Firstly, I take a holistic or “Functional Medicine” approach and address the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. This means I look at the complex web of interactions between physical and mental/cognitive body systems, the environment and client lifestyle patterns that can contribute to imbalances and influence long-term health.
Secondly, I don’t ask you to give up all your favourite foods. Why? Because nutritional advice and programmes based on choice restriction usually fail. People get tired of feeling deprived. They go off their programmes, and even worse, then feel bad about themselves for not having enough will power, discipline, or motivation to stick to their regimes.
Thirdly, I don’t just explain to you what you need to do, I help you do it. Your progress is monitored and you are guided until you feel you can confidently support your well-being. Step-by-step, practical dietary and lifestyle modifications are introduced which are realistic for you- and within your comfort zone. This way, adjustments will fit into your lifestyle and consequently have a more lasting impact on your long-term health and well-being.