Take control of your health.
Nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated.
Healthy Sustainable Weight Loss
Are you tired of yo-yo dieting?
Are you fed up with bloating, pain and constipation?
Food coaching for Health and Vitality
Need support during your menopausal journey?
“Your genes act like a loaded gun but it’s your diet, lifestyle and environment that pulls the trigger”

Welcome to
Therapeutic Kitchen

At Therapeutic Kitchen, we understand how powerful healthy food is in supporting the body and in preventing and combating disease.

It’s our hope and goal that we can make a real impact and difference in the lives of everyone who works with us. We will show you how powerful healthy food is in supporting your body and make you feel the best version of yourself.

Nutritional Therapy looks at your body as a whole, recognising that every system is connected and which can then impact other systems in the body. We do not focus on your condition, disease or diagnosis but rather try to understand the root causes of your symptoms.

One to one personalised nutrition consultations, functional testing, food coaching and meal planning, individual nutritional cookery lessons and culinary workshops

What we offer

We combine our knowledge and passion for real food together with our expertise in nutrition and therapeutic cooking, not only offering a nutritional practice but more other more specific services – diet reviews, meal planning, one to one cookery lessons and group nutritional cookery workshops to help you achieve your health goals.

We live in a world of increasing dietary anxiety, especially with Doctor Google at our fingertips. Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegan, Low carb, 16-8, superfoods, bad fats, good fats, the wrong sort of exercise… it’s information overload, and frankly, it’s just confusing.

Our aim is to eliminate the confusion, and help you make simple choices for a healthier, better you. We want to put you back in control of your health.

Common issues that people talk to us about:

Our nutrition, wellness and lifestyle plans are tailored specifically to you and your symptoms. Here are some of the most common reasons that people book with us. 

Brain fog, low energy, lack of concentration, poor sleep, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, and migraines can all be signs that your gut is out of balance. They can also be an indication of thyroid and, hormone imbalances or food insensitivities.

The good news is that simple diet and lifestyle changes can ease your symptoms once the root cause is identified.

Food sensitivities can often be the triggers for migraines and regular headaches. Removing ‘amines’ such as chocolate, cheese, wine and citrus fruits whilst also rebalancing any gut issues can help resolve frequent migraines or headaches.

Functional testing can easily identify dysfunctional digestive disorders such as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), parasites, infections, low stomach acid or even a side effect of certain medications.

It’s also important to remember that 80% of your immune system is in your gut which means that any imbalance in the gut can lead to recurring illnesses, frequent colds, allergies and food sensitivities.

Often when you are on the go and frankly life gets in the way, you don’t eat well, or we’re eating on the go. Do you ever suffer from a mid-afternoon energy slump?  Do you feel anxious or low for no apparent reason? 

These are all signs that there are imbalances with our blood sugar levels which can affect our mood, our food choices and generally our sense of well-being. As a Nutritional Therapist, I am able to assess your diet and make some simple tweaks to increase and stabilise your energy levels to make sure you feel balanced throughout the day which will improve your mood and energy levels.

Your goal may be to gain weight, lose weight or simply make changes to your body composition.  The important thing to remember is no one plan fits all when it comes to weight management, we tailor our plans to meet your aims and lifestyle supporting you with meal plans, bespoke recipes and food and lifestyle coaching.  

We also offer functional testing to investigate any underlying causes such as poor thyroid function, gut dysfunction, hormones imbalances which can all play a part in unexplained weight management issues. 

 

DNA Genetic testing is also very useful for those who have a history of weight loss resistance.  It can explain an individual’s predisposition to certain eating behaviours and provide an insight into how individually we react to carbohydrates, saturated fats, and different forms of exercise.

With a history of yo-yo dieting and poor nutrition, our metabolism can become sluggish which can then lead to disorders such as insulin resistance, hormonal imbalances, cardio and cholesterol issues.  

Through our Diet Review and Meal Planning and our Nutritional Therapy Consultation and Packages services, we can help you improve your diet and lifestyle without having to face another weight loss class again. We will teach you simple techniques to make sure you are eating the right foods at the right times to improve your health and get you to a happy and healthy weight. 

