practice. Systematic kinesiology uses all four leavers of the body (2 x arms / 2 x legs). When moving the leaver in various directions it locks into a specific organ or biological system which correlates to that leaver. Systematic kinesiology is a an accepted science, and can therefore be is used to asses the health of the body. It can also be used to provide accurate supplement recommendations and food tolerance testing.
Using Kinesiology to provide supplement guidelines: We first find the weak organ, by finding the weak correlating muscle. We then lay the supplement on the body and re-test the correlating muscle. Typically a weak muscle will strengthen when the correct supplement is placed upon the body when a muscle is weak / correlating to a weakened organ. Equally a strong muscle will weaken when the incorrect supplement is placed upon the body. This information provides a gateway and dialogue between the practitioner and the ‘body’ of the client, which has advantages over clinical testing and questionnaires alone.
Using Kinesiology for food and substance testing: All substances can to be tested; food, liquids, toxicity triggers such as cat fur, mold, heavy metals, homeopathic nosodes of every variety.
Nutrition is fundamental to health. Yet foods are not simply ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’ but rather they contain nutrients which alone or as part of a whole dietary pattern alter a host of physiological functions including metabolism, gut activity and gene expression. In many cases progress with health problems will be impossible or seriously limited unless appropriate dietary changes are undertaken.
I provide individual dietary advice based on each client’s symptom’s, medical history, food tolerance testing with kinesiology, lab results and even genetic testing to ensure that the rational behind my recommendations are fully understood. Nutritional supplements fit into this approach perfectly.
Generally speaking, the foundation of everyone’s diet should be fresh, unprocessed foods. Rediscovering traditional meals based around meat, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and full-fat dairy products.
I have worked with some extra-ordinary complex health cases, and it is now my firm belief that it would be idealistic to consider that we can obtain all the nutrients required for robust health without supplementation.
For one moment consider toxicity in the environment
Living in a toxic environment, where 250 chemicals adverse to human health can be measured with the umbilical chord even prior to birth. The reality is that this is a world of toxic extremes, dealing with chemicals from inside the home and our food supplies 24/7. Our bodies are not designed for this measure, and can only cope for so long before it breaks down at the weakest genetic link.
Q: Are all supplements the same?
A: NO! I only ever use supplements that I know are worthy of your investment. Your body will know that you are getting the real-deal, usually within a matter of weeks and sometime only days. Remember you get what you pay for with supplements. I believe that you owe it to yourself to have the best.
I therefore recommend supplements in every case to support optimal health. Guided by kinsiology throughout the supplement selection process.
Q: Are all brands the same?
A: NO! In some cases only one or two brands of the SAME nutrient or glandular will test up as a positive for the client. With cheaper brands filled with toxic binders and fillers (or simply poor quality) switching healthy muscles of the body off.
I value the good working relationship I have with my suppliers and can draw on their expertise when needed.
(Diagnostic tests from some of the top labs in the world)
When more information is desirable I have access to a wide range of diagnostic tests through partner labs. Depending on the nature of the investigation this may be a saliva, urine or stool sample which can all be completed in the privacy of your home. Blood samples do need to be booked-in with an taken by a local phlebotomist.
Tests frequently ordered include:
Organic acid testing – a very useful diagnostic aid in identifying metabolic and microbial markers, vitamin status and oxalate levels.
Heavy metals – body burdens of toxic metals enabling stategies for detoxification.
Coeliac markers – a full panel of gluten reactivity markers (unlike the limited test offered by the NHS)
DNA profiling – for the ultimate in personalised medicine
Plus many others including – nutrient status, thyroid function, stool testing, allergy and autoimmune testing, homocysteine testing, etc.
I am also a big fan of genetic testing…
Encoded from birth is our DNA which is subsequently influenced by our environments, our nutritional choices and lifestyle. As well as our relationships, our sense of community and emotional responses. The influence of these external factors upon our DNA is known as Epigenetics.
> DNA Genetic Panels provide clues as to why we may be predisposed to developing certain health conditions.
> Functional Medicine Panels then help us to understand the present outcome of our genetic predispositions. Test results can also help us to track progress. I am a big fan of both!
Please note, laboratory tests often require additional consultation time to go through the results and rationales for nutritional support especially where complex interpretation is required.
Integrating Genetic Panels within nutritional consultation is the perfect compliment and therefore strongly recommended.
1st NT consultation: £240, up to 2 hours
2nd NT consultation: £240, up to 2 hours
3rd NT consultation £240 up to 2 hours
Further follow-ups (in clinic / Skype / telephone): £120 / hour
Scheduling weekend, evening and holiday time consultations
There are times when a client is unable to have their supplements checked during term time, as there are few of you who are bound to boarding school schedules, live a long way away in the UK, and some abroad Therefore under a special agreement, weekend and holiday consultation can be scheduled:
Weekend and holiday booking are charged by the hourly rate @ £150 per hour, invoiced and paid for at the time of booking and non-refundable.