• This is the maintenance of the metabolic balance of your body’s system.
Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organism to sustain life.
Nutritional Therapy recognises the biochemical individuality of every person. The cornerstone of Nutritional Therapy is achievement of the metabolic balance, the equilibrium, which promotes optimum health and wellbeing through the use of food and lifestyle alterations. It utilises and applies the most novel scientific evidence in order to amend biochemical pathways and evoke regenerative processes in the body.
• “Death begins in the gut” E. Metchnikoff, Russian immunologist, 1908
As a Nutritional Therapist I understand that optimal gastrointestinal function is the key to metabolic balance and overall health. My role as a therapist is to recognise and help you to understand possible obstacles to a healthy balance, such as dysbiosis (microbial imbalances within the body), which may manifest itself not only as digestive problems (bloating, gas, constipation, chronic diarrhoea), but affect skin health (acne, pimples, rash, eczema, psoriasis), female genital system (thrush, cystitis). Needless to mention that overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria induces inflammation in the gut, impairing absorption of nutrients that may result in a variety of ailments.
Healthy endocrine system is a part of the metabolic balance, also rely on optimal gastrointestinal health (and vice versa!) It assists you to adapt to the pressures of modern lifestyle, cope with stress, promotes emotional wellbeing and supports male and female hormonal health. The majority of female pre-menstrual complaints (pre-menstrual pain, breast tenderness, irritability, mood swings, heavy bleeding -menorrhagia) may be avoided when your endocrine system operates to its optimum potential. Furthermore it provides tolerance to a wide range of foods, therefore leaving us with lesser chance to suffer from joint pain, asthma, eczema, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, brain fogginess and weight gain. And if this tolerance could not possibly be achieved for some reason, as a Nutritional Therapist I may help you to avoid and replace those foods. This can be a difficult area to manage without adequate guidance. I employ my knowledge of foods, food concentrates and biological agents (probiotics) to assist you in gaining the body’s normal state of optimal balance –the MetaBalance.