If you have a pre-diagnosed blood sugar related condition such as diabetes, insulin resistance or cardiovascular condition, we will take into account your medication and make slow and gentle tweaks to your existing diet to support you improve your condition. We would recommend one of our Nutritional Therapy Consultation and Packages that offer one to one individual support over a longer period of time.

Allergies and skin conditions are a sign that the immune system is not working properly and even over-reacting. It can also be a sign of an imbalance in the gut.  At Therapeutic Kitchen we will work with you to investigate your symptoms to find the root causes and recommend functional testing where necessary.  This will allow us to make achievable adjustments and recommendation to your diet and lifestyle to balance your gut health and improve immune function. This can have some amazing results to improve symptoms.

If you think about our bodies as types of car engines, the female body would be a Ferrari compared to the male body which is more like a Ford Escort. Sorry guys!

What this means for the ladies, is there’s a lot more to go wrong and rebalance. From polycystic ovaries to PMS, fertility to the menopause, not to mention debilitating conditions such as endometriosis. All these can affect our moods, coping strategies, energy levels, weight and everyday life. 

Through diet and lifestyle there are many options for improving hormonal imbalances such as PMS, PMT and fertility problems.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders that we see in women. It is closely associated with infertility issues affecting many women of childbearing age.  Symptoms include weight gain, excessive hair growth, irregular periods, acne and fertility issues. PCOS sufferers are at a higher risk of diabetes, anxiety and mood swings, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease. 

 

However, with the right nutrition, lifestyle and wellness plan, there are many ways to support PCOS sufferers with their symptoms.

Chronic fatigue syndromes such as Fibromyalgia and ME cannot be explained by underlying medical conditions but are often linked to adrenal fatigue or extensive inflammation. Symptoms that are associated with these conditions include joint pain, muscle pain, poor concentration, poor memory, headaches, night sweats, and digestive disorders.  These conditions can often be improved by positive changes to diet and lifestyle.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at front of your neck and sets your entire metabolic rate. It controls your weight, energy levels, mood, and is involved in everything from your cholesterol to female hormones. Women are particularly susceptible to thyroid issues when they reach the menopause. 

Changes to metabolism, heart function, digestion, energy, appetite, hair, nails, sleep and mood can all be signs that the thyroid is over-producing or under-producing sufficient hormones.

An overactive or underactive thyroid can be difficult to identify through standard GP tests due to limited testing available to them. We offer a comprehensive thyroid tests not only test TSH and T4 hormones, but also include Reverse T3, Free T4, Free T3, and antibodies and checks for deficiencies in selenium, iodine and zinc

Sleep. We all do it, but many of us don’t do it well. A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy existence, protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of life. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to fall asleep, wake up in the middle of the night, wide awake, and then we can’t wake up in the morning and feel constantly tired all day.

Sleep helps us maintain a healthy weight and a good balance of hormones, as well as controlling sugar levels. For mental health, a great night’s sleep makes the brain work effectively. It helps us to learn, remember, solve problems and make decisions, as well as safeguarding against stress, mood swings and depression.

One of the important aspects of managing poor sleep is manage blood sugar balance through our diets. This will have an immediate positive effect on our hormones, cortisol and melatonin which support a healthy circadian rhythm.

Functional Testing

Some people are surprised to hear that nutritional therapists offer a range of functional tests to support their health, assuming that we just tell you what to eat and what not to eat.

Functional testing removes the guesswork of how your body is functioning, and establishes or rules out underlying causes of symptoms.Testing (including tests carried out by your GP) provides us with a snapshot of the current moment. Our tests are carried out by professional industry recognised laboratories in the UK and are analysed using saliva, blood, urine or stool samples.

Genetic DNA Testing

Nutrigenomics and Epigenetics 

Get an insight into what your genes can tell you about your health. Genes don’t determine disease on their own. Genes function can only be activated, or expressed, and nutrition plays a crucial role in determining which genes, good and bad are expressed.

Make the right diet and lifestyle choices for a healthier you. With genetic and lifestyle analyses, we offer  personalised solutions to health conditions and wellness goals.

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