A personal nutrition consultation with Amanda enables you to identify and address the underlying causes of illness or symptoms of poor health. Incomplete digestion, stress, chronic illness and exposure to toxins are just some examples of elements which can disrupt the body’s internal balance, even if you are eating a healthy diet.
Amanda will work with you to identify and support any biochemical or hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, or lifestyle factors which may be contributing to your symptoms of sub-optimal health.
Amanda is registered with the Clinical Nutrition Association of New Zealand, which is recognised by Southern Cross and other health insurance providers, so you may be able to claim back some of the consultation fees. Please check your policy carefully, as it needs to state nutritionist, not just dietician services.
What to expect from a consultation
Before attending your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a detailed health questionnaire and three day food diary. This should be returned to Amanda at least 48 hours prior to your appointment, to ensure you gain maximum benefit from your consultation.
Consultations take place at Milford Natural Health Clinic, 50 East Coast Road, Milford, but may also be arranged in other locations, or via video conference (Zoom or Google Meet).
Initial Consultation: $260 (1 hour 15 minutes)
We will discuss your health questionnaire and food diary, establish the main health issues you wish to address and explore their possible underlying causes. We will then work together to create a realistic, achievable nutrition programme which is tailored to your health goals, personal and family medical history, lifestyle, food preferences, culinary skills and budget.
If appropriate, nutritional supplements and laboratory tests may be recommended and will incur an additional cost.
Follow Up Consultations: $230 (up to 1 hour)
Depending on your health issue, most clients require up to 2 follow up consultations, about 4 weeks apart, but in cases of chronic illness, more sessions are recommended. Amanda will assess your progress, with regard to your nutrition programme and health issues, deliver test results where relevant and amend or add to your programme accordingly.