My approach with nutritional therapy 

I'm a nutritional therapist with a three-year diploma from The London College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) and a year certification in naturopathic nutritionl from Ecole de Naturopathie Traditionnelle Holistique de Paris (CENATHO). I've also experimented all my life with the most controversial diets out there (veganism, vegetarianims, Ayurvdic, Paleo, Ketogenic, etc.). I know about foods! I know how food can either heal or harm you! And I know all this very, very well.

 

Also, allow me to say that I love food! I love good food - tasty, greasy, fresh, crunchy, palatable, delicious and nutririous food! And I know you love it too!

 

One of the main misconceptions about nutritional therapy is that the therapist would put you on a bland diet of lettuce and water until you see the results you want! Ha! But nothing can be farther from the truth! I personally do not work like this, and will never give anyone a standard diet based primarily on vegetables and fruits. 

 

I use a scientific and holistic variety of tools to assess and identify:

 

A) Your constitutional type

 

B) Your hormonal type

 

C) Your Ayurvedic Dosha

 

D) Any nutritional imbalances that could be causing problems in your system

 

E) Deficiency in organ function

 

By using this approach, I can deliver to you a TOP-NOTCH individualised plan to help your body heal on its own, while you eat the foods you like and have fun in the healing process!

 

 

In a typical consultation with me, I assess the individual’s general health, family history, dietary habits, digestive function and lifestyle. In doing so, I may undertake or commission specific functional diagnostic tests. Upon reception of the their results, I will devise a dietary and lifestyle plan suitable for your individual’s circumstances. This will include dietary adjustments, advice on lifestyle changes, and prescription of food, nutrients, and botanical supplements.

If food is a big concern to you, please don’t worry. The dietary alterations that I recommend will be palatable, fun, easy to follow, and won't come in the shape of a restrictive diet that will leave you hungry, with very low energy levels, or that would force you to count calories.  This is not how I work and suppression or hunger are not beliefs or values that I adhere to.

Rather, I will recommend a diet that is nutrient dense; plant-based; rich in protein; rich in fats; and perfectly tailored to your own individual nutritional needs.

 

Nutritional therapy occurs when nutrition science is put into practice to promote health, optimum performance, and the care of an individual.

 

"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition." ~Thomas Edison.

Healing foods to help you build optimal health & wellness

Almonds & Uric Acid

Almonds (10 g/day), eaten before breakfast, reduces serum Uric Acid in CAD (coronayr arterery disease) patients. Prevention of hyperuricemia can confer protection from kidney and vascular damage and if extrapolated for general population, dietary almonds can offer grander health benefit.

Nutr J. 2016 ;15(1):77. Epub 2016 Aug 19. PMID: 27543277

 

 

Dietary Grape Supplements & Colon Cancer

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and a grape-derived compound, resveratrol, have been linked to a reduced incidence of colon cancer. In vitro and in vivo, resveratrol suppresses Wnt signaling, a pathway constitutively activated in over 85 % of colon cancers.

 

Nutr J. 2015 ;14(1):62. Epub 2015 Jun 19. PMID: 26085034

 

 

Eggs & Absoprtion of Carotenoids

Dietary lipids are one of the most effective stimulators of carotenoid absorption, but very limited data exist on the impact of endogenous food sources of lipids to enhance carotenoid absorption. The co-consumption of whole egg with carotenoid-rich foods may increase overall carotenoid absorption via lipid-rich egg yolk.

 

-Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 May 27. Epub 2015 May 27. PMID: 26016861

 

Greater long-term intake and increased consumption of whole fruits may reduce the risk of developing hypertension


Increased fruit and vegetable intake lowers blood pressure in short-term interventional studies. However, data on the association of long-term intake of fruits and vegetables with hypertension risk are scarce. We prospectively examined the independent association of whole fruit (excluding juices) and vegetable intake, as well as the change in consumption of whole fruits and vegetables, with incident hypertension in 3 large longitudinal cohort studies: Nurses' Health Study (n=62 175), Nurses' Health Study II (n=88 475), and Health Professionals Follow-up Study (n=36 803). We calculated hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals for fruit and vegetable consumption while controlling for hypertension risk factors. Compared with participants whose consumption was≤4 servings/week, the pooled hazard ratios among those whose intake was ≥4 servings/day were 0.92(0.87-0.97) for total whole fruit intake and 0.95(0.86-1.04) for total vegetable intake. Similarly, compared with participants who did not increase their fruit or vegetable consumption, the pooled hazard ratios for those whose intake increased by ≥7 servings/week were 0.94(0.90-0.97) for total whole fruit intake and 0.98(0.94-1.01) for total vegetable. Analyses of individual fruits and vegetables yielded different results. Consumption levels of ≥4 servings/week (as opposed to<1 serving/month) of broccoli, carrots, tofu or soybeans, raisins, and apples was associated with lower hypertension risk. In conclusion, our results suggest that greater long-term intake and increased consumption of whole fruits may reduce the risk of developing hypertension.

 

Hypertension. 2016 Feb ;67(2):288-93. Epub 2015 Dec 7. PMID: 26644239Heading
 

A high intake of fish may decrease the risk of prostate cancer death.

