Auto-immune Disease

Auto-immune Disease

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Services - Nutrition and Health Advice

There is so much 'mis'-information in the media today that it is hard to know what or who to believe. One day we are told to follow a high protein diet the next day we are told that higThere is so much 'mis'-information in the media today that it is hard to know what or who to believe. One day we are told to follow a high protein diet the next day we are told that high protein diets are dangerous for our health.
The truth is that each one of us is unique with our own dietary needs which are specific to our individual health and medical background and requirements based on many factors, such as age, lifestyle, activity level, sex etc.

Nutrition and Health Advice

Nutrition is the use of food to nourish the body. This process involves breaking food down into its component parts including; fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins. The key to good nutrition is getting all of these nutrients in exactly the right balance, and also in the right form for your body to use efficiently as apposed to converting into fat.

I share in Hippocrates' prophetic belief and dictum, 'Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food'. It is my strongest conviction that food is more than fuel or a means of sustenance. Food has the ability to nourish the body, mind, and spirit, providing a vital life force that can add life to our years and years to our life. I believe that the best foods to promote healing and well being are plant-based whole foods.

What we aim to do here at Health Solutions, is to help you achieve your full potential by designing a nutritional and lifestyle programme that is specifically tailored to your needs. One that is realistic and can fit into your lifestyle, taking into consideration the time you have available, and what you do and don't enjoy eating. We will endeavour to provide local stockists of all the products we recommend making it as easy as possible for you to put into practice the dietary changes you need.

Personalized nutrition services address primary prevention and underlying causes of illness instead of symptom management and chronic disease management. Nutritional assessment is focused on biochemical individuality, personalized nutrigenomics (the interaction between diet and genes), dynamic balance (of all body systems), promotion of organ reserves and health as positive vitality and quality of life.

Chronic diseases and many ailments or conditions including; IBS, Depression, Fatigue, Autoimmune Diseases, Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Stress, Asthma, Eczema, Arthritis, Infertility and Hormonal imbalances may be improved by making changes to your nutrient intake and lifestyle whilst some will still need the combination of pharmacology and or supplementation. We will spend the time going through your full medical history and working in into the Functional Medicine Matrix for the most comprehensive health plan you've ever had.

Both conventional and alternative approaches will be used in nutrition therapy to address health and illness and the human capacity for healing. A collaborative approach will be used to determine which nutritional therapies will be utilized to address both short and long term maintenance and therapeutic goals. Decision making will be guided by science and strength of the evidence, and should be shared with the primary physician prior to implementation. Diet modifications, dietary supplements, medicinal foods, functional foods, therapeutic teas, herbal extracts, culinary spices, edible flowers, and essential oils may all be utilized. Biochemical monitoring, body composition analysis, and metabolism assessment are unique tools that can guide the delivery and management of Integrative, Functional, & Holistic Nutrition services.