The basis of our Nutritional Therapy program is to identify possible nutrient deficiencies and to build a personalised program, tailored for you.
Everyone has a different biochemistry, genetic makeup and nutrient needs, so what works for you, may not work for someone else. For that reason, I work with science-based questionnaires and advanced tools to pinpoint the unique needs of each individual and to build a personalised program that works!
The science behind personalised nutritional advice is incredibly extensive and is focused on the individual. If you embark on a personalised plan with me, there will be a lot more information that I will be sharing with you – primarily about you rather than generalized informaiton that you find in dieting books or in the media.
There is a secret that those of us who keep up-to-date with the latest science know: When it comes to nutrition, what works for one person, has little to no effect on a second person, and can actually make a third person worse. Practitioners of nutrition encounter this scenario at some point: A client has read something in the news and how it was successful in helping people. They try it for themselves only to discover that it fails. The problem is: many people follow “hear-say” or recommendations from someone else but which totally ignores the person’s unique situation and nutrient needs. Likewise with the athlete who encounters decreased lean body mass and decreased performance on the revolutionary low-carb diet his competitor is enjoying rich success with!
If only we could find the one magic solution for everyone! It is a tremendous irony that we find ourselves amongst an extraordinary information overload with the internet. However, instead of bringing greater clarity, we find the confusion only deepening. More books and websites than ever before are available on diet and nutrition. Yet, everywhere we look, we find contradictions. One nutritional expert says one thing; another expert says just the opposite. Information is at our fingertips, but what does it mean in terms of practical application in an individual case? Where is the framework or the reference point from which sense can be made of the virtually endless stream of seemingly unrelated and contradictory pieces of information? It is not possible to offer one single nutritional protocol for everyone. Why? Because everyone’s biochemistry is different. Even between people within the same family and with similar genetics!
There is no “universal” diet plan that is right for absolutely everyone. And that’s actually good news. It means that we need to look at the individual and evaluate what works for that individual specifically. For that reason, scientific research is moving towards a more individualised approach, and the primary application of personalised nutrition has been formulated into specific evaluation systems and proprietary methodologies developed through the Clinic Toolkit™. To achieve your personal health goals, you must give your body the specific foods and nutrients that are inherently necessary to you and your current state of health.
Barefoot Medicine 8-week personalized nutrition programme £395
- Personal Health Strategy Planning & Goal-setting
- Health Check Questionnaire
- 8 x 1:1 sessions to monitor progress and check on symptoms (in person, Skype or telephone).
- Food Journal
- Antioxidant Assessment and Action Plan
- Nutritional Deficiencies Assessment & Action Plan
- Relationship between your nutrition (as per food journal) and your health symptoms (from questionnaire)
- How to use your food as your medicine
- Grocery shopping planning
- Meal planning
- Food preparation
- Problem-solving: what are the compounding factors, blocks, & challenges you are facing? Brainstorm solutions for improved lifestyle beyond these 8 weeks.