At Omniya Clinic in London
We are what we eat – how many times have you heard this phrase and wondered how true this saying is? Science has long revealed that we are, indeed, what we consume, which makes nutrition exceptionally important, especially as the food and drink we consume directly affect our health. Why not ensure you are doing the best you can for your physical and mental health, or see if you could improve your health with the assistance of our Nutritional therapy services here in our London clinic.
Whether you’re looking to improve your skin, your digestion or even mental alertness, good nutrition is paramount. Nutritional therapy from the experts at Omniya Clinic could not only address certain health concerns but could also help improve your general health, boosting your immune system and helping you feel the best you can.
Nutritional Therapy at Omniya Clinic, London
Overview of Nutritional Therapy
- A unique and personalised approach to healthcare
- Good nutrition can help physical and mental health
Nutritional therapy is for everyone
It is not dependent on age or illness
It can be a tool for managing chronic conditions
It can address health concerns such as headaches and skin conditions
It could give you a healthier immune system
Nutritional Therapy Overview
Nutritional Therapy Consultations By
General Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist,
Functional/Integrative Medicine, MBBS MRCGP NT Dip AFMCP
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Nutritional Therapy Treatment Information
What is nutritional therapy?
Food is the fuel of the human body. When we complete any action, whether that is a hard session at the gym or resting in front of the TV, our bodies expend energy. The food we eat is used by the body to create more energy, storing it as fat and also in muscles and other organs.
Our systems are delicately balanced. It doesn’t take much to ‘knock out’ our normal rhythm. Even a short period of ill-health can leave us feeling and looking drained.
We are given information on which are the best foods to eat from various sources. A message we have all come to know and understand is the need to include five portions of fruit or veg in our diet daily. These should be different types as well as being the right amount, or at least meet the minimum portion as laid out by the guidelines.
There are many other messages given to us about the food we eat too. For example, we should also be eating less red meat and more oily fish. There is the thorny issue of where our food comes from, how it is treated, additives added and processed before it reaches the supermarket shelves.
These are ‘blanket messages’. In other words, the advice is based on research that is based on ‘averages’. What it doesn’t take into account is our individuality.
We know that we should consume less red meat but that still implies we should be eating it. Oily fish is high in good fat but it doesn’t take into account that your digestive system may be unable to process some of the minerals and fats it contains, leading to your feeling sluggish or bloated.
We are all truly unique. Our genetic maps are different and that means how our body reacts to certain stimuli in the environment is different. That’s why you may have an allergy to certain foods but your sibling can eat anything.
The role and the depth of the effects foods can have on us individually remain largely unanswered but research and science are starting to give us answers. This means we are now beginning to understand why some people need more of some kind of minerals than others.
We are also beginning to understand the significant role that diet and nutrition plays in managing chronic conditions. Referred to as “personalised nutrition” this looks at someone’s likes and dislikes, as well as identifying food sensitivities. When we know what these are, we can change our diet accordingly, something that can have amazing results to energy levels as well as our we feel about ourselves too.
Why use nutritional therapy?
The first thing to make clear is that consulting a nutritional therapist is not just about losing weight although, with a change in diet, this may be a happy result as well as feeling more energised.
If you want a personalised approach to nutrition, consulting with a nutritional therapist is key. There is evidence to support that take a nutrition and lifestyle approach to healthcare is far more beneficial to a one-size-fits-all approach. The latter can prove to be detrimental to anyone seeking or needing to make a significant change to their diet.
Nutritional therapy supports the health of all major systems in the body including the skeleton, muscles, the nervous system, respiratory systems as well as cardiovascular health. It also supports the immune system as well as integumentary systems, that is hair, skin and nails.
Essentially, nutritional therapy seeks to balance these systems with our psychological well-being, optimising our health across all these systems and do so by working on a client-by-client basis. In other words, nutritional therapy is all about you.
Why is nutritional therapy important?
Healthy eating is essential for everyone, irrespective of whether you are suffering from poor health, a chronic condition or age. Suitable for everyone, the nutritional therapist assesses your medical history and your current health status, producing a personalised nutrition plan with you.
We know that overconsumption of some foods and substances lead to health issues. We also know understand that processed foods, for example, also play a role in the development of some health issues and can exacerbate them too. This is why nutritional therapy focused on creating a sustainable, nutritionally balanced diet on natural and unprocessed whole foods.
The benefits of nutritional therapy
Understanding just how much nutritional therapy can benefit you is key when deciding as to whether this is the right course of action for you. There are several key benefits to nutritional therapy including:
- A healthier immune system – A complex system that is continually working to keep us healthy, the immune systems faces all kinds of pressures. As well as environmental factors, the food we eat also impacts on how well our immune system can fight off bacteria, pathogens, virus and other components that make us ill. Boosting your immune system with a balanced, healthy diet is a key benefit of nutritional therapy.
- Increased energy levels – A healthier, balanced diet specifically created for you can lead to better energy levels. If you suffer from a post-lunch slump, for example, a change in what you eat can alleviate this.
- Balanced hormones -There are many reasons why our hormones become imbalanced but one contributing factor could be a diet that is deficient in some nutrients but weighted heavily towards another. A personalised nutrition plan will re-balance nutritional intake.
- Food intolerances -We don’t always realise that we are intolerant to food until that is, we eliminate it and substitute it for another food type. Food allergies cause a reaction in the immune system which can, in the case of anaphylaxis, be very serious. Food intolerance means we are unable to process a certain food well enough. And when we can’t breakdown a substance or access the nutrients contained within it, it leads to ‘symptoms’ such as feeling sluggish, stomach-ache and so on.
