NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST 

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE  (MLD) THERAPIST                         

 

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WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

Nutritional Therapy is a complementary therapy, not an alternative medicine.  It works well alongside conventional medicine.  It is most relevant for individuals with long term sub-optical health, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well being.

 

Conditions Supported By Nutrition

Allergies; unexplained swellings, puffy eyes, face & Sinusitis

Asthma & Bronchitis

Candida, parasite, Crohn’s disease, Coeliac disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Bloating, distension, digestive problems

Constipation or diarrhoea

High blood pressure (medically unexplained), palpitation

Elevated cholesterol & triglyceride

Skin problems: acne, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis

Thrush & Cystitis

Stress related health problems

Unexplained hunger & sugar cravings, anxiety, mood swings

PMS and related symptoms

Arthritis & osteoporosis

Weight management, obesity

Water retention & Lymphoedema

Diabetes, low and high blood sugars

   

The Approach 

This involves one Nutritional consultation of 1 hour and follow-ups of half an hour as required. It concentrates on the individual’s case history, family history, present and past dietary patterns and illnesses, medical test results, environmental factors, lifestyle and professional stress.

A nutritional questionnaire is completed.  Initial consultation involves gathering information, explaining the findings and drawing a diet and supplement programme according to the client’s needs.  The treatment is structured in phases so that the client feels comfortable with the changes, easy to follow guidelines.   The first phase normally includes exclusion, inclusion or avoidance of some foods for a period of time until the body adjusts itself and the symptoms start to improve. Supplements are introduced if necessary to correct any biochemical imbalances. Most clients initially experience an “adverse reaction”; known as withdrawal syndrome such as headaches, skin rashes, aches and pains, lack of energy and aggravations of the existing symptoms etc. This is for a short period only, which normally lasts a week; this is  simply symptom of body's adjustment.  Once the withdrawal phase is over a sense of well-being is followed.

In some cases functional testing is required to look at digestion, absorption, post-travel parasitic infection, adrenal stress etc.  The client is referred to their GP with an explanatory letter.  This will be recommended and discussed in due course. There will always be a telephone back-up to encourage clients to keep-up with the diet and get the support if any problem or question arises.