Dip Nut CNM, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist
Patricia completed her three year Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy, from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in October 2015. She is member of BANT which is the leading professional body of Nutritional Therapists and requires members to follow a strict code of conduct, ethics and continuous professional development and training.
Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Edinburgh
BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists)
" I started studying Nutritional Therapy because I am passionate about natural health. Naturopathic nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods which is very appealing to me. I believe that what we eat will support the body to promote health and wellbeing.
Whilst studying I have experienced my own journey through personalised nutrition and have seen first-hand the benefits changes in nutrition brought to a variety of aspects of my life. Student clinics at college allowed me to transform the information I had learned into practical and useful knowledge. My personal participation and formal training have made me even more passionate about spreading the benefits of this therapy and supporting other people to discover the positive impact Nutritional Therapy can bring."
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of optimal health. It identifies nutritional and biochemical imbalances in the body that lead to ill health. Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body. Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels and gastrointestinal health, maintaining a healthy blood sugar balance, supporting emotional and psychological wellbeing, and better understanding tolerance levels to a broad range of food groups.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is suitable for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and overall wellbeing.
WHY CHOOSE NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Nutritional Therapy works holistically on all interlinking systems of whole body and is more than about more than just eating the right foods. It works to correct any personal vitamin and mineral deficiencies, ensuring these are digested and absorbed properly to promote optimal health. Nutritional therapy aims to get to the root cause of symptoms (as opposed to putting a sticking-plaster over them) and to support the body to maintain health.
Nutritional Therapy can support with a wide range of health concerns, including:
- Digestive issues
- Food sensitivities (allergies and intolerances)
- Hormonal imbalances (including female specific issues,
- Stress management (including sleep disorders)
- Mood fluctuations
- Lack of energy
- Immune dysfunction
- Skin complaints
- Healthy ageing
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns.
Prior to the initial assessment you will be provided with:
- A questionnaire (including symptoms, family history, supplements and medications);
- A three day diet diary; and
- A statement with our terms of engagement
You’ll be asked to complete and return these documents 2 days before your first appointment so that they can be reviewed beforehand. At the initial appointment, you and your Nutritional Therapist will assess how each system of your body is working and discuss appropriate and achievable changes to make. You will then be sent a nutritional plan and supplement recommendations which is personalised to you and your specific needs (rather than a more common 'one size fits all' approach).
Follow up appointments are generally 4 weeks after the initial assessment. You may benefit from multiple follow up appointments depending on your personal circumstances.
Recommended changes can be made gradually or all at once; you set the pace.
A full range of biochemical tests can be accessed alongside a nutritional therapy consultation.
- Thyroid assessment
- Adrenal stress assessment
- Female hormone panel
- Hair mineral analysis
- Digestive and parasitology testing
- Food Intolerance indicator
These tests may be appropriate in supporting the development of a more targeted and personalised nutrition plan.
Please note that the above tests are only offered alongside a nutritional therapy consultation to ensure accurate interpretation of results. Accessing the most appropriate tests can be discussed after the initial consultation, where a full health history is taken.
Nutritional therapy interventions work alongside other complementary therapies as well as conventional medicine.
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61 Cresswell Street
Glasgow G12 8AD
0141 339 5859