- Improved digestive system – Again, you may not realise the pressure your digestive system is under until you have enjoyed your nutritional plan. You will notice the difference, sometimes within a few days of following your new plan.
- Improved sleep – You may not realise that the food you consume affects your sleep pattern. This isn’t just about getting to sleep, but sleeping for seven to eight hours, enjoying a deep, restful sleep pattern that sees you wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Small dietary changes can have a big impact.
- Weight loss – It may or may not be your main aim but losing weight in a way that is managed and healthy is a welcome benefit enjoyed by many clients of nutritional therapy.
- Help with skin conditions – Like all illnesses and conditions, your diet may not be the cause of your skin condition but a balanced diet will certainly help to control and manage it. Some skin conditions are the result of an unbalanced diet, however, and will disappear when a new, nutritious way of eating is introduced to you.
- Improved overall physical health – From plumper, hydrated skin to manageable hair to feeling physically better, nutritional therapy will impact on our overall physical health.
- Helps mental health too – How we feel about ourselves contributes to our self-esteem. When you are in control and making better decisions about the food you eat, your mental health is given a boost too. You may find bouts of depression are less crippling and your self-confidence soars.
When is the right time to see a nutritional therapist?
Some people choose to see a nutritional therapist for a specific reason. These may include:
- You notice energy slumps and tiredness in your day – There are many reasons why you feel fatigued but if this becomes a feeling that never seems to lift, it could be that your diet is not offering your body the fuel and support it needs.Energy slumps happen when blood sugar drops away sharply after peaking sharply. You might know this as a ‘sugar rush’ – eating sugary or processed foods that cause a sudden leap in blood sugar. Unfortunately, the slump on the other side leaves us needing a rest or a nap.
- You’re not sleeping great – You might fall asleep well enough but how well are you sleeping? Do you wake feeling refreshed? If not, your diet could be at fault. Again, making changes is hard, especially when you can’t see which parts of your routine is causing a problem with how much or how little restful slumber you are getting.
- You feel bloated or have other digestive symptoms – Flatulence, constipation, diarrhoea (or alternating between one and the other), flatulence, heartburn and indigestion are just some of the digestive issues that you may experience. From time to time, they are not so much of a problem but when you start to live your life around them, it’s time to take action. Certain foods and ingredients are known to cause digestive issues, something that a nutritional therapist can help you with. Omitting them or reducing your intake is key to balancing gut bacteria and balance. But do you know which foods to reduce and what to replace them with?
- You suffer from migraines or headaches – Some people seem to suffer from headaches regularly. Migraines are a recognised medical issue and anyone who suffers from them may have identified food or drink triggers. When you know what they are, you can avoid them. There is evidence that some foods interfere with gut bacteria which can, in turn, lead to headaches. Not many people make the connection between the stomach and its health and the brain which is why nutritional therapy is a sound move if you do experience headaches or need help to manage migraines.
- You have skin problems – From dry or excessively greasy skin to eczema, rosacea or acne, our skin is the organ that can give us so many clues to our current health. As well as identifying foods that could be causing problems, it is also important to identify food choices that help to manage flare-ups and conditions. Increasing fatty acids, the kind found in oily fish and some seeds can help ease symptoms of several common skin conditions.
- You notice more aches and pains – Pain or an ache is your body’s way of telling you that there is something not right. Many foods have anti-inflammatory properties and so increasing their intake can help you manage or even banish aches and pains completely. If you suffer from a condition that is linked to inflammation of the joints, such as arthritis, overhauling your diet can help you manage your complaint alongside medication and exercise.
- Just not feeling your self – Losing your spark happens from time to time but if finding it again seems to be evading you, nutritional therapy could be the key. As we age, our needs change. When we face change in our lives whether that is environmental factors or some other kinds of pressure, there is an impact on our well-being. Nutritional therapy can be the key to finding your inner and outer sparkle once again.
How does a nutritional therapist work?
Knowing what to expect when you visit a nutritional therapist can help you get the most from each session.
Working with a wide range of clients, they bring their deep knowledge base of nutrition and the needs of the body to each appointment. They will want to get to know you, what you currently eat, how you exercise and what you want to get from this therapy too. they’ll talk through your current health concerns, both physical and mental health.
After the initial consultation, you’ll have your personalised nutritional plan and you will start to make changes. They’ll be there to answer questions and concerns too. You can expect to enjoy several sessions too, important in reviewing how things are going and whether your plan needs tweaking a little more.
Help and guidance when you need it most
Every day, we are bombarded with all kinds of messages about nutrition and health. We can be encouraged to give up a whole food group based on a research project, the results of which are yet to be proven or debated.
Cutting out whole food groups all at once and without supervision is never recommended. Even making a big change to your diet isn’t recommended either. Giving up some long-standing routines and habits are also hard to break and because your body is reliant on it, you may suffer from withdrawal symptoms. For example, giving up caffeine often leads to heads but they will pass in a day or two.
This is why nutritional therapy is important. A qualified therapist will help you make the changes you need too, supporting and guiding you throughout the process. They will help you to understand how your body will change and respond, the key to successfully engaging with nutritional therapy and all that it offers.
Nutritional Therapy FAQ’s
It is for everybody, from people who simply want to check they are eating a balanced diet right for them to others who help to manage a chronic condition.
Pregnancy has a major impact on the body with nutrition being key is helping the body through these monumental changes. Nutritional therapy will help.
Age is not a factor nor a barrier to nutritional therapy. It is useful at every juncture in life.
Often used to help manage conditions, therapists are highly trained professionals who are constantly updating their knowledge and practice. They can help to manage many conditions or symptoms through nutritional advice.
Your doctor is the professional to consult about your medication and a therapist will never ask you to alter your dose or stop taking it.