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Pauline Ferry Dip CNM MBANT CNHC
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.
Each person is an individual with a unique biochemical, enviromental and genetic make-up. Nutritional Therapists recognise this and can recommend a personilised nutrition and lifestyle plan specifically tailored to your needs.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have consistently been shown to support all major systems in the body. They can help manage a wide range of health concerns such as stress, low energy and mood, weight management, food intolerance and sensitivity as well as chronic health conditions.
Nutritional Therapists believe that given the right conditions, the body has a natural ability to maintain and restore good health. By addressing nutritional imbalances and understanding how these may contribute to an individuals's health concerns, the body is supported towards optimum health and wellbeing.
Nutritional Therapy can help with the following and much more:
Health blood sugar balancing
Reducing hormonal imbalance
Optimising digestive health
Supporting emotional and psychological wellbeing
Improving tolerance to a wide range of food groups
Reducing fatigue and improving energy levels
Supporting thyroid health
Reducing bloood pressure
Promoting healthy skin
What to expect in your Nutritional Therapy Consultation
When booking your initial consultation I will ask you to complete a health and nutrition questionnaire and a three day food diary which you return to me by email or post prior to our meeting. This will ensure you get the most benefit from your session.
An initial consultation usually lasts up to 90 minutes and includes a detailed analysis of your completed questionnaire and an assessment of your current health concerns, goals, health history, diet and lifestyle. Using this information we will develop a personalised, safe, effective and achievable nutrition and lifestyle plan to support your health goals. If appropriate, nutritional supplements and GP/functional tests may also be recommended.
Food can have and does have a profound effect on health. Travelling extensively, living at times in rural areas with a young family, I experienced at first hand the effects of local diet on health and wellbeing. My daughter's first food was mashed papaya from the tree by our window in Suva, Fiji.
Returning to the UK, and experiencing the negative effects of a diet high in processed foods, triggered a passion in me for all things diet related. Many years, nutrition workshops and courses later, I trained at CNM where I completed the 3 year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. The value of naturopathic nutrition, which emphasises the importance of whole and organic food as medicine, has chrystalised in me through study, clinical practice and seeing the improvements that even small changes in food choice can make to clients' health
I am a member of the BANT (British Association of Applied and Nutritional Therapy), am fully insured and registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
A brief 2.5 min informative video of how clients can achieve improved wellbeing by consulting BANT regarding Nutritional Therapy