Nutrition is the science of how food and nutrients affect health, growth, reproduction and development.
The foods we eat (and don’t eat) can have a big impact on how the body functions, both physically and mentally. Poor nutrition can affect energy levels, concentration, immunity, mood, fertility, growth and development. A poor diet also increases the risk of developing many chronic health conditions.
Clinical nutritionists work with individuals to improve their health and well-being. They provide advice about diet and nutritional supplements in order to manage and prevent health conditions. Advice is tailored to the health needs, goals and preferences of the individual.
Nutrition consultations involve extensive discussion about your current complaints, health history, diet and lifestyle and your personal goals. Any recent blood and other tests you bring with you will be reviewed and further testing may be suggested. We will work together to develop a treatment plan to reach your goals. During follow-up consultations, the treatment plan will be further developed, based on your feedback and any new test results.
Nutrition consultations can potentially be of benefit to anyone seeking to improve their physical and/or mental health or reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.
Diet and nutrition is very important during preconception, pregnancy and childhood.
Dietary change and/or better nutrition may also improve many conditions and risk factors, including:
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor energy levels
- Gut and digestive problems including reflux, bloating, discomfort, constipation and loose stools
- Fertility, for both men and women
- Hormone-related conditions such as PCOS and menstrual symptoms
- Mental health and well-being
- Cardiovascular health
- Blood glucose levels
- Symptoms of arthritis and gout