No One Diet Fits All
Like myself and for so many people our relationship with food can become so troubled that a situation can evolve where you do not know what to eat anymore!
The degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states may also depend on an individual’s genetic makeup. Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for several diseases.
Common dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure. Some diet-regulated genes (and their normal, common variants) are likely to play a role in the onset, incidence, progression, and/or severity of a number chronic diseases. Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirements, nutritional status, and genotype (i.e., “personalised nutrition”) can be used to prevent, mitigate, or resolve chronic disease.
Nutrients and other food components influence how our body functions and can either contribute to loss of function, disease or protect us. Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine work in unison by looking at a person’s biochemical, structural and emotional individuality and how we interact with our environment, which includes diet and lifestyle, stress and the health and function of our human and bacterial genomes.
In my experience, early childhood illnesses, such as eczema, asthma, together various infections, antibiotic use, and/or ongoing stressors can be a recipe for this conundrum. Extensive research over the last 2 decades by international scientists have qualified my early observations and teachings, that gastrointestinal problems can be at the foundation of numerous conditions.
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance, and individual care. I use a range of evaluation methods and tests to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and food related issues to help understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns.
Nutritional Therapist’s do not replace one’s primary care provider but look to work alongside medical treatments and I am happy to communicate and refer to primary care providers (subject to your permission) and will always refer you if any ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms are uncovered.
Please contact me either for a FREE 15 minute meeting or to schedule an initial consultation.
Clinic's - Lustleigh, UK & Greyton, South Africa.
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