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Nutritional Therapy - The Maris Practice

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Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Science considers the ‘root cause’ rather than symptoms alone. Through its intervention health concerns may reduce or even disappear.  All the ‘systems’ of the body are inter-related. This includes the digestive, hormonal, detoxification, energy and immune systems, each one impacting the other. When it comes to health and disease, understanding these complex connections in the body is the key to positive results.

Through a detailed initial consultation we will identify events in your life that might have contributed to a state of ill health or just feeling below par. This would include assessing pre-conception, childhood illnesses, long-term diet patterns, genetics, environmental exposures, sleep issues, medications, emotional and physical stressors.

During the consultation you and your nutritional therapist will discuss where there may be underlying imbalances between each ‘system’ in your body, which could be contributing to your health today. If appropriate, specific laboratory testing may be recommend to assist in the assessment of your health. At the end of the consultation dietary and lifestyle changes will be discussed, and only achievable goals will be set.

Following on from the consultation a detailed analysis will be completed to assess your priorities and compile a tailored programme. Depending on your health status, diet and lifestyle, it maybe necessary for the recommendation of natural supplements. Supplements are at 10% off RRP. 

Laboratory testing maybe suggested if appropriate. This enables a more targeted approach for your programme. Costs for testing will be discussed and is payable separately, test interpretation is included in the consultation fee. Test kits are sent direct from the laboratory to your home using UK regulated laboratories.  

Tests:

  • Blood allergy and intolerance testing
  • Hormonal health for both men and women (including thyroid)
  • Adrenal Stress (includes testing for insulin resistance and gluten intolerance)
  • Gastrointestinal test for digestive issues assessing bacterias, yeasts, parasites, helicobacter pylori, inflammatory markers and digestive capability (this test also includes testing antibodies to the protein found in egg, soy, milk (casein) and gluten (gliadin)
  • Chronic Fatigue screen
  • Methylation profile
  • Vitamin and Mineral profile
  • Auto-immune reactivity screens
  • Viral screening (testing for anti-bodies for certain viruses)

Some tests not mentioned here can be arranged through your GP. We can write to your GP to arrange this. 


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