Good nutrition is the building block of a healthy life.
What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy is about promoting optimum health and treating disease through a diet of organic, whole foods, as well as natural supplements. It’s about helping you feel as good as you possibly can.
The main principles of nutritional therapy are:
- To identify and treat the cause rather than the symptoms.
- A back to basics approach – the more natural the food you eat, the better. Natural and fresh food is likely to retain more nutrients.
- Recognising that we are complex organisms and need a wide range of nutrients for the body to stay fit and well. In the short-term the body may cope with any short-falls but longer-term the imbalances are likely to be expressed as various symptoms and start causing us problems.
How your body performs, both physically and mentally, is directly related to what you eat.
Food is your body’s fuel and is broken down to make raw materials such as hormones, enzymes and neurotransmitters that make your body work – so we really are what we eat!
If you lack good quality fuel your body will struggle to function properly and this could cause a reduction in overall health and increase your vulnerability to infections and other health problems.
How does it work?
Nutritional therapy works by applying a Functional Medicine approach, looking at the individual, not the symptoms, and supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body, naturally, rather than attacking disease directly. Our bodies are amazing machines and providing them with the right fuel can make dramatic changes to our health.
I provide a service that is tailored to each individual to find a programme to support your health and that can fit into your life and be practical to follow in order to achieve your goals.
Before our first meeting be prepared to spend about 20 minutes completing your health questionnaire. Our first meeting will last for 90 minutes and as a big part of Functional Medicine is exploring your personal and family history in detail you can expect to do a lot of talking in our first session. The treatment plan we put together will probably include changes in your lifestyle, your physical activity, how you deal with stress and other factors as well as what you eat.
What is it used for?
Nutritional therapy can help many people, from those who don’t make the link between the health niggles that they think are normal or a result of getting older to all sorts of other health problems. Typical issues I help address are: weight management, stress, digestive problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, allergies and intolerances, thyroid health, skin problems and recurring infections. Female health issues can also be supported by nutritional therapy including menopause symptoms, polycystic ovaries, PMS and endometriosis.
It can also help improve performance for sport by improving endurance and boost strength and performance
Is it effective
Yes! There are no magic solutions in health and how long nutritional therapy can take to make a difference is very individual. Some clients see almost immediate changes to their symptoms even for long-standing conditions and for others the progress is more gradual.
Some testimonials are:
“I changed my diet after seeing you and have had a fantastic week full of energy”
“Since seeing you I’ve lost half a stone and have so much more energy”
“My bloating is now non-existent”
“I would just like to thank you for all your help and support over the last few months I haven’t felt so well in years. Your explanation of what was wrong and how to rectify it was easy to understand although I know you had put many hours into your research. I am always singing your praises to my friends as they have noticed the difference in me since receiving your help”.
How much does it cost?
An initial consultation costs £95 for 90 minutes and a follow up is £70 for an hour. How many sessions are needed depends on the individual. We like to work on facts not guesses so we prefer to use laboratory tests wherever we can to clearly identify underlying causes which help focus recommendations to help you get results quicker are charged for separately. The fees don’t include any nutritional supplements which might be recommended.
Therapist in Residence:
What our clients say about us
I understand that you are giving a talk to a group at a Fibromyalgia Group so I thought I would drop you a line and let you know who I have been since I saw you in Octobers last year and you may wish to quote my email in your chat.
When I came to see you I was in a lot of pain especially in my neck and shoulders and some in my lower back which was having a massive effect on my sleep and general well being. I had tried physiotherapy, Chiropractor and osteopath before having Bowen Therapy. Since my treatment with you I now rarely have any pain and now manage to get a good nights sleep which In turn has improved my quality of life which is why you haven’t seen me.
When I had my first treatment I must say I was sceptical (not sure if spelt right) and sometimes felt worse once I was home but after 4 sessions I decided to have a break from treatment and see what would happen and the the results have been amazing a complete life saver in my view. I no longer find that I am feeling depressed and am able to cope with life so much better and have even started exercising again.
I would say to anyone give Bowen a try and don’t dismiss it till you have at least a couple of sessions. After suffering for YEARS Bowen Therapy has in effect given me my life back. I am due to see a rhematoligist at the end of the month due to an unexplained swelling/lump that I have on my wrist which may or may not be the cause of intermittent pain I am getting in my thumb joint and also to see if I do indeed have Fibromyalgia (recently had lot of eye trouble which has been put down to dry eye) Always something with me but at least I am no longer in constant pain.
