‘What is food for one man may be bitter poison to others’
– Lucretius, 1st century BC
A Nutritional Therapist gives food and nutritional advice, and other recommendations which can include
- identification of possible environmental toxins, allergens or food intolerances,
- guidance on natural detoxification
- methods to support the digestive tract, absorption and the colon (bowel).
Each person is a unique individual and therefore requires a personalized nutrition programme, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Our Nutritional Therapist Andrew Johnson qualified with distinction from The College of Dietary Therapy in 1984 and has been in clinical practice since then. As a member of BANT (The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) he works within the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy, and the BANT Code of Ethics. He carries full professional insurance and regularly attends CPD (Continuing Professional Development) seminars to keep up to date with the latest developments in NT.
Additional CPD training over the last 26 years has covered a wide and varied area, including many of the new developments in the use of Laboratory Testing Services, new forms of Kinesiology testing , and the role of nutrition in mental health, learning and behavioural problems, Bio-Typing and Metabolic Typing, and others.
The IFM (Institute of Functional Medicine)
The official IFM description of this approach is as follows: Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.
The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™.
Andrew attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London in 2012.
For more information about the IFM approach have a look at their website: www.functionalmedicine.org
Andrew Johnson uses Nutritional Therapy as part of a holistic approach in combination with Herbalism and various assessment techniques.
The first consultation (One and a half hours) is £100 (for full detail of all charges see http://andrewjohnson.info)
Before booking an appointment please arrange a 10 min free phone chat: 01458 833382 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org