Gut and Nutritional Health

“We are what we eat.” Every time we eat or drink, we are either feeding disease or fighting it. So, by ensuring our body is getting all the nutrients it needs and avoiding or helping it eliminate those that do it harm, we improve our health.

Book a consultation with our nutritional therapist at REMEDI HEALTH.

 

Book a Gut and Nutritional Health Consultation

If you are unsure about the benefits of nutritional therapy, book a health consultation with one of the REMEDI HEALTH clinicians. However if you know you want to get specialist nutritional advice, then book a consultation with our resident nutritional therapist, Olivia Smart.

This is an hour long appointment during which your whole health will be discussed and the links made between issues you are experiencing and your gut health, and nutrition. Additional tests such as those to investigate the gut microbiome, SIBO or intolerances may be prescribed.

Select a date and time from the calendar, enter your details and confirm what your consultation is for.

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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority. Please let us know if you have any symptoms that may be infectious and wear a mask.

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Trained nutritional therapist

Olivia Smart, MA Cantab, dipCNM, mANP, mGNC is a Registered Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist and trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Olivia will guide you through a holistic approach to better health.

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Private clinic and pharmacy

We can perform gut health investigations and have a carefully curated range of supplements and probiotics for optimum health. If blood tests are indicated we can do these too.

About this service

Increasingly we are understanding that our gut health has a huge influence on our overall physical health, mental wellbeing and skin. Booking a consultation with our nutritional therapist may be just what you need to focus on having the best nourishment for you body, dealing with any dysfunction and/or deficiency that may be occuring.

You will be asked to bring a food diary to your consultation so that Olivia can best understand your background and help you address your biggest concerns.

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What is nutritional therapy?

“We are what we eat.” Every time we eat or drink, we are either feeding disease or fighting it. So, by ensuring our body is getting all the nutrients it needs and avoiding or helping it eliminate those that do it harm, we improve our health.

Conditions in the body need to be in balance (‘homeostasis’), otherwise symptoms/diseases arise. Nutritional therapy seeks out and addresses imbalances, helping your body to restore homeostasis and health. The approach is holistic as everything within the body is interconnected, including the mind. If you are familiar with functional medicine, it is very similar.

The media promote extreme diets and generic advice. But you are unique; what is right for someone else, may not be the best advice for you. Nutritional therapy treats the individual and provides personally-tailored advice, which is evidence-based and accompanied by comprehensive explanations as to why it is being given to you. The advice must also be practical and achievable within your lifestyle constraints, though it may not always feel easy, at least to begin with!

Who can benefit?

Everyone! Nutritional therapy is not just about addressing specific conditions and symptoms, but best of all it may help to prevent them. No one has a perfect diet – even nutritional therapists lapse occasionally. If we each aim to optimise our own health, there are always improvements that can be made to everyone’s diet and lifestyle.

Disclaimer: Nutritional therapy is not a replacement for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions/symptoms requiring medical attention should see a doctor. Nutritional therapists are not permitted to diagnose or claim to treat medical conditions. If we think there is something going on you will be referred into one of our clinicians.

What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is based on key principles: the body contains inherent healing systems – a vital force or living energy in people is what ‘cures’, the person is treated rather than the disease, and it is the whole person (as everything in the body is interconnected). Naturopathy prefers non-invasive treatments which minimise the risk of harmful side effects, with the priority ‘first do no harm’. A naturopath will try and find, and if possible remove, the cause of the symptoms/disease, and then educate the patient to take responsibility for their own health. A naturopathic approach can prevent symptoms/disease occurring or prevent minor illness from developing into more serious or chronic conditions. Regardless of the person’s current state of health, the primary goal is to achieve and maintain optimum health and to promote wellness.

How does a consultation work?

Consultations can be in person or online. All information provided is treated with the strictest confidence.

Before: We will ask you to complete a questionnaire and a food diary. These help us to understand why you are coming, what you hope to achieve, what is going on inside your body and they show us your current dietary pattern.

During:  We investigate your medical history, current concerns and overall health and lifestyle. We discuss your food likes and dislikes, shopping and cooking preferences.

After: We will email you a personalised plan, with diet and lifestyle recommendations. Supplements may also be included. We may also recommend testing, which can often be carried out in clinic, depending on the test. We will also undertake further research as required.

Follow up consultations usually take place approximately 6-8 weeks afterwards, during which we discuss your progress, what has been successful, what was challenging and why. We then amend your plan accordingly.

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.