“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.” Maimonides, 12th Century Physician and Philosopher
Many of the common diseases of today such as heart disease and diabetes are related to diet, meaning that we can reduce our risk of developing these conditions by following a healthy diet. In fact, it has been estimated that a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by a healthy diet, physical activity and weight management(1).
In addition, there are many chronic conditions which conventional Western medicine finds difficult to treat. For example, food intolerances, PMS, chronic fatigue and skin conditions such as eczema and acne. Often what’s on offer is simply to manage or mask the symptoms with medication. However, these can have unpleasant side-effects and don’t actually treat the cause of the problem, which means that as soon as you stop taking the medication, the problem you took it for comes back.
Sometimes, there isn’t a specific illness but we just don’t feel great, and may experience common symptoms such as lack of energy, bloating, headaches, weight gain, mood swings etc.
Nutritional Medicine encompasses the use of carefully compiled individual prescriptions for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health, vitality and wellbeing.
Good nutrition is the foundation of your health and you really “are what you eat”, so it is important that your diet contains the right ingredients to keep you balanced and prevent illness.
Whatever your condition, whether you have specific symptoms now or you would simply like to maintain and protect your health, nutritional medicine can help you to live a healthy, symptom-free life.
Nutrition can be especially beneficial for:
• Weight management – weight loss, weight gain and muscle building
• Improving energy levels, vitality and overall wellbeing
• Healthy ageing
• Digestive disorders – bloating, IBS, indigestion, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis.
• Hormonal problems – PMS, menopause, PCOS, fertility issues
• Food allergies / intolerances – including meal planning for anyone following gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, vegan etc. diets.
• Cardiovascular health – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Metabolic Syndrome
• Blood sugar control – for energy, diabetes management, pre-diabetes
• Sports and exercise nutrition
• Skin problems – acne, dry skin, rosacea, eczema, aging skin, psoriasis
• Insomnia, stress, depression, mood swings
• Immune system – chronic fatigue, frequent infections/colds etc.
• Menu Planning – for weight loss, weight gain, sports training, specific diets, food allergy/intolerance
So whether you goal is to lose weight, improve overall health and wellbeing or address a specific health issue, please get in touch to discuss how nutrition can benefit you.