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What is nutritional therapy?
What can we help with?
Do you offer telephone or video consultations?
What are the costs involved in a nutrition consultation?
Are there any additional costs?

 


 

What is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. The role of a registered nutritional therapist is to understand the underlying causes as to why you don’t feel your best, and then guide you through dietary and lifestyle changes to support your return to health. Your story is central to the process and once your registered nutritional therapist understands what your goals are and has a clear understanding of your case, you will work together to map out a strategy that is personalised to you.

Your registered nutritional therapist can use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and to understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns.

Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine, relevant for those with chronic health conditions or looking to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Importantly, nutritional therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and your registered nutritional therapist will refer you for any ‘red flag’ symptoms to your medical professional. As a complementary approach to health, nutritional therapy works best in collaboration with primary medical care.

 

What can we help with?

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. We look to provide personalised nutrition support.

Many of our clients feel they:

  • don't know what they should eat
  • are confused by all the recommended diets
  • have removed food groups from their daily meals
  • no longer enjoy food

Some of the more common issues that our clients suffer from include: 

Colds and infections  | Digestive issues  |  Extreme fatigue (tired all the time)  |  Female health  |  Fertility concerns  |  Food sensitivities  |  Headaches and migraines  |  Hormonal imbalances  |  Immunity issues  |  Preventative health  |  Skin problems  |  Sleep problems  |  Stress and anxiety   |  Thyroid issues  |  Weight loss |mental wellbeing

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have a medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments, or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme. 

  

Do you offer telephone or video consultations?

Yes, both telephone and video consultations are available. When the Covid-19 pandemic allows, face-to-face appointments will resume.  

 

What are the costs involved in a nutrition consultation?

We offer a range of different appointment types to suit different budgets and needs. An appointment with one of our supervised final year students or newly qualified practitioners is cheaper than seeing an experienced registered nutritional therapist. An updated price list can be found on our clinic page.

Note that we sometimes recommend supplements or tests with private laboratories, so these are additional costs that you might want to consider. Purchasing these tests through the ION clinic are provided at cost and there is no obligation to undertake any tests; these are, of course, optional extras.

Payment for your appointment is taken at the time of booking.

 

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional costs, but it depends on your individual case and budget. For example, if a test is not available on the NHS we can refer you to a private laboratory. Functional nutrition tests can range in price from £40 to £300. The cost of these tests is discounted if purchased through ION.

If we recommend supplements, then that is also an additional cost to be aware of.

Our job is to work within your budget. However, there is no expectation on our part and we are guided by you.

 

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