What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional Therapy focuses on the root causes of ill health as opposed to merely treating the symptoms. As a practice, nutritional therapy draws on current and emerging nutrition science and research and provides an individual approach to healthcare based on diet and lifestyle change.
Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health issues.
Practitioners recognise that each person is unique and should be treated as such rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Please note, nutritional therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and Practitioners should always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs/symptoms to an appropriate medical professional. Practitioners will often work alongside a medical professional and other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Who is a Nutrition consultation for?
Nutritional Therapy is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well being. Joanna specifically focuses on all aspects of women’s health including disorders such as PCOS or endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, PMS, bloating, fertility, conception or postpartum.
What does the process entail?
A 15 minute *free* no obligation telephone conversation to discuss your symptoms/concerns and explain how I would be able to help you.
If you decide you would like to book a consultation I will email you a pre-consultation questionnaire and a 3 day food diary which you will need to complete and email back to me at least 24 hours prior to our consultation.
The first consultation will be 60 minutes, during which we will have a comprehensive discussion around your medical history, health, diet, lifestyle, possible pregnancy journey (if applicable) as well as your goals and aims of the consultation.
Based on this discussion I will then put together a comprehensive and bespoke plan inclusive of dietary advice, sample meal plans, lifestyle suggestions and any supplements and functional testing recommendations I think might be necessary. If you decide to proceed with any tests I can order these for you.
If you decide to make a follow-up appointment we will review how the plan is going and discuss any further improvements or new symptoms or areas you wish to discuss.
Email communication for any questions you might have is included for up to two weeks after your consultation.
How much does it cost?
15 minute discovery call → Free (please email us firstname.lastname@example.org to organise)
60 minute initial consultation → £90
60 minute follow up → £60
30 minute follow up → £40
What training does a Nutritional Therapist undertake?
A Diploma in Nutritional Therapy is a 3 year course which covers biomedicine, an in depth study of nutrition and the integral role it plays in our health as well as 200 hours of clinical practice.
Who are the regulatory bodies for a Nutritional Therapist?
The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) is a professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutrition Practitioners.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is another Regulatory Body which was set up with government support to protect the public. To be eligible for registration, they must have undertaken training that meets the minimum national standards of practice – as set by the Nutritional Therapy National Occupational Standards and the Nutritional Therapy Core Curriculum.
‘Being a first time pregnancy I really wanted to make sure that I was being as healthy as I could for my baby’s growth and development. Jo has been fantastic throughout and I’ve felt supported since the beginning. The sessions and guidance are very bespoke and she got to know me as an individual, as well as taking the time to answer any questions I had throughout. She is extremely calming and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using Jo throughout your pregnancy experience.’
‘Joanna really helped me during my post baby months where I was breastfeeding and unsure of how to nourish my baby to the best of my ability. I wasn’t sure that I was eating the correct foods to benefit the both of us. Joanna put together a plan for me and supported me through this time and I feel that I have benefited hugely from her input, support, advice & encouragement. The diet I followed helped to balance my unstable post pregnancy hormones, make me feel like I had energy (sleep deprived as I was) & the best part was the meals were quick and easy to prepare. I felt my immunity improved and having a thriving baby is the ultimate reward for any mum. Joanna’s advice and help was absolutely invaluable in our lives.’
‘Jo’s advice and reassurance was so helpful and made me feel really calm and relaxed when we were thinking about trying for a baby. Throughout my pregnancy, Jo was always on hand to offer me tips and advice about diet and which supplements I should be taking. My daughter is now 7 months and Jo has been so helpful at offering guidance and ideas during the weaning process. It has been so reassuring to have Jo’s knowledge and support each step of the way.’