Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

Keeping healthy in our modern world can be a challenging task. More than ever before in the history of the human race, we’re exposed to an onslaught of environmental toxins like heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, food additives, drugs and pollutants on a day-to-day basis – in the air we breathe, in the water we drink and in the food we eat.

Toxins do not only come from our external environment, they can be generated internally by yeasts, parasites and “bad bacteria”. We are in constant contact with a vast array of micro-organisms that are becoming more dangerous to our health and resistant to our drugs.

To make matters worse, we live under more consistently high levels of mental and emotional stress than generations before us, and are exposed to more negative information, brought to us daily via the news media. All these factors conspire to affect our digestive, immune and nervous systems and destroy the balance we require to enjoy good health and wellbeing.

What does a Clinical Nutritionist do ?

Clinical Nutritionists take into account the whole health picture of their clients. We aim to get to the root cause of your symptoms, recognising that health and disease are complex and multifactorial. We look holistically at every aspect of your health and lifestyle, utilising pathology testing, functional testing and in-clinic assessments to establish an individual treatment plan tailored to each client. We can interpret past pathology results and connect the dots with current symptoms to accurately identify the root cause of any niggling health issues.

Knowing what works for you

There is so much conflicting information around nutrition, and when we find something that makes us feel good we passionately advocate for it. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone else. A nutritionist is a filter for all the information, channelling what is useful and discarding what may not be right for you. Just as no two people are the same, no two treatment plans should be the same. What works for one person, will not work for the next. Working alongside an experienced nutritionist can help you to identify exactly what to put in your body to help you feel your best.

Good nutrition is about enjoying food, social connection and finding the joy in eating. Our clinical nutritionists can help you do this without unnecessary restriction or deprivation. We can help you source delicious foods, support you through any roadblocks and answer your questions and concerns.

Identifying intolerances/ sensitivities

Identifying food intolerances or sensitivities can be a complicated process. Different immune reactions can have different effects on the body – we can help you to identify what is the most likely type of reaction and what food may be the culprit. This may involve specific elimination protocols, functional testing and thorough case history taking to identify patterns and/ or potential triggers. We can then guide and support you through an effective protocol to resolve your food issues for good.

In some cases, a structured protocol may be warranted. Nutrition is a powerful tool and these protocols are well- researched, often clinically trialled and highly effective, but if done incorrectly without the guidance of a practitioner can leave you without answers and not seeing the improvement in symptoms you would like. It should also be noted that these protocols are used as a short-term treatment strategy alongside holistic treatment to address any underlying factors or imbalances. We often see people being told to start a protocol with little to no support, and then they are not able to effectively complete the process and are left with dietary restrictions, multiple food triggers, and nutrient deficiencies.

We offer ongoing support and guidance from start to finish, along with recipes and meal ideas. Some examples are:

  • Auto-Immune protocol
  • Food compound protocols – histamine, salicylates, oxalates, sulphites, etc
  • Low FODMAP
  • SIBO bi-phasic diet
  • Ketogenic diets
  • Elimination protocols
  • Rotational diets for food sensitivities

Recipes and inspiration

We want you to love eating as much as we do! We have a database of recipes to suit even the most discerning palates, and what we don’t have, we will find for you. No matter your personal tastes, dietary requirements, lifestyle, cooking capabilities or treatment protocol we can tailor a meal plan to fit in with you.

What a nutritionist can help with:

  • Intolerances/ sensitivities
  • Weight management
  • Immune health
  • Mental health
  • Inflammation & pain
  • Identifying & correcting deficiencies
  • Gut health
  • Digestive issues
  • Picky eating & behavioural issues in kids
  • Skin health
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Hormonal issues
  • Energy
  • Vegetarian/ vegan nutrition
  • Preconception/ pregnancy & post-partum nutrition
  • Baby & child nutrition

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