“LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD” – Hippocrates
Nutritional Therapy & Functional Medicine
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.
Using both in synergy allows us to enhance our understanding of what may be contributing to someones poor health, as well as establish interventions around diet, exercise, and other components of lifestyle (sleep, stress management, emotional wellbeing) to restore health.
When appropriate, functional laboratory testing may be recommended as a way to investigate nutrient status or underlying biochemical imbalances which may be contributing to your symptoms.
With our growing understanding of how personalised our response to food, and our environment is, often laboratory testing becomes a crucial component of optimising health. The severity of the condition, and especially someones current lifestyle, dictates whether testing may be beneficial to do at the beginning of the programme, or at a point further down the line.
Laboratory tests are done through internationally renowned laboratories.
The Pursuit of Happiness
“If you take the pursuit of happiness to mean ‘a chase’ or ‘a striving’ then it is most likely you will relate to happiness as a ‘thing’, ‘reward’ or ‘place’ that must be won or arrived at.
Happiness is a way of being and something you can choose…
If this is so, you will start to look for the ‘big tickets’ that will win you your prize. Eventually, you will forget that happiness is a way of being and something you can choose; you will convince yourself that happiness can only be experienced ‘if’, ‘when’ and ‘after’ something has happened first.” Robert Holden, Be Happy Now