Late I know but thank you so much as you were a great.
Hi, just thought I would let you know that I spoke with my aunt last night, and she is very pleased with the service that you provide. Her feet felt great afterwards.
So, thank you, she thought it was a lovely experience.
I know that she has booked a second appointment so she has happy feet for Christmas! I am sure that she will spread the word amongst her friends.
Having developed a very painful and debilitating “frozen shoulder” which was impacting on my ability to lift my left arm higher than just a few inches, I was becoming concerned aboutthe amount of pain-killing drugs I was having to take to get through the day. I heard about the “Bowen Technique” through a friend and in desperation decided to book an appointment with Lee, to see if it could possibly help the condition. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after just one pain free and relaxing session, I was amazed to find that the mobility in my shoulder had noticeably increased. Five treatments and about a month later, my shoulder was completely back to normal with its full mobility restored. That was seven months ago and my shoulder is still absolutely fine in every way. I can’t thank Lee enough for her help in using the “Bowen Technique” to completely cure my shoulder
So you can see I have a lot to THANK Bowen and you for…. There were times when I was going to give up – purely from the fear factor of not having a “loo” on that journey – but it’s amazing what you can “hold on to” …….I have been feeling very well and my body is improving almost weekly – my fitness is probably 100% up on this time last year and I feel positive, happy, calm in myself
Afternoon Lee Thank you for seeing me on Monday. I have made an appointment to see a doctor on Thursday and will let you know the outcome.The spasms around the ribs have almost gone, I am sleeping wonderfully and my neck is more flexible. I have been ambling around (and drinking water!) since Monday and this morning I’m feeling brighter. Looking forward to Monday! Kindest Regards Jo
HI Lee, Oh my its all better thank you so much can’t really believe the difference:you are magic. Thank you so much. Best regards and have a good Christmas if not seeing you before.
Since the start of my Bowen treatment I have had relief from pain that I have had for several years. I would recommend it to anyone who has any problems with their health. Also I find that my body and mind seem to be a lot more relaxed, feeling of well being.
Hi, I met you last week at Wexham Park Hospital, where you did a taster session
on myself. I’m very interested in having another treatment with you. I had great relief from the session I had with you.
I just thought I’d give you an update after my therapy yesterday. I felt so relaxed for the rest of the day and my painful right shoulder really subsided as the day went on.
I woke up this morning and felt brilliant! Hardly any aches and pains at all. I’ve had a great day with boundless energy. I’ve achieved so much, silly little things really but they mean a lot to be able to do these things that a few weeks ago seemed impossible.
I eventually called it a day at 4.30 pm and took a good book into the garden with a large glass of wine!
For the first time in weeks I feel totally normal and still very relaxed.
I’m looking forward to my therapy next week.
See you then, Kind regards,Sue
I’ve been meaning to send you a progress report for a while. My second treatment was nearly 3 weeks ago now.
Everything is doing really well! My leg and right side feels very different and ‘connected’ again. I realise I had got used to it not feeling right and now I’m definitely noticing the difference. I’m sure I’m moving in a more balanced way. The improvement has been dramatic after the last treatment. I did have some recurrence of aches down the leg and/or sciatic area some days later but this didn’t last very long. I find it hard to believe that two sessions have achieved this result.
I am delighted with how you and Bowen have helped me. Thank you so much; it’s a wonderful therapy. I’m feeling sure that this change for the better is permanent – but I’ll certainly call you if I do have any concerns later.
I hope all is well with you.
Best wishes JC
As a well-established curtain manufacturing business in the Maidenhead area, I know how important it is to offer a personal, high quality service to my clients.
I would therefore like to thank you for reaching the same high standard in you recent dealings with me. I was recommended to use you by Sally Radford of the Amber zone after I was diagnosed with tendinitis in my knee. I was a little apprehensive a first but you put me at ease very quickly. The treatment is like nothing I have ever experienced before however, I don’t need to know how it works, all I know is that it does. Three sessions and I was pain free and now I am even able to dance in the kitchen (when no-one is looking).
Thank you for your help and I will find it easy to refer my client’s to you, knowing that they are in safe hands.