Nutritional Therapy in Hornchurch
Based in Hornchurch we can easily assist patients from Upminster, Gidea Park, Emerson Park, Romford, Cranham and other surrounding areas
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of optimum
health, peak performance, disease prevention and patient care. Nutritional Therapists
must meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nutritional Therapy (and
are currently coming under voluntary regulation). It is suitable for all age groups.
Nutritional Therapists use carefully compiled individual prescriptions for diet and
lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health. This
encompasses the use of supplements (essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids,
plus other natural compounds) in order to correct nutritional imbalances which may
be contributing to poor health. The emphasis is on tailoring recommendations to
the individual’s circumstances.
Good nutrition maintains and enhances a state of well-being. Nutrition can be a
powerful factor in regaining good health, but it is also important for prevention
of illness. In research, dietary factors have been implicated in the development
of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, some cancers and other
A doctor’s referral is not required but it is expected that you (or we) notify your
GP that you are seeking nutritional advice if you are currently undergoing medical
treatment, particularly if you are on medication. Interactions between drugs and
nutrients must always be taken into account by Nutritional Therapists. Nutritional
therapy is never a substitute for medical treatment but can be a very useful adjunct
What happens during a Nutrition Consultation?
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to the first consultation.
We will examine your current health problems, medical and family history, plus diet
and lifestyle factors obtained from your questionnaire. We will identify possible
biochemical imbalances as well as nutritional deficiencies which may be contributing
to your specific health problems. We aim to support the efficiency of metabolic
pathways and reduce toxin exposure in order to boost the body’s ability to cope with
stress, infection and disease.
At the end of the consultation you will receive a personalised dietary, lifestyle
and nutritional supplement programme to follow for approximately 4 weeks. Where
appropriate functional laboratory tests will be recommended. Follow-up consultations
are advised in order to assess progress and make adjustments to your programme. Intervals
between consultations vary but average between 4-8 weeks.
First session can last up to 2 hours & follow up sessions are 60 minutes.
Call our clinic in Hornchurch today to arrange an appointment on 01708 476677.