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Featured Therapy – Nutrition and Allergy Testing

December 07th, 2015

For December our therapy of the month is Nutrition and Allergy testing, and in this blog post our nutritionist Nicky Seabrook talks about how she came to be a Nutritional therapist and the work she does at the centre now.

‘I have always been interested in Nutrition and how it can affect health and for the first few years of my career I worked as a Dietitian in hospitals and in General Practice. Then, after having my children, I decided that I wanted to develop my understanding of chronic conditions further, so I studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and gained a diploma in Nutritional Medicine.

The three-year training in Nutritional Medicine equips practitioners to understand the key disease models and how to use specific foods, diets and nutrients to relieve symptoms. Since then I have enjoyed further professional development courses, covering topics such as probiotics, glandulars and how to test for hormone and digestive imbalances.

In the last three years many people have come to the centre to have a food intolerance test carried out. This is a very useful finger prick blood test designed by Cambridge Nutritional Sciences, for anyone with chronic digestive symptoms, joint pain or migraines.

The other area that I am keen to develop is helping women with hormone imbalances. Nutritional therapy can be very helpful for women having fertility problems, experiencing symptoms of PCOS or Endometriosis or wanting relief from their menopausal symptoms.

Nutritional therapy is a natural, safe therapy that can help people make significant steps towards better health -both in the short and long term.’

Nicky Seabrook BSc.Dip.ION mBANT CNHC

If you’d like to know more about the work Nicky visit her page on our website here or call the centre on 01394 388234 to book a free 15 minute nutritional consultation.

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