Food is so much more than just an energy source. Every cell in our body is made up of nutrients (we really are what we eat!), and when we’re not feeling tip-top, it makes sense that adjustments in our diet could be hugely beneficial.
Here are the top 6 reasons why clients visit our clinics:
1. Digestive issues such as IBS, bloating, indigestion
Bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and heartburn are all signs that there is an imbalance in the gut.
80% of your immune system is in the gut! Which means an imbalance of the gut can lead to recurring illnesses, frequent colds and allergies.
2. Energy slumps and tiredness
Busy lifestyles often mean we are eating on the go, or not eating well. Mid afternoon energy slumps are a sign of blood sugar imbalances, and affect concentration and energy levels. A nutritional therapist can assess your diet and make a few simple tweaks to help you get the most from your day.
3. Skin complaints and allergies, such as eczema and hayfever
Allergies and skin conditions are an indication that the immune system is over reacting, and the causes of these responses are often overlooked.
Working on improving gut health can provide some amazing results, and help ease symptoms.
4. Migraines and headaches
Food sensitivities are often the triggers behind headaches and migraines. Removing ‘amines’ such as chocolate, cheese, wine, and citrus fruits whilst addressing any underlying gut problems can help resolve frequent migraines and headaches.
5. Aches and pains
Inflammation can be influenced by diet and lifestyle. Introducing more anti-inflammatory foods such as oily fish, eggs, vegetables and reducing pro-inflammatory foods that are high in sugar, additives and hydrogenated fats can help to reduce pain and discomfort.
A nutritional therapist can create a personalized plan to ensure the correct balance of nutrients are in your diet to support your body’s needs.
6. Poor sleep
Dietary choices have a huge impact on sleep. Many of us rely on stimulants such as coffee and energy drinks to get through the afternoon slump, which then keeps us from nodding off at night, which leads to us feeling un-refreshed when we wake. Introducing slow releasing energy foods, reducing stimulants after 4pm and introducing a bedtime routine can help break this cycle.
If you relate to any of the symptoms above, we’re here to support you with personalised nutritional advice. Send us a message for more info!