Food First Health
Susan Horgan: Nutritional Therapist
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising your health potential through nutritional and lifestyle changes, specifically formulated based on the needs of each individual.
It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions.
Lifestyle change is also incorporated as there are often elements of how we live and our environment that impact on our health and our ability to address specific concerns.
Nutritional Therapy treats the body as a whole while looking to identify the root cause of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms.
It works on the basis that we are each individual in our make-up and therefore, ‘one size fits all’ models of eating simply don’t work well for many people.
Nutritional Therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicines or treatments but to complement them, and, where necessary, dietary changes can be made in conjunction with your Medical Doctor.
Who can I help?
Nutritional Therapy is suitable for everyone - babies, children, teens and adults.
It can be useful for those seeking to alleviate specific symptoms or conditions, as well as those who would just like to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Throughout the process, we will focus on understanding the unique underlying factors that may be contributing to your ongoing symptoms and health challenges and use these to help us identify the foods that will give you back your vitality and control over your health, so that you can feel your very best.
What health concerns may benefit?
Digestive Issues (Constipation, Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, Diverticulitis, Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)
Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health (Infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause symptoms, Recurring Thrush, UTIs, Thyroid issues, Stress)
Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea)
Immune-related issues (Asthma, recurrent infections, general immune support)
Mental health & General Wellbeing (Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Poor Concentration)
Cardiovascular Health (Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome)
Weight problems (Weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes)
Autoimmune conditions (such as Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's, Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine).