Naturopathic Nutrition is a holistic therapy which treats everyone as an individual, seeking out and removing the cause of disease rather than simply suppressing the symptoms.
In ancient cultures the beneficial effects of a good diet were fully recognised. However, today this knowledge seems to have been largely lost in a busy world. It is hardly surprising that we are now suffering the ill effects of a highly refined, over-processed and de-natured diet which in turn has manifested into degenerate diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, IBS, arthritis, allergies etc.
Naturopathic Nutrition can treat people with all manner of health problems and concerns whether it's weight loss, physical, emotional, chronic or degenerative states. Although many people are now becoming interested in a healthy diet, most do not realize the true therapeutic value of food and the fact that it can be used to reverse the course of disease to regain optimum health.
Treatment is a partnership between the patient and the therapist, who both share in the goal of learning the cause of the illness and finding the very best approach to combat it.
What to expect with this approach
Like a personal trainer at the gym who creates individual training programs, Athena [link to Athena's bio] will work with you to create a lifestyle and diet that works for you. The only way to make permanent changes to your diet and lifestyle is by introducing changes layer by layer, allowing each modification to become a habit. Rush diets and dramatic changes seen on programs like the 'Biggest Loser' often cause physiological stress and don't assist with long term results.
You will develop the ability to recognise food that is healthy and beneficial to you and understand why. You will be amazed how simple changes can make you feel and look fantastic! When you experience the difference you will never look back.
Why this approach works
Increased energy, energy slumps a thing of the past
Lose weight forever by learning how to control your weight
Sluggish stomachs, food allergies / intolerance; learn what will work for you
Enjoy the benefits of a stronger immune system
Look and feel younger!
What do you get?
Tailored nutrition and life style program
Individual weight loss program
Ongoing maintenance and goal setting
How many appointments are needed?
The initial consultation takes 60 minutes.
Follow up consultations approx. 30 minutes.
You will need to complete a food diary for 7 days to bring to your first consultation. Download the food diary.
During the initial consultation we will define your goals and objectives. A full medical history including lifestyle factors will contribute vital information. The review of your food diary will mark the first steps towards your new diet / lifestyle plan.
Progress is reviewed fortnightly, with additional suggestions and recommendations for the following fortnight. As the different goals are attained your sessions will be reduced in frequency, then ultimately six monthly check ups are recommended to maintain achievements.
What does it all mean?
Diet is a word often associated with a weight loss period, something that can be discarded once a goal is achieved. One of the biggest mistakes that most people make is not planning for permanent weight loss. Their goals are set too high and results expected too quickly. Permanent weight loss requires changes in lifestyle, food perception and eating style. Effective weight loss is 50% diet and 50% exercise.
Weight loss and health isn't about going hungry, over-exercising and becoming extremist in the latest fads. If you are concerned about your weight and would like to discuss a permanent weight loss program, please make an appointment with our Naturopathic Nutritionist and food coach, Athena Nicholas