The following are very common health complaints that we at Nutrition 4 Life can help with. After a full review of symptoms by means of a health questionnaire and food diary, we will provide a tailored Nutritional plan for you to follow to help you reach optimum health.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
This is a general term used to describe discomfort and weakness in the digestive system – symptoms include abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating and irregular bowel movements. Completion of a detailed health questionnaire and food diary can help to determine the cause of the problem and actions can then be recommended to help alleviate the symptoms. We offer a nutrition programme designed to ‘Restore Digestive health’.
Most of us will suffer from constipation at sometime in our lives. If we wish to remain healthy we should empty our bowels at least once day, as in so doing, we are clearing out all the toxins and waste product from our body. Failure to do this could result in the toxins recirculating through the blood stream causing us to feel unwell. We can look at your diet and help determine what may be causing the problem and then propose ways to regulate your bowel movements.
The term indigestion is commonly used to describe the pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen or chest that can develop after a meal. The main symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, flatulence and burping. A detailed assessment of your eating plan can help us to determine the reasons for such symptoms.
It can be daunting knowing where to start with diet and exercise when you decide you would like to shed a few pounds. Our ‘Achieve Weight Loss' programme will help start you on your weight loss journey.
Fatigue and low energy levels are some of the most common complaints seen in clinic today. Stressful lifestyles and irregular eating patterns play a major part in zapping energy levels and making us tired. A tailored nutrition and lifestyle plan, outlining foods to eat and those to avoid and crucially when to eat them can help to reduce tiredness and rebuild energy levels. Check out our Nutrition Plan to ‘Boost energy levels'.
Today’s busy lifestyle can put a lot of stress on our body which may manifest itself in symptoms such as digestive problems, weight gain, extreme fatigue and headaches. Food can play a crucial role in alleviating stress and a complete review of diet and lifestyle can highlight foods to include and those to exclude to help alleviate the symptoms. Take a look at our ‘Managing Stress' Nutrition programme.
Many of us are reacting to foods and substances in the environment and experiencing a range of ill health symptoms such as headaches, digestive issues and skin problems. Completion of a food diary will help to determine the allergic triggers and blood tests are also available which may further help to highlight the problem. See our Testing Page for more information.
Frequent headaches can be very debilitating and should always be checked out by your GP. Once any serious conditions are ruled out, we would consider other factors which may be causing the headaches such as dehydration, poor blood sugar control and stress. Our comprehensive health questionnaire and food diary would highlight any triggers which may be causing the pain.
Regular Colds and Flu
There are people around who always seem to have a cold. This is primarily because their immune system is not strong enough to fight it off and so it always lingers on. There is a lot you can do to increase your ability to withstand infection in terms of foods to include and those to exclude in your diet to help keep your body strong. We can review your diet and produce a nutritional plan to follow.
High cholesterol is a serious risk factor for coronary heart disease and is on the increase as a result of our modern diets which are often high in saturated fat. A nutritional plan outlining recommended diet, lifestyle and supplementation can play an enormous role in controlling cholesterol levels, without having to take conventional medication. I would however always recommend that the client consults with his GP before following such a plan.
Sadly in the last two decades there has been a significant rise in the number of couples experiencing fertility problems. In fact the highest cause of infertility is ‘unexplained’ at approximately 30%! It is a fact that the quality of the sperm and egg is only as ‘healthy’ as the man and woman who produce them so it is important that the couples diet and lifestyle is as healthy as can be in order to produce a healthy baby. As it takes approximately 120 days for both sperm and egg to reach maturity, we can give couples advice on a Preconception programme to embark upon before conception to maximise the quality of both egg and sperm.
This can be a real issue for lots of women each month. It can manifest itself in feelings of anxiety, depression, irritability and fatigue as well as the intense sugar cravings. Changes to diet, especially around that time of the month can really help to improve symptoms. Addition of certain supplements throughout the month will also help prevent/alleviate some of the symptoms. We can review this for you and give you specific recommendations.