Optimum nutrition is unique to each person and eating the best diet for you, as an individual, is a vital part of the journey to achieving overall optimum health. This is a core principle of Functional Medicine, an approach which Amanda applies in her practice, valuing biochemical individuality and recognising that health is a positive vitality, not simply the absence of disease.
Nutritional therapy engages both the patient and practitioner in dealing with the underlying causes of poor health or disease, not just isolated symptoms. Amanda’s clients quickly gain a better understanding of how a complex web of internal physiological factors affect the body, as well as external, physical or social factors. Offering practical nutrition and lifestyle advice, often in conjunction with laboratory tests and nutritional supplements, Amanda enables you to achieve tangible results in improving your health and vitality.
Amanda encourages a collaborative approach with other therapists and medical professionals and where appropriate, may liaise with your GP or health care practitioner.
Nutritional therapy can address a wide range of health issues
Digestive problems – bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis
Hormonal issues – thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, premenstrual syndrome, heavy periods, menopausal symptoms, insomnia, fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, prostate problems
Immune-related illnesses – frequent colds, infections, hayfever, sinusitis, allergies, food intolerances, candida
Heart-related conditions – angina, atherosclerosis, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, elevated homocysteine
Chronic illnesses – diabetes, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis
Fertility issues – pre-conceptual health, explained or unexplained infertility, miscarriage
Energy depletion – adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, anaemia, food intolerances, blood sugar imbalance
Weight gain – metabolic syndrome, disordered eating, liver toxicity, food intolerances
Skin, hair & nail complaints – acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, thread veins, dry or thinning hair, brittle or peeling nails, ageing
Bone & joint diseases – osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout
Head and mind-related problems – migraine, headaches, depression, anxiety, ADHD
Sports nutrition – event training, general performance enhancement