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Nutrition and lifestyle has been shown to influence all major body systems such as skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, immune and others.

In my nutritional therapy consultations I will help you to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional, physical and psychological well-being, and optimal gastrointestinal health. With allergies and chronic illnesses being linked to diet and lifestyle, there is a growing need for highly trained nutritional therapists who can help you make the right choices for those, too.

My personalised and tailored support incorporates up-to-date research and the use of the functional medicine model, a method looking at the root cause(s) of your health issues, considering all of your symptoms and contributing factors.

I offer you a proactive and personalised approach to actively take a role in your own health.

My special areas of interest are: Digestive Health, Stress and Energy Management, Mood Support and Brain Health.

I regularly attend courses and conferences to expand my knowledge and to keep up-to-date.

What is Nutritional Therapy and how does it work?

What is Nutritional Therapy and how does it work?

Nutritional Therapy is a recognised complementary medicine considered particularly suited to those suffering chronic conditions and looking to optimise their health.It uses nutrition science and is focused on a personalised approach to support individuals. It uses a set of fundamental principles which support optimal health outcomes, i.e.

  • Biochemical individuality: understanding and appreciating the importance of variations in metabolic function deriving from genetic, epigenetic and environmental differences among individuals;
  • Person centred: emphasising individual carerather than disease care, following Sir William Osler’s admonition that “It is more important to know what patient has the disease than to know what disease the patient has”
  • Dynamic balance of internal and external factors: understanding that resilient homeostasis (the buffering capacity to respond to a perturbation) is important for physiological equilibrium;
  • Web-like interactions: understanding that human physiology functions as an orchestrated network of interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without effect on each other; and
  • Promotion of organ reserve: as the means to enhance health span by maintaining genomic stability and mitochondrial capacity so decreasing morbidity.

Nutritional Therapy practice is science and evidence-based and up-to-date. It uses a practice framework which facilitates individualised nutrition and lifestyle programmes by using a wide range of tools to assess health status which means making the right nutritional and lifestyle choices to suit your body can have a very powerful impact to the way you feel and look.

 

 

Sources used:
BANT – British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
NTEC – Nutritional Therapy Education Commission

Please get in touch for a complimentary 20-minute telephone conversation to find out if Nutritional Therapy could be for you!

There is no-obligation to book an appointment and I will tell you honestly if I find that a different approach might be better suited to your specific concerns.

About Me

My own history of a series of health issues led me to nutrition and naturopathic medicine.

I was suffering stiffness and low-grade fever for weeks after giving birth to my third child. I saw many different doctors and eventually was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. For both conditions there is no treatment to cure them, only medication to reduce the symptoms, and in the case of rheumatoid arthritis it would have been something I would have had to take for the rest of my life. I felt that this was not good enough and embarked on my own health journey. I dived deep in to my medical history and through research slowly understood that I had underlying health issues (IBS, food allergies, chronic sinusitis and cystitis) due to what I was eating, even though I thought I was eating healthily. Something as simple as milk was contributing to the severe conditions I was diagnosed with. With this newly gained information and more questions than ever before, I felt the need to understand the science of nutrition on a much deeper level and decided to study naturopathic nutrition.

Today, I am a stronger and healthier version of myself and nutrition played a huge part in my recovery. As a result I feel passionately about sharing this knowledge to help others on their health journey and empower them to help themselves.

Daniela Hansman Nutritionist

My Qualifications

I am a UK registered nutritional therapy practitioner, and have met the strict criteria required for accreditation through BANT, the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and the CNHC, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. They both require members to have training at an accredited institution as well undertake continuing professional development to maintain the highest standards. The CNHC is both NHS and Government recognised, and the only regulator for Nutritional Therapists that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Prior to having children and working as a nutritional therapist I used to work in the pharmaceutical and the finance industry for over 10 years.

Consultations

what to expect?

Before attending the appointment

I will send you a health questionnaire and a food diary for you to fill in.

Ideally, I would like you to return it two days prior to your consultation to help me prepare for your visit and maximise the time of your appointment.

Initial Consultation
(up to 90 minutes)

The Initial Consultation will include:

    • Taking a detailed case history which involves questions about
      • Your health concerns and symptoms
      • General well-being
      • Past medical history
      • Current lifestyle and food intake

 

  • Review of any medical/blood test results you may have
    • An Initial Treatment Plan based on the above information will be provided within 48 hours of the appointment. The plan will include diet, lifestyle recommendations and with your approval nutritional supplements, if deemed appropriate
    • 30-minute telephone or skype conversation discussing the Initial Treatment Plan

Follow-up Consultation
(30-40 minutes)

The Follow-up Consultation is booked within 4-8 weeks of your Initial Consultation and can also be held via Skype or phone.

Your Follow Up Appointment will focus on the outcome of the changes recommended in your Initial Treatment Plan and the results of any tests taken. A revised plan will be created depending on the response of your treatment as well as any test results.

An updated plan will be sent to you within 48 hours of the follow-up appointment. A 20-minute telephone or Skype conversation discussing your new treatment plan is included in the cost for the follow-up as well as emails regarding your plan.

* May I please ask you to arrive promptly for the appointment as you may not receive the full time slot, if you are late.
Any personal information given is strictly private and confidential!

Fees

CONSULTATION PRICE
Initial consultation (up to 90 minutes) £ 120
Follow-up consultation (30-40 minutes)* £ 65
CONSULTATION PACKAGES PRICE
Initial Consultation plus 2 Follow-up Consultations (Follow-up’s are to be taken within 6 months of the Initial Consultation)
10% saving
£ 225
Initial Consultation plus 4 Follow-up Consultations (Follow-up’s are to be taken within 12 months of the Initial Consultation)
15% saving
£ 323

Payment Information

Fees are payable at the time of consultation either in cash or by debit/credit card (no Amex).
Please note that the consultation fees do not include the cost of supplements or functional testing.

Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy

If you are unable to keep your appointment, a 48-hour notice is required otherwise 50% of the fee may be charged.

Late arrivals

If you arrive late for your appointment you may not receive the full time slot dedicated to your appointment.

Functional Testing

With access to a wide variety of functional testing through private laboratories, I can offer the following tests:

  • Vitamin testing including: A, B12, D, E, K
  • Thyroid
  • Liver function
  • Iron
  • Cholesterol
  • Hormone testing including: Estrogen, Testosterone, Cortisol providing guidance for those with symptoms of menopause, stress, sub optimal fertility amongst others.
  • Hair Mineral Analysis for heavy metal toxicity
  • Omega 6 : 3 ratio
  • Parasite, bacterial, viral infections
  • Gastrointestinal imbalances including SIBO
  • Food sensitivities & intolerances
  • Genetic testing

Contact

To book an appointment or schedule a free 20-minute evaluation contact me at

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ADDRESS

Bo-Co
6 Electric Parade
Surbiton KT6 5NT

CALL ME

020 8133 7115

EMAIL

info@dhnutritionaltherapy.com