Andropause, or male menopause, signifies the hormonal shifts experienced by men, characterized by a gradual reduction in testosterone. Apart from physical manifestations like fatigue, muscle loss, prostate issues, and erectile dysfunction, andropause can also impact mental well-being, resulting in symptoms like brain fog, decreased concentration, diminished libido, cognitive decline, and a low mood.
While hormone replacement therapy, particularly testosterone replacement, may be a viable solution for some, understanding the connection between nutrition and hormone regulation can offer valuable insights into the management of andropause-related symptoms and the pursuit of a healthier life.
As a nutritional therapist, I focus on the connectivity between the body’s systems; my work is focused on bringing balance through dietary changes, nutrients and lifestyle suggestions, finding the root causes of my patients health concerns, such as andropause, and overcoming them.
By adopting a holistic strategy, individuals can successfully navigate andropause while preserving optimal cognitive function and overall quality of life, allowing you to continue to thrive.
With 3 plans to choose from, I provide full support during your health journey. During our 1-2-1 sessions we’ll discuss your health goals, progression and implement new action points to help achieve optimal health.
Not sure which plan is right for you?
Not a problem! Simply book a free call or contact us and we can go from there, tailoring a unique plan to suit if necessary.
Here are our top recommendations for the first steps in navigating andropause / male menopause. You can start making changes right now – no need to put it off! To really hit the ground running and ensure you’re on the right path with a formalised, diet and supplement plan, get in touch.
Improve Your Diet
Supplement with Herbs & Nutrients
*These are just a few examples.
Consult a Nutritional Therapist
Effectively addressing andropause requires a holistic strategy encompassing personalized nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, and the possibility of supplementation.
It is crucial to seek guidance from a healthcare professional or registered nutritional therapist who can provide tailored advice and recommend suitable supplements tailored to your unique requirements.
By adopting this comprehensive approach, individuals can successfully navigate andropause while preserving peak cognitive function and an enhanced quality of life, allowing them to continue thriving.
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I am a fully qualified and experienced Nutritional Therapist with a passion and deep understanding of human nutrition, biomedicine, pathology and scientific research.
Backed by the latest scientific information and research, I am a member of the Royal Society of medicine, BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) the main regulatory bodies for UK nutritional therapists. I can liaise with your primary healthcare provider, and the complementary nature of my practice means it can work with any current therapies you are undertaking.
Most importantly, I love food! and throughout my career I have helped many people achieve their health goals and overcome challenges through personalised, targeted nutrition with great tasting food.
It's understandable to have questions when considering any type of holistic therapy. Below are some of the key questions I get asked about nutritional therapy and my clinic.
Registered Nutritional Therapists
Are qualified practitioners with a minimum of 3 years of study at university level 6 in the field of human nutrition. Nutritional therapists usually work in private practice offering bespoke plans which include both nutrition and lifestyle recommendation. Nutritional Therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model, an holistic model which looks at how different body systems interact with each other and how are impacted by nutrition, genetics and lifestyle recognising the uniqueness of each individual. The title is not protected by law, but Nutritional Therapists are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a regulatory body, and a professional body such as the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
Is not a protected title and practitioners operating in the nutrition industry can call themselves so. However registered nutritionists have obtained a university degree and usually work in research, education and in policy development. Nutritionists are regulated by AfN which governs the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).
is a title protected by law, obtained by someone who has a degree in Dietetics. Dieticians mainly operate within the NHS or research and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
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.
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.
I offer consultation via 3 different plans, with the 8 week and 12 week plans consisting of 3 and 6 sessions respectively. Three sessions is the minimum needed to achieve tangible results, which is why there isn’t a plan shorter than 8 weeks (other than the diet review). I would encourage committing to the 12 week/6 session plan, but 3 sessions is a great starting point. Further sessions can be booked ad hoc if needed. The diet review service consists of 1 appointment and a catch-up call a month after and is for clients who wish to review and seek a professional opinion of their current diet, but is not suitable to address health conditions.
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.
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