What a nutritional therapy session typically involves
Before the first consultation, the practitioner usually provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. During the initial consultation the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The practitioner then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme.
All conversations are strictly confidential, but in certain circumstances it may be necessary, with your permission, to discuss your case with your doctor.
Please bring to your consultation any prescription medication and any supplements that you are taking. It is also helpful if you can bring any results of recent medical tests if you have them. Your GP’s surgery will easily print a copy for you.
Where relevant, possible food intolerances may be assessed using kinesiology muscle testing.
At the end of your consultation you will be given a sheet detailing dietary and lifestyle advice that is appropriate to your condition, together with supplement recommendations where indicated. If necessary, you will also be referred for further diagnostic tests.
Follow up consultations are generally after four weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Further follow-ups may be required depending on each individual situation. Continued support is available by phone or email between consultations.