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Jo offers a personal nutrition consultation to provide nutrition and lifestyle advice to clients at all stages of life wishing to optimise their overall health. A one to one nutrition consultation can help identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these may be contributing to particular symptoms of ill-health and preventing optimal wellbeing and peak performance.
Prior to the initial consultation you will be sent a detailed questionnaire and a 3-day food diary to complete. It is important that it is returned before your appointment so that Jo can prepare for your meeting.
The initial nutrition consultation lasts up to 90 minutes. A detailed case history is taken to give a clear understanding of your health goals, dietary habits, lifestyle, medical timeline and family history. Jo will explain the focus of the tailored nutritional plan and dietary guidelines recommended to meet your individual needs. A copy will be provided with appropriate meal ideas and inspiring recipes. Your plan may also include recommendations to include nutritional supplements and changes to lifestyle habits such as considering stress management, exercise and environment. Jo may discuss with you whether it may be beneficial to carry out any relevant functional biochemical tests to provide a more accurate insight and targeted approach to therapy.
Note that costs for nutritional supplements and laboratory tests are additional and will be discussed during the consultation. There is no obligation to include supplements or undertake tests and there can be much that can be achieved working even with the diet alone.
A follow-up consultation will be arranged at 3-6 week intervals, depending on level of support required, to monitor your progress, review the plan and make any adjustments. Normally, as you progress the intervals between consultations increase.
A follow-up consultation lasts up to 1 hour. It works in a similar way to the first consultation. Time will be spent discussing how the nutrition plan is progressing, what is working and what isn’t, consideration of relevant tests and interpretation of results. Thus allowing adjustments to your plan to be made accordingly. The focus and priority of therapy is regularly reviewed throughout the process.
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Types of functional tests that may be considered include:
- Nutrition status – vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, omega-3 : 6 balance,
- Digestive and gut function (including tests for bacteria, yeasts and parasites)
- Hormone testing including adrenal, thyroid and sex hormone profiles
- Allergy/food intolerance testing and immunological testingnfections; including H. Pyloria, Lyme disease (co-infections) and viruses
- Cardiovascular health risk profiles including Homocysteine
- Genetic testing – to assist in analysing genotypes that affect methylation, detoxification, oestrogen and histamine metabolism, and the sleep cycle
Medical laboratories I may use include: