ashbourne medical

Monika Sarapiene

Nutritional Therapy: Diet and Lifestyle Advise

Nutritional Therapy is the application of evidence-based nutrition and health science to enable individuals to optimize their health potential. It is client centered and body systems-based biology approach that focuses on finding the root cause of ill health.

Nutritional Therapy may help to alleviate a wide range of conditions and support recovery using food and – where appropriate – dietary supplements.

It is intended to compliment medicine and to support your medical practitioner’s diagnosis and treatment plan. Dietary changes may be made under the supervision of a medical doctor.

It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well-being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions.

Nutritional Therapy can help improve on the following conditions:

  • Digestive Problems
    Constipation, Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, diverticulitis
  • Weight problems
    Weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes
  • Cardio-Vascular Health
    Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome
  • Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health

Infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause symptoms, Recurring Thrush, Cystitis

  • Skin Conditions

Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea

  • Mental health & General Wellbeing
    Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Poor Concentration
  • Autoimmune conditions
    such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine

We may offer functional laboratory testing to identify nutritional status, any imbalances, and/or pathogens which could be present that may be contributing to poor health. If testing is required appropriate guidance will be provided during our consultation. Any cost will be additional to consultation fee. Results are used in conjunction with information collected at the consultation to determine diet and lifestyle suggestions, to fine-tune your nutritional programme, allowing more rapid and cost-effective results.

How it works

Before the first consultation the client will receive a questionnaire to fill out stating their long-term health goals and what they would like to achieve, a brief medical history and a 3 day food diary. The initial consultation itself will focus on these goals with more detailed questions around the clients current and past diet, lifestyle, family history, medication, supplements and physical activity. This establishes a clear picture of why the client has reached their current state of health.

The initial consultation usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Follow ups are normally 45 to 60 minutes and can be scheduled 1 to 4 weeks after initial consultation depending on the level of support the client may need to implement the lifestyle changes.