To get going you will be asked to complete a detailed nutritional therapy questionnaire and diet diary which details for me all of your health concerns, your health history and an outline of your nutritional intake. I will then spend time reviewing your case before we meet allowing me to form an understanding of the individuality of your case.
I will begin to piece together clues from your symptoms that will help form the basis of the investigatory work that I will continue to do when we meet.
This consultation is used as a means for further information gathering, leading into the creation of a functional medicine timeline which is key in understanding the point at which your ill health began and what the triggering events or inputs were.
We will discuss your the outcomes that you would like to achieve and your key goals for your health and for your life.
We will discuss the way forward and the key steps we will need to take to achieve your health goals, including any tests required.
An initial nutritional plan will be drawn up post consultation for you to follow in the period until our next consultation.
Our first follow up will be a review of any test results that we may have received and a discussion regarding the actions that need to be taken in light of these results. We will also discuss your progress on the initial nutritional plan and will begin to refine and progress this plan moving you forward towards your goals.
Subsequent follow up's will will allow us to adapt the protocol, ensuring we are always meeting your needs, and adjusting recommendations as you progress. This may include additions to the plan, or further testing if we feel it necessary.
We will continuously review your goals and your progress towards them.
By the end of our time working together you will be confident in continuing with your plan, and by this point the changes we have made to your diet and lifestyle should fit seamlessly and sustainably into your life.
Nutritional therapy is not about a 'diet' but instead a 'way of eating' that becomes a lifestyle choice. A choice you make to live a life of health.
I sought advice from Libby because of a significant weight loss following an illness, subsequent operation and prolonged stay in hospital. Prior to seeing Libby, my weight had shown no signs of recovering but, following Libby's recommended changes to my diet, over a three month period I am now back to my pre operation weight. Additionally previous digestive symptoms have also been positively influenced, due, I am sure, to the dietary changes recommended by Libby. Friends and family all say how much better I am looking!
Libby helped me to understand what's good for my body explaining everything in a very simple way. Her advice is doable and easy to employ and it focuses on general well being.
She's also very approachable and always available to reply to questions you might have once you've started changing your habits.
Libby's knowledge and expertise in nutrition has helped me greatly improve my life. She has enabled me to better understand the connection between my body and what I fuel it with, which has led to increased vital energy levels. I highly recommend Libby to anyone seeking to improve their health and well-being.
Libby has given me practical help with developing a more rounded approach to food, one that also impacts on my entire wellbeing. Libby has given me tips to make considered choices and has helped shift my thinking to a position of nourishment, rather than restriction and elimination. Libby's solid advice is helping me make my goals achievable and part of my everyday life.