Naturopathic Nutrition £150.00|
After a lifetime of interest in nutrition and related therapies, as a result of researching and overcoming my own health issues, I recently changed careers to train as a Naturopathic Nutritionist and Naturopath with the prestigious College for Naturopathic Medicine. Naturopathy as a natural approach to healing dates back to Hippocrates around 400BC right through to the more recent 19th century Nature Cure movement in Germany and the United States. The principles, which continue to be practised by alternative and complementary practitioners, have now been brought into the 21st century and are being integrated into more modern and mainstream options for healthcare through the movement for Functional or Integrated Medicine. As the incidence of chronic disease continues to increase more and more practitioners are accepting that we now need a new approach to health and wellbeing.
The imbalances created in the functioning of our systems by the various onslaughts of our modern life (poor food choices, stress, lifestyle, toxins, pollution etc...) set up patterns of dysfunction in the myriad of amazing biochemical activities in our bodies.
Dysfunction will have a knock on effect on our systems and is likely to gradually increase until one day the consequences are far-reaching enough for a doctor to diagnose a specific disease. Functional Medicine seeks to restore balance and biochemical functions in order to deflect and prevent the pathways to chronic disease.
This is an exciting time to be involved in this area. New science and technologies are providing new tools to support and extend the field of naturopathy through a personalised and precision approach to wellbeing. Nutrigenomics enables us to understand the information that our individual genes hold and their potential impact on the way in which our body functions through the creation of lifegiving proteins and enzymes at cellular level. Functional testing can identify what is happening in practice, as our gene expression is impacted by our environment (back to those poor food choices, stress, toxins, pollution, lifestyle etc....)
My approach is underpinned with a strong desire to help clients understand and learn how to look after their own, very personal, body systems, so they can reclaim personal responsibility for their own wellbeing. Functional medicine does not offer a quick fix, rather this is gradual and exploratory approach which seeks to discover imbalances, change habits to meet body requirements, investigate and address nutrient imbalances.
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