OBJECTIVE: We investigated the relationship between the intake of fish and the risk of death from prostate cancer. DESIGN: Data were derived from a prospective cohort study in Japan. Fish consumption obtained from a baseline questionnaire was classified into the two categories of 'low intake' and 'high intake'. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) and 95 % confidence intervals. SUBJECTS: Data for 5589 men aged 30-79 years were analysed. RESULTS: A total of twenty-one prostate cancer deaths were observed during 75 072 person-years of follow-up. Mean age at baseline study of these twenty-one subjects was 67.7 years, ranging from 47 and 79 years old. Results showed a consistent inverse association of this cancer between the high v. low intake groups. The multivariate model adjusted for potential confounding factors and some other food items showed a HR of 0.12 (95 % CI 0.05, 0.32) for the high intake group of fish consumption. CONCLUSIONS: These results support the hypothesis that a high intake of fish may decrease the risk of prostate cancer death. Given the paucity of studies examining the association between prostate cancer and fish consumption, particularly in Asian populations, these findings require confirmation in additional cohort studies.

 

 

- Public Health Nutr. 2009 May;12(5):609-13. Epub 2008 Jul 29. PMID: 18664313

 

If you wish to know more about the power and efficacy of nutritional therapy and functional medicine for your individual health issues, please get in touch with me :

+44 0787 20 22009

consultationas@vitalityexpression.co.uk

 

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"Meta-analyses showed that flavonoids have a promising role in improving visual function in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OHT), and appear to play a part in both improving and slowing the progression of visual field loss".

 

-Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep 4. Epub 2015 Sep 4. PMID: 26340868

"Animal studies show that holy basil helps the body maintain homeostasis of the stress hormone cortisol.1 It rebalances mood-associated neurotransmitters in the brain—specifically ones that can produce feelings of hopelessness, which is a key component of stress-induced depression."2

1- Phytother Res. 2016;30(5):805-14

2-Indian J Med Res. 2012;135(4):548-54

 

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"EGCG (from green tea extract) regulates genes involved in fat oxidation and storage, as well as genes involved in insulin signaling and glucose metabolism."

-Planta Med. 2004 Nov;70(11)

 

"Effect of unsaponifiable extracts of avocado and soybean (Piasclédine) on the collagenolytic action of cultures of human rheumatoid synoviocytes and rabbit articular chondrocytes treated with interleukin-1."

- Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1991 Apr;58(4):241-5. PMID: 1647544

"This meta-analysis showed a significant effect of supplementation with Spirulina in reducing plasma concentrations of total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides and elevating those of HDL-C."

- Clin Nutr. 2015 Sep 25. Epub 2015 Sep 25. PMID: 26433766

"Supplementation with olive leaf polyphenols for 12 weeks significantly improved insulin sensitivity and pancreaticβ-cell secretory capacity in overweight middle-aged men at risk of developing the metabolic syndrome."

- Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Dec 31, 2012

 

"A coconut extra virgin oil-rich diet increases HDL cholesterol and decreases waist circumference and body mass in coronary artery disease patients."

- Nutr Hosp. 2015 ;32(5):2144-52. Epub 2015 Nov 1. PMID: 26545671

"Lycopene, the predominant carotenoid in tomatoes and tomato-based foods, is reported to protect against various cancers, especially prostate cancer. 

Cell growth was inhibited 20% at 0.2 microM lycopene and 40% at 50 microM lycopene after a 24-hr incubation. In the Comet assay, lycopene-treated cells showed less DNA damage than did placebo-treated cells. The inhibition of Hep3B cell growth in this study demonstrates the antitumor properties of lycopene."

- Biofactors. 2005 ;23(3):129-39. PMID: 16410635

"Accumulating evidence indicates that abdominal adiposity is positively related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and some other diseases independently of overall adiposity. However, the association of premature death resulting from these diseases with abdominal adiposity has not been widely studied, and findings are inconsistent. In a prospective cohort study of 44,636 women in the Nurses' Health Study, associations of abdominal adiposity with all-cause and cause-specific mortality were examined. During 16 years of follow-up, 3507 deaths were identified, including 751 cardiovascular deaths and 1748 cancer deaths. After adjustment for body mass index and potential confounders, the relative risks across the lowest to the highest waist circumference quintiles were 1.00, 1.11, 1.17, 1.31, and 1.79 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.47 to 1.98) for all-cause mortality; 1.00, 1.04, 1.04, 1.28, and 1.99 (95% CI, 1.44 to 2.73) for CVD mortality; and 1.00, 1.18, 1.20, 1.34, and 1.63 (95% CI, 1.32 to 2.01) for cancer mortality (all P<0.001 for trend). Among normal-weight women (body mass index, 18.5 to<25 kg/m(2)), abdominal obesity was significantly associated with elevated CVD mortality: Relative risk associated with waist circumference>or = 88 cm was 3.02 (95% CI, 1.31 to 6.99) and for waist-to-hip ratio>0.88 was 3.45 (95% CI, 2.02 to 6.92). After adjustment for waist circumference, hip circumference was significantly and inversely associated with CVD mortality."

-Circulation. 2008 Apr 1;117(13):1658-67. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.739714. Epub 2008 Mar 24.

"Major changes in self-reported eating behaviors included eating only when experiencing true physiological hunger and stopping when sensing a feeling of fullness. Self-efficacy for these behaviors was reported to be enhanced by observing weight loss for themselves or others. Support from other group members, the simplicity of the program, and spiritual benefits through prayer and scripture reading were also reported to enhance confidence. Women indicated that they relied on an internal locus of control based on a sense of self-discipline.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

Traditional means to enhance self-efficacy were important for all women; however, for some women, spirituality was also an important aspect of adhering to program principles."

- J Nutr Educ Behav. 2004 Jan-Feb;36(1):13-5.

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