Hi, I’m Emilia! 
My goal as a nutritional therapist is to help you

take control of your health.

How I can help

an introduction to nutritional therapy

How I work

My work involves getting to the root cause of symptoms, understanding how and why the body becomes out of balance. By addressing any underlying factors that can be found through functional testing, this allows me to help you to achieve your health goals. I take a personalised approach to Nutritional Therapy, taking into account your genetics, lifestyle and dietary factors, as there is no one size fits all to achieve wellness. I can work with you to reduce risk factors, enhance your health and performance and reach your health goals.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy is a science-based approach to help you achieve wellness. The therapy focuses on the nutrient value of your diet, while also taking into account your environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors. It focuses on you and your body as a whole, opposed to focusing on just your presenting symptoms. As a Nutritional Therapist I will help to educate you on the benefits of prioritising your dietary and lifestyle choices, so that you can take control of your own health.

Functional tests are available at additional costs. These are in-depth tests that help to find underlying imbalances, deficiencies or infections that could be contributing to your symptoms. Functional testing can also be used from a preventive approach, maintaining wellness and minimising disease risk.

In what areas can nutritional therapy help?

How can nutritional therapy help you?

Nutritional therapy can help with various conditions and help to correct imbalances in the body, such as:

Skin & Respiratory

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Asthma

Digestion

  • Bloating
  • Acid Reflux
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Immunity

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Low immunity

Skeletal 

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout

Weight Management

  • Weight loss

Cardiovascular

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic Syndrome

Energy

  • Chronic fatigue

Women’s health

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Endocrine 

  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Urinary

  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Interstitial Cystitis

How we can work together

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Initial Consultation

  • You will receive a comprehensive client questionnaire and a 3 day food diary that you will need to fill out before the consultation.
  • It is essential that you fill out these forms before the consultation for us to discuss together.
  • The initial consultation will last 90 minutes and we will discuss your presenting symptoms and dig deep into any health concerns you have.
  • We will then discuss your health aims and wellness goals and work together to achieve them.
  • Functional tests are offered at additional costs that help to understand why you may be experiencing your symptoms and allows us to get to the root cause of the problem.
  • Within 2 working days you will receive your personalised plan which will include dietary and lifestyle advice as well as any supplement recommendations.

INITIAL CONSULTATION:
90 min | £120

Follow-up Consultations

  • It is recommended to track your progress and make any adjustment to the plan after 4-6 weeks.
  • Every client’s journey is different so follow-ups may be scheduled within a different time frame.
  • If you have any questions about the previous plan, or any new concerns these can be discussed in the follow-up appointment.
  • Follow up appointments last 45 minutes.

FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATION: 
45 min | £60

FAQ

your questions, answered

How long until I see results with nutrition?

This depends on how long you have had your symptoms, how motivated you are to change and how well you stick to the recommendations. If you have had a particular problem for years, it may be a few months for you to see noticeable changes. Generally most people tend to see a difference within 12 weeks.

Will the diet recommendations be really restrictive?

Diet recommendations are always tailored to your needs. If you feel your diet needs big improvements to become more healthy, this can be done very gradually, changing only a few aspects at a time. It’s important that your diet includes food that you enjoy and that you can stick to. If it is too restrictive, food is no longer enjoyable and your diet change will not be sustainable. Nutritional recommendations may be restrictive for a short period of time, such as removing possible food intolerances for six weeks, the goal can be to reintroduce these foods afterwards.

Do you include meal plans and recipes?

I tend to recommend specific foods and you can introduce these into your diet however you would like. I do recommend websites and cookbooks for recipes, but I do not write my own recipes and cannot plan a full meal plan for you (e.g what to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner each day).

How many follow up appointments do I need after the initial consultation?

This will depend on how progressed your symptom or condition is. For example, hormonal imbalances can take anywhere from 3 months to a year to become balanced again. Follow up appointments will be scheduled when necessary. The first follow up may be four weeks after the initial, then 8 weeks after the last follow up and maybe just once a year once you enter a maintenance phase.

Are supplements needed if I eat a healthy diet and exercise?

Eating a healthy diet is always the basis and most important factor. However, our soils are depleted, our food no longer has the same nutritional content as it used to, most of us are highly stressed and our environment is polluted. These all contribute to a higher demand of nutrients needed by the body which isn’t achievable through diet alone. If we do discover any deficiencies or infections, supplements will need to be used at a therapeutic dose for a short period of time to address this.

Why are the supplements you recommend more expensive than the ones in supermarkets?

Just like junk food is usually cheaper than higher quality, organic food, supplements also range in quality and price. Cheaper supplements can have more additives and fillers in them, less of the active ingredients and contain forms of minerals that are harder to absorb and utilise. The supplements I recommend use therapeutic dosages, are easily absorbed by the body and help to get results quicker. Additives in supplements may cause reactions in some individuals, as they can contain ingredients such as gluten, dairy, soy and other common allergens. The brands that I choose are hypoallergenic, meaning they contain very few of these common allergens.

What is personalised nutrition?
Each client that I see with the same conditions, will all have completely different nutritional plans. This is because we all have a different health timeline, including medications we have taken, illnesses or infections we have had in the past, stress, genetics, life experiences, personal choices and beliefs. We are all unique when it comes to our biology, and this is why certain medications, supplements and protocols do not work the same for all of us. All these factors influence what foods, supplements and lifestyle changes will suit you best and give you results in the safest, easiest, and quickest way possible.
What solutions do you offer during a consultation?
Your plan will include diet and lifestyle changes as well as supplement recommendations. The plan may also focus on exercise advice, stress management and other lifestyle advice like daily routines. Sometimes referrals to other practitioners may be necessary such as osteopaths, chiropractors, counsellors and your doctor.
Do I need to spend a lot of money on a consultation, healthy foods and supplements?
I always take into account your budget and how much you are able to spend a month on supplements and food shopping. Functional tests are private tests available at additional costs. They can be used to investigate areas deeper such as gut health, hormones, inflammation and infections. Nutritional therapy is a lifestyle change and does require an investment of money, time and effort, but an investment in your health today can help reduce the risk of disease in later life. The payment made for a consultation covers the time that is spent in the 90 minute discussion, but also the time taken afterwards to research your case to develop the perfect plan for you.
How do you keep up to date with all the latest research in nutrition?
As a member of BANT, I am required to complete a minimum of 30 hours a year of conferences, webinars, seminars and research to make sure that all the recommendations I make to clients are based on the latest information and research. Nutritional therapy is a science-based approach, with new research coming out every day.

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emilia@balancingnutrition.co.uk

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