Are you exhausted, both mentally and physically, and yearning to wake up revitalized, feeling your best throughout the day?
Partnering with a nutritionist individually can be a potent tool in reaching this goal! Fatigue and low energy levels often show up as brain fog, persistent tiredness, reduced resilience, and a sense that everything is an uphill battle.
There can be multiple reasons behind this – ranging from hormonal or blood sugar imbalances, deficiencies in essential nutrients, compromised digestive health, to issues like viral reactivation, long covid or compromised metabolic health. Our body systems are interconnected, and uncovering the root cause of your chronic fatigue is the initial step toward helping you thrive once more.
Schedule a complimentary discovery call to discuss how you really feel, how I can lend support, and determine the best plan to achieve your goals!
Chronic fatigue and long-haul viral infections represent debilitating conditions that profoundly impact individuals’ daily lives, often causing persistent exhaustion and other symptoms. As a nutritional therapist, it is crucial to explore the complexities of these conditions, their implications, and the potential advantages of nutritional therapy in managing and alleviating their symptoms.
Chronic Fatigue: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a complex and often misunderstood condition characterized by persistent, unexplained fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest. In addition to profound tiredness, individuals with CFS may experience sleep disturbances, cognitive difficulties (often referred to as “brain fog”), and muscle or joint pain. The exact cause of CFS is unknown, and its onset can be linked to various factors, including viral infections, immune system dysfunction, and hormonal imbalances.
Long-Haul Viral Infections: Long-haul viral infections, commonly associated with post-viral syndrome or post-viral fatigue, occur when the effects of a viral infection persist long after the initial illness has resolved. This phenomenon has gained prominence, particularly concerning infections like COVID-19, where individuals continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and cognitive issues for an extended period.
Implications of Chronic Fatigue and Long-Haul Viral Infections: Both chronic fatigue and long-haul viral infections have profound implications for physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Individuals affected often find their daily activities severely limited, leading to a decreased quality of life. The persistent nature of these conditions can result in social isolation, difficulty maintaining employment, and challenges in personal relationships. The uncertainty and fluctuating nature of symptoms can also contribute to anxiety and depression, further compounding the overall impact on mental health.
Role of Nutritional Therapy: Nutritional therapy offers a holistic approach to managing chronic fatigue and long-haul viral infections. While it’s not a cure, nutritional therapy aims to support the body’s overall health, enhance energy levels, and alleviate some symptoms associated with these conditions.
The Role of Functional Testing: Functional testing is a valuable adjunct to nutritional therapy, providing objective data to inform a targeted approach. Tests assessing nutrient levels, inflammatory markers, and gut health can offer insights not easily obtained through traditional methods. Understanding an individual’s unique physiological imbalances allows for a more precise and effective intervention, guiding the nutritional therapist in developing a tailored plan that addresses the root causes of the conditions.
In conclusion, chronic fatigue and long-haul viral infections are challenging conditions that impact various aspects of individuals’ lives. Nutritional therapy, as part of a comprehensive approach, offers a range of advantages in managing these conditions. By addressing nutritional imbalances, supporting overall health, and adopting personalized dietary strategies, individuals can take proactive steps towards improving their quality of life and managing the impact of chronic fatigue and long-haul viral infections.
Nutritional Therapy aims to create long lasting change. Those changes will be gradual but definitive, differently from allopathic medicine that aims to suppress symptoms for immediate relief. As each person is unique, also the speed on which results will be obtained is different and this is also impacted by how closely the suggested nutritional and supplemental plan is followed.
The main source of nutrients is wholefoods, and the plans are aimed to provide adequate nutrient levels for each client. Supplementation may be recommended only for a short period of time in case of significant nutrient deficiencies or to kick start your body systems. Food Power Nutrition does not have any affiliation with any supplement company and specific supplements are suggested because of their unique therapeutic properties.
Understanding we all lead busy lives, I can reschedule or cancel appointments without any charge if communicated with more than 48 hours notice. Appointments cancelled or rescheduled within 48 hours of the consultation time will be charged at 50%. Appointments cancelled or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment time will be charged at 100%. A delay of more than 15 minutes for your consultation will lead to the appointment being cancelled and charged at 100%.
Food Power provides online consultations via a dedicated platform. Online consultations will be held via telehealth/zoom and can be easily accessed via the client’s “Practice Better” portal. In person consultations will be held on Thursday evenings at Elpis Therapy Rooms, 14 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HN
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It is relevant both for individuals looking to enhance their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions wishing to work with or ‘consult’ a nutritional therapist in collaboration with other suitably qualified healthcare professionals. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) is a professional organisation for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Registered Dietitians which are trained and qualified in clinical practice to meet national standards and work in a one-to-one setting.
BANT practitioner members are required to be registered either with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or be statutorily regulated. CNHC holds a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament. BANT members are also required to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards.
Being a BANT member highlights the high standard of my training and work practice, reassuring clients of the quality of the consultations and plans I provide at Food Power Nutrition.