NUTRITION & HEALTH
Nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine people’s response to changes in the environment. Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases. Common dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure. The degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup. Some diet-regulated genes (and their normal, common variants) are likely to play a role in the onset, incidence, progression, and/or severity of chronic diseases.
Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype (i.e., “personalised nutrition”) can be used to prevent, mitigate and cure chronic disease.
At Wandsworth Town Osteopathy our nutritionist Melanie will use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This allows her to support and help you reach your health and well being goals through a personalised and unique nutritional programme.
Nutritional Therapy is available for online consultations as well as face to face appointments, please email email@example.com for more information.
ABOUT NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. As a registered Nutritional Therapist, I use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows me to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
I consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I would never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. I also work alongside medical professionals and communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Melanie Padovani, Nutritional Therapist