"Let food be
your medicine, and medicine be your food"
"I just wanted to say thank you so much - you have changed my life! I have not had cystitis once since I saw you. You did what nobody else in the medical profession was able to!"
Emma Forbes, Brighton
Nutritional therapy involves the use of specially designed dietary and supplement programmes to suit an individuals needs. No two programmes given will ever be the same as a nutritional therapist will recognise that everyone is unique. Nutritional therapy is holistic in its approach, treating the whole person and the root cause of a problem rather than purely their symptoms.
The aims of a nutritional programme are to remove excess toxicity from the body. This may be placing undue stress on the body, lowering the general vitality. The factor of absorption is also addressed by looking closely at the balance of intestinal flora. It is essential that nutrient absorption is excellent to maintain health and prevent deficiency from occurring.
Various foods may be aggravating a person's illness and these are generally removed or reduced and replaced with those foods that will have beneficial effects on the body. Nutrient imbalances will also be addressed. As a result the body will be brought back into balance and good health will result.
What happens during a Nutritional therapy consultation?
A consultation will last for approximately 1 hour and will involve the therapist taking a full case history looking at the persons past and present medical history.
Various questionnaires may also need to be completed along with a diet diary. A dietary programme with various supplements will then be set and the situation reviewed after a 4 week interval.
Additional advice on cooking and purchasing food and also
general lifestyle improvements will also be given throughout. See some examples
of Claire's healthy
recipes. A nutritional therapist is also qualified to advise on sports
nutrition, weight maintenance and nutrition during pregnancy. Nutritional
therapy is suitable for all ages.
What conditions can Nutritional Therapy help?
M.E. & fatigue
Asthma & Hay fever
PMT & Menopause
Digestive & bowel problems
Skin problems - eczema, psoriasis etc
When is Nutritional Therapy available?
Monday, Tuesday with Claire 2.00 - 6.00pm
Wednesday with Robin 1.00 - 5.00pm
How much does Nutritional Therapy cost?
Monday, Tuesday: Claire Pigott 1st appointment £60 (60 mins), follow-up appointments £40 (45 mins)
Wednesday: Robin Ravenhill 1st appointment £95 (60 mins), under 18s £65 (60 mins);
follow-up appointments £55 (60 mins) or £35 (30 mins), under 18s £45 (45 mins) or £25 (30 mins)
How do I book?
1. Call 01273 470955
3. In person at Equilibrium Complementary Health Centre, 16 Station St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DB
Payments can be made to your therapist by cheque or cash. In order to keep
prices to the minimum, we regret that we are unable to accept credit or debit
Where can I find more information about Nutrition?