What I can help with…
As a nutritionist I work to support many problematic health conditions and issues for clients in Darlington, Co. Durham.
A large variety of areas can benefit from specialist nutritional therapy, including:
Loosing unwanted weight can be a struggle for many of us, often very disheartening and frustrating. The body’s metabolism can become unbalanced and unstable for many reasons, i.e. yo-yo dieting. Other factors may also have created barriers that are hard to identify.
Successful weight loss requires both dietary and lifestyle changes and adopting healthy habits can really help weight management, long term. This reduces the risk of other more serious health issues, e.g. heart problems, stroke, diabetes, but also gives you more energy, helping you to feel good about yourself again.
I undertake detailed dietary and lifestyle analysis, which is key to me providing a lasting solution to stabilise metabolism and reach your goals. My individual, uniquely tailored programmes, along with my ongoing support and monitoring will help you achieve this.
If you suffer with IBS, the uncomfortable symptoms of bloating, pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation will be all too familiar. Approximately 20% of the population may suffer with IBS, affecting all ages, and it is almost twice as common in women.
Most apparent is that IBS is a dietary issue, with intolerance to certain foods playing a key role. Unlike a food allergy reaction (immediate), the subtle, slow nature of a food intolerance reaction can sometimes be missed. Quite often those affected have an intolerance to gluten and/or lactose as well as other food triggers. IBS is different for everyone, however, which is why a personal consultation and individual treatment programme can help.
Candida albicans, is a form of yeast/fungus found in the body. Naturally occurring in the mouth, intestines and skin, low amounts are not harmful. The problem arises when Candida multiplies, causing many symptoms i.e. chronic fatigue, brain fog, digestive issues, headaches, food intolerances, lethargy, fungal and yeast infections, sinus problems and irritability.
Antibiotic use and a diet high in processed foods can lead to an overgrowth, and Candida thrives on all types of sugar. Cravings for sweet foods and carbohydrates such as white bread and starchy foods are common, and will only makes symptoms worse, by encouraging growth.
Symptoms may vary from person to person, and can have a large impact on your wellbeing. Contact me for help with a personalised analysis, diet and health plan to restore gut health, inhibit Candida, and feel like yourself again. I am based in Darlington, Co Durham.
Most of us know the feeling of craving foods, especially sugary ones. Sometimes saying ‘no’ to that piece of cake or chocolate can be just impossible! Sugar added in sweet and savoury foods is quickly converted into glucose in your bloodstream, causing blood sugar levels to spike, rising rapidly. This gives a momentary energy kick, the body responds, levels drop rapidly and then you crave more sugar. It’s a viscous circle! Cravings can become more serious, as an excessive sugar intake can lead to: development of body fat, increased risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardio vascular disease, cancers and dental problems.
Contact me to visit in Darlington, Co Durham, and I can help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes, to get you back on track.
High blood pressure is the largest, single known risk factor in cardiovascular disease and related disability. 1 in 4 adults in England are affected, and at least 50% of heart attacks and strokes are linked with this condition. It is also a major risk factor associated with chronic kidney disease, heart failure and dementia.
The foods and drink you consume, have a real impact on heart health and blood pressure. It is even more important, if you have, or have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure, to make healthy changes to your diet.
Which foods and drinks to choose, which ones to avoid, reducing salt, alcohol etc. can be confusing and daunting. Contact me for a personalised consultation, in Darlington, Co Durham, and I will help you understand and adapt to a healthier diet/ lifestyle, specific to your needs.
With any health condition please seek advice with your GP for initial diagnosis. My advice and personal dietary recommendations are in no way intended to replace medical consultation.