Conditions Addressed

We work with clients to address a variety of different health conditions. If you’re struggling with any of the issues listed below, please click to expand and find out how we can help you.

Overweight / Obesity

Losing weight can be challenging for many reasons. Perhaps you’re confused about which dietary approach is best for you. Maybe you have an underlying health condition preventing successful weight loss. Or it could be that you are stuck in patterns of negative, self-sabotaging behaviour. We recognise that you are unique, which is why we take time to understand you and your challenges, to ensure that your comprehensive, results focussed weight loss plan is truly tailored to your individual needs. Our clinic specialises in weight loss and we have worked with hundereds of individuals to help them change their bodies and change their lives.

Underactive Thyroid

An underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, affects up to one in eight women – and 60% of sufferers are unaware, according to Thyroid UK. One of the many symptoms of an underactive thyroid is struggling to lose weight and for this reason, we see many individuals with hypothyroidism in our clinic. Other symptoms include feeling the cold, dry skin, thinning hair, feeling tired all the time, constipation and low mood. However symptoms can vary from one individual to the next. Whether you’ve already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and feel like you would benefit from additional support in managing your condition and it’s symptoms, or you would like to get tested for hypothyroidism, we can help.

Digestive Health

Irritable bowel syndrome (or IBS) is a very common condition, believed to affect up to one in five people at some point during their life. Symptoms of IBS can include constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and stomach cramps, to name just a few. For some people, symptoms can be infrequent and mild. For others they can be consistent and debilitating. There are a number of potential causes of IBS which can include food sensitivities, stress and intestinal dysbiosis (a microbial imbalance in the gut), to name just a few. Assessing the root cause of your IBS is important in order to understand the best way to overcome the problem. As well as analysing a detailed case history to determine potential triggers, tests can be carried out to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying cause. Each person is different and the cause of IBS can vary from one individual to the next. We work with clients to evaluate the root cause of IBS and implement a plan to overcome the symptoms. Typically, addressing IBS involves a combination of dietary alterations, nutritional supplementation, and addressing lifestyle factors such as stress.

Low Energy Levels / Fatigue

Many of us are familiar with the ‘need’ for that cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. Or perhaps you get to 4pm and feel like you could fall asleep at your desk. Are you one of the countless people who have no specific health complaint, you just don’t feel 100%? Food provides us with the energy needed for effective body and brain function. What we choose to eat can therefore have a dramatic impact on the level and consistency of energy provided. Deminishing energy levels is not an inevitable part of the ageing process as many people believe – you don’t have to put up with feeling below par! Eating the right combinations of foods, at the right times, helps your body to provide you with consistent energy throughout the day keeping you awake, alert, focussed and performing at your best.

Skin Health

Kim became particularly interested in the role of nutrition in skin health through her own personal experience of completely clearing up her breakouts through changing her diet. We understand how distressing it can be to have skin that you are unhappy with. Kim specialises in skin health and has written many articles for the national press and medical journals on the link between nutrition and the skin. Our inner health impacts our outer beauty and no place is this more noticeable than our skin. From acne breakouts and dry skin to wrinkles and premature ageing, our diet can strongly impact each of these factors. We are am often referred clients by cosmetic doctors, surgeons, nurses and therapists who have been unable to address their patient’s skin concerns through the traditional routes of topical creams or treatments. Certain foods can cause breakouts, exacerbate inflammatory skin conditions and speed up the ageing process. Other foods and nutrients can help protect and nourish the skin promoting healthy, youthful skin. We keep up to date with the latest scientific research into how nutrition affects skin health and translate this into practical, bespoke recommendations that can help you achieve the clear, glowing skin you’ve always hoped for.

Fertility and Pregnancy

Eating correctly throughout pregnancy is essential for giving your baby the best possible start in life. With Omega 3 fats proven essential for brain development and folic acid routinely supplemented to prevent spina bifida, these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. Pregnancy in itself can be challenging enough, so eating the right foods is made simple and enjoyable, whilst helping you do everything you can to promote the health of your baby. We also work with many women to ensure that weight gain during pregnancy is carefully managed as well as supporting with weight loss once your baby is born.

Inflammatory Conditions

Foods can have a profound effect on either increasing or decreasing inflammation throughout the body. Redness, heat and swelling are classic symptoms of an inflammatory response however you don’t necessarily have to be suffering from any of these specific symptoms to be affected by low level systemic inflammation. Common conditions associated with inflammation range from skin problems, digestive issues and muscle aches to and arthritis and joint pain. We now understand that low level inflammation is also associated with speeding up the ageing process. Inflammatory responses in the body can be ‘switched on’ or ‘switched off’ by certain foods. Minimising inflammatory foods and maximising intake of anti inflammatory foods and supplements has been scientifically proven to help combat symptoms of inflammation and thus reduce many of it’s associated health problems.

Sports Nutrition

The correct nutrition is an essential component in achieving optimal performance in sport and training. From building muscle to improving speed, agility and focus, food provides us with raw materials needed for body and brain function. Sports nutrition is a huge area of research amongst the scientific community. Vast sums of money have been invested in assessing the efficacy and safety of supplements, timing and type of food intake and ergogenic aids for performance and recovery. Utilising up to date research, translated into everyday, practical food and supplement recommendations means you can maximise the chances of achieving your goals.

Cardiovascular Health

Messages about nutrition and heart health have been incredibly conflicting over recent years. First saturated fats and cholesterol were the enemies and it was claimed that eating too much meat, cheese and eggs was a sure fire way to a heart attack. Now the science behind the saturated fat messages have been questioned and it’s back on the menu. Meanwhile sugar is the press’ demon of the moment – linked to everything from weight gain and diabetes to cancer and cardiovascular disease. One thing is certain, our diet significantly impacts the health of our cardiovascular system. Maintaining an ideal weight and optimising our nutrition can have a hugely beneficial effect on heart health helping to reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. It can also help reduce the likelihood of being put on long term medications for concerns such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. Even if you have already been put on medication, it’s never too late to take control of your diet and lifestyle and make positive changes to optimise your heart health long term.