Here are answers to some questions that we are often asked, to help you;
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Nutritional Therapists must meet the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy and they are regulated by the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council : http://www.cnhc.org.uk/ )
Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Registered Nutritional Therapists consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Registered Nutritional Therapists never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional.
Dietitians work principally in the National Health Service and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Their professional body is the British Dietetic Association (BDA). A dietitian uses the science of nutrition to devise eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions. They also work to promote good health by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices amongst individuals, groups and communities.
Only dieticians and nutritional therapists are trained in clinical practice to give one-on-one personal health advice. Both groups must practise with full professional indemnity insurance.
Registered Nutritionists often work outside the clinical context in research, the academic world or for governments or other agencies. They provide evidence-based information and guidance about the impacts of food and nutrition on the health and wellbeing of humans (at an individual or population level) or animals. Registered Nutritionists have a good understanding of the scientific basis of nutrition.
The Functional Nutrition Clinic is a registered Vitality Health provider (formerly Pru Health (number PRU 3622702)
Nutritional Therapists do not diagnose or treat disease and Nutritional Therapy is not a substitute for conventional medical care.
Nutritional Therapy is a holistic way to building health, which can be complementary to and easily integrated with most medical approaches in use today. If you are currently under the care of a physician it is advisable to keep them informed about your nutrition support programme
During your initial consultation we will discuss any medical diagnoses and any medications that have been prescribed by your doctor. Nutritional Therapists are trained to understand any interactions between pharmaceutical drugs and nutrients and this will be analysed when making recommendations for both diet and supplementation
Do not stop taking any medication without your doctor’s consent.
Many of our clients start with booking a complimentary 20 minute telephone consult. We can discuss specific health issues in more detail at this time and give more detailed inforamtion about the type of support the clinic offers. There is no obligation to proceed.
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We accept payment by cash, cheque, BACS, credit or debit cards.
In addition to seeing clients face to face in our London and Epsom clinics we do offer virtual consultations via telephone or skype
To achieve the best results a level of commitment is required from clients. This is an investment in your health and certain dietary and lifestyle modifications will be required. Each client is unique and we work together with you to produce a bespoke programme taking into account your likes and dislikes, current lifestyle and budget.
At the Functional Nutrition Clinic we advocate an Ancestral Nutrition and Lifestyle approach which is then customised to specific health conditions and needs.
The clinic specialises in helping those clients with chronic health issues by using a Functional Medicine approach supported by Functional Laboratory testing however this is not obligatory. Testing can help pinpoint any specific physiological imbalances and nutrient deficiencies and get to the root of a health problem more quickly. This can then enable us to determine a more targeted and personalised nutrition programme.
The cost of any tests is in addition to the consultation costs and in the majority of cases is paid directly to the laboratory
We do offer consultations which focus solely on nutrition and lifestyle. This type of consultation may be appropriate for clients who have had a recent diagnosis of a specific medical condition such as Type 2 Diabetes and need help with dietary recommendations.
Supplement suggestions are part of the holistic approach to our programmes.
Our initial focus is always on diet and lifestyle but dependant upon your health concerns or issues supplements may be suggested and may help speed up progress
The cost of supplements is in addition to the cost of the consultation.
You are under no obligation to take supplements and we can still work towards achieving your health goals if you decide not to take them.
At least 24 hours notice must be given for Cancellations. Cancellations within 24 hours or non-attendance are charged at 50% of the consultation cost
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