Nutritional Therapy

Find balance in your body and eating

What is Nutritional Therapy?

 

Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based method that helps people reach their optimal health and weight goals via nutritional and lifestyle changes which are customised to each individual client. It supports the advantages of a balanced diet that consists of nutritious, wholesome and unprocessed foods.

It also focuses on the therapeutic aspects of certain foods for the management of several health conditions. It takes into consideration that each person is unique and that there is not a ‘perfect’ diet plan that works for everybody.

 

Find out more

 

A Nutritional Therapist is someone that has completed a 3-year diploma in Nutritional Therapy and has received training on biochemistry, physiology, pathology, and supervised clinical practice. A nutritional therapist will work with the client to create a balanced meal plan according to the individual’s health needs and preferences.

In order to accomplish that, nutritional therapists will examine the client’s medical history and will evaluate their present health condition. They can also provide people with recipes, shopping lists, new cooking and food preparation ideas, and may prescribe nutritional supplements when necessary.

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What are the benefits of Nutritional Therapy?

 

Nutritional Therapy is designed for all individuals irrespective of age and gender, as well as, for people struggling with particular health conditions, such as digestive issues, difficulty in losing weight, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune illnesses and skin conditions (acne, eczema, etc.).

It can also benefit people suffering from eating disorders by providing them with the necessary skills to reboot their metabolism and to gradually introduce a balanced diet into their daily lives.

At WeightMatters we can offer you nutritional therapy and help you manage several lifestyle factors that may have impacted on your health and wellbeing, such as sleep, travel, pregnancy and menopause. Together we can build a programme that helps you reach your optimal wellness and learn how to effectively manage your weight and diet.

 

Book a 10 minute call with Sue

 

Sue Camp our Nutritional Therapist is highly experienced, and often lectures and supports other nutritional therapists on how to use functional medicine testing as a way of supporting clients, as they move towards their weight and health objectives.

Sue will support you in finding optimal balance in the many metabolic pathways in your body. She will listen to your story around food, explore any symptoms you are struggling with and understand how your lifestyle may be affecting your eating. Sue will coach you on how to eat differently, how to heal your body and how to feel better.

Here are some lifestyle factors we can help you manage

Lifestyle factors affect the rhythm and balance of our body, and can distort our hunger signals and eating behaviour.

Optimal Health

 

What is holding you back from living vibrantly?

A balanced, colourful, varied, unprocessed diet can provide us with the nutrients and energy we need to live optimally.

  • Lack of essential nutrients
  • Improper digestion and absorption
  • Toxic inhibition
  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Allergies and intolerances

Long days, high stress and a poor work/life balance just adds to the mix, resulting in poor sleep and your body running on empty.

Let’s explore how this can affect your management of weight loss and eating disorders.


Weight Loss

It’s not just about the calories in and out. Sustainable weight loss occurs when your body gets the right combination of nutrients in the right amount at the right time. Those variables differ for all of us. Personalised nutritional planning helps to take away the guesswork from what might work for you.

Other imbalances in the body can make weight loss hard until they are addressed. These could include hypothyroidism, food intolerances or adrenal fatigue. By taking a holistic approach we aim to rebalance these systems so that the symptoms may resolve themselves and the body no longer needs to hold on to excess weight.

Food is medicine, and Nutritional Therapy will teach you how the nutrients in food can combine with the biochemistry of your body to help your body lose weight, and become healthier.

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Eating Disorders

We are not what we eat, but what we digest and absorb. When we impede the process of digestion and absorption we reduce the body’s ability to take the nutrients from the food we eat to fuel and repair the body.

When we restrict the amount of food we provide to the body we are restricting the building blocks that are necessary to make proteins, hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and many more crucial elements that our body needs to function at an optimal level.

When we have interrupted the body’s natural metabolism with yo-yo diets or irregular caloric restriction it may take some time to allow the body to find it’s own rhythm again, before we can work with the body on finding a place of optimal weight.

Nutritional Therapy can offer a gentle way of reconnecting with your body, your health and eating. It will help you understand how lifestyle and stress can interfere with a healthy connection to our hunger and fullness signals, and teach you how to rejuvenate and heal your body with food and healthy lifestyle choices.

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Rebalancing Body Systems

 

We experience transitions in life, times of change and growth, that disrupt the levels of chemical balance in our body, which can impede our efforts to manage our weight.

What is Functional Medicine?

 

Functional Medicine is a systems biology approach to health which takes into account all components of the human biological system, and how they dynamically interact together, and with the environment. It recognises that illness and wellness are part of a continuum, and that the client or patient is part of the process of moving along that continuum.

Despite notable advances in treating and preventing infectious disease and trauma, the acute-care model that dominated 20th century medicine has not been effective in treating and preventing chronic disease. This is mostly because chronic disease is a food and lifestyle-driven, environment and genetics-influenced phenomenon.

Restoring Health Through Functional Medicine

Chronic disease is not a random process and is most often preceded by a period of declining function in one or more of the body’s systems. Restoring health requires digging deeper to find the underlying cause of the imbalance rather than ameliorating presenting symptoms. It’s an individualised approach as each client presents a unique, complex and dynamic set of genetic, environmental and lifestyle influences. We unpack this through the consultations to illustrate the client’s health timeline and how they have arrived at their current state of health or dis-ease.

Functional Medicine is a systems biology approach to health which takes into account all components of the human biological system, and how they dynamically interact together, and with the environment. It recognises that illness and wellness are part of a continuum, and that the client or patient is part of the process of moving along that continuum.

 

The Principles Of Functional Medicine

The knowledge base—or “footprint”—of Functional Medicine is shaped by seven core principles as detailed by the Institute of Functional Medicine:

  1. Acknowledging the biochemical individuality of each human being, based on concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness
  2. Incorporating a patient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatment
  3. Seeking a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in a patient’s body, mind, and spirit
  4. Addressing the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors
  5. Identifying health as a positive vitality—not merely the absence of disease— and emphasizing those factors that encourage a vigorous physiology
  6. Promoting organ reserve as a means of enhancing the health span, not just the life span, of each patient
  7. Functional Medicine is a science-using profession

Sue Camp is currently completing her certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine in the US.

Functional Tests

Here are some functional tests that can inform the care plan we give you:


Adrenal Stress Profile


Rhythm Female Hormone Profile


GI Effects Comprehensive Profile


ONE Optimal Nutrition Evaluation


Thyroid Plus


CV Health

Functional tests provide valuable information about the way nutrition, environment and lifestyle impact your body, your ability to manage your weight and your health.

Prices and availability

 

Sue is available on Monday and Thursday evenings and some Saturdays

Sue Camp

Nutritional Therapist

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I will help your body find balance and health through optimal nutrition, weight management coaching and functional medicine


Days I’m available at WeightMatters

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

My Fees
  • £135 Initial 90 mins session
  • £110 Follow up 60 mins session
  • £85 Follow up 40 mins session

I am available at additional times for remote support using


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