Based on Hippocrates’ philosophy “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, nutritional medicine is all about healthy dietary choices to create the foundation for optimal health. By addressing nutritional deficiencies with dietary strategies and supplements if required, nutritional medicine ensures our body gets all the nutrients it needs to maintain a healthy nutrient status and, above all, optimal wellbeing.
An excellent way to avoid illness, both minor complaints and more chronic conditions, is to maximise your nutrient levels. With this in place, the body has the capacity to heal itself via a healthy, diverse gut microbiome and a responsive immune system.
Katie offers professional advice based on your needs. Whether it be assistance with weight management, therapeutic dietary approaches to support the body through acute or chronic conditions, or simply to enjoy better wellbeing with healthier dietary choices.
These days, with almost too much information on offer, it can be confusing to navigate your way through the sheer volume of everyone’s opinion of what constitutes a healthy diet. It seems like everyone’s an expert (even without the necessary training)! Katie can help clarify what is best for you based on years of study, continual professional education to keep abreast with the latest research, and over 20 years of clinical experience.
At the end of the day, we want to enjoy food. Katie’s “big picture” approach is not so much to focus on diets that are restrictive, but to correct the function of digestion and address the microflora of the gut microbiome in order to create a diet that is diverse and expansive. Of course, there are conditions such as food intolerances, where a restrictive diet is a necessary part of getting better, however the focus is on how can we improve the body’s response to these foods rather than living a life without them.
Good nutrition doesn’t have to be hard work, boring and flavourless! Katie works with you to create a diet plan that’s manageable, easy to maintain, and aligns with your lifestyle and tastes. This is the beauty of working with someone who has a detailed understanding of nutritional medicine, dietary requirements while acknowledging and incorporating what works for you.