G.P and Consultant Referrals
Referrals from the medical profession are welcomed and can often bring about change for patients with recurrent symptoms or long-standing conditions that appear to be functional in nature.
Some patients believe that their diet may be influencing their condition but they are not sure how or why, and a referral to Nutritional Therapy can be of particular benefit to these patients.
Health conditions that are known to be closely related to poor diet and lifestyle choices, such as obesity, Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease usually respond well to dietary modification. In addition, there are other conditions where research has demonstrated that nutritional intervention can be effective, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, food intolerances and irritable bowel syndrome.
Nutritional Therapy can also bring about improvements for many recurrent or long-standing health conditions that are not responding well to medication such as chronic rhinosinusitis, acid reflux, migraine, constipation, diarrhoea, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome and recurrent infections.
The effectiveness of medical intervention for health conditions where diet and lifestyle choices are known to be contributory factors, can be hindered when patients are unaware of how to make the necessary changes in their lifestyle.
Working in partnership with a Registered Nutritional Therapist can often help to bring about more long-standing change in the health of your patients, augmenting and complementing the treatment that you provide in order to achieve the best results.
Any dietary recommendations (and supplements if appropriate) are checked for drug-nutrient interactions and contraindications to ensure maximum patient safety and to prevent conflicting advice.