Fiona Mealing

Fiona Mealing

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Framlingham Physiotherapy Practice
22A Wells Close Square
Framlingham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP13 9DS

The Tree Room
20 Trinity Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1JN

01728 720736 / 07770 949404

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Framlingham Physiotherapy Practice
22A Wells Close Square
Framlingham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP13 9DS

The Tree Room
20 Trinity Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1JN

01728 720736 / 07770 949404

About me

Nutritional Therapy is a science based complementary therapy that aims to empower the client to make dietary and lifestyle changes in order to help alleviate or prevent ailments  and promote optimal health and vitality.

Far from being a punishment, it can be an exciting opportunity to rediscover the pleasure of food in order to look after the most precious thing we have – our bodies and our health.

In order for our bodies to work efficiently, we need to obtain the right balance of nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, water, vitamins and minerals.  In this country we are very lucky to have an abundance of food, however not so fortunately much of this food is lacking in nutrients.

Because we are all individuals with different requirements we can also sometimes be eating what we think is a healthy diet, however it’s not the right one for us or we may be using up nutrients more rapidly than we are taking them in due to factors such as how much we work, sleep, where we live i.e. pollution, our age, metabolism, health issues, what we eat and drink etc.,

With over 15 years experience as a Nutritional Therapist , Fiona has worked with several thousand clients during this time helping them to feel better, improve their health and reach their full potential.

Fiona often calls herself a “nutritional therapist for the moderate” because she feels that a more gradual approach to dietary change often reaps longer term benefits, so instead of removing many foods from the diet or putting you on a “detox” and running the risk of failure, she will emphasise the foods to eat and work at changing your diet gradually so that several months later your diet is completely different and you will hopefully feel this has been achieved  painlessly!  If a person is very unwell then it may be necessary to implement a “stricter” regimen, however this will not be forever.

There are a wide range of biochemical tests available including food intolerances, stool, saliva, hair and blood testing which can be used to investigate underlying reasons for symptoms that you may be experiencing. Please see her page on Biochemical Testing.

Progression not perfection can be a useful mantra!

Initial Consultations

At the initial consultation Fiona goes through a previously completed questionnaire with her clients. The information this provides with regard to her client’s health, symptoms and lifestyle enables a thorough assessment of the client’s nutritional status.

The initial consultation usually lasts for 1 3/4 hours. During the consultation Fiona discusses with her clients the answers on their questionnaire in more depth, carries out a brief physical examination, discusses the underlying causes for their symptoms and then writes an individual nutritional programme for client’s to take away which usually includes additional advice on lifestyle, dietary changes, supplements and any required laboratory testing. Supplements are usually recommended to help correct nutritional deficiencies and to support the body whilst it is adapting to dietary changes. Supplements will be altered as the programme progresses with the eventual aim of discontinuing

Follow-up Consultations

These consultations last for 1 hour and are to discuss progress so far, to discuss test results if applicable and may also include iridology (the study of the iris of the eye), and mineral taste testing. 5

Most people will require 3-4 visits over 3-6 months and some people then like to have an annual MOT to help motivate them to keep on trying.

Food Intolerance Testing

Food Detective Food Intolerance Testing identifies foods causing food specific IgG antibody production which may be involved in variety of conditions affecting skin, digestion, musculo-skeletal health to name but a few.

The reaction tray is spotted with food protein extracts. A small blood sample is taken from a finger-prick and is then diluted and added to the tray.

In subsequent steps the use of detector and developer solutions identifies the presence of food antibodies through the appearance of one or more blue spots on the tray. Reference to the food layout plan allows the foods causing antibody production to be identified. Once identified, the trigger foods may be eliminated from your diet.

Food Intolerance Testing appointments last one hour so that Fiona can take a verbal case history from the client and make additional recommendations about dietary and lifestyle factors that could help to optimise their client’s health. Many client’s find this really useful especially if the test result is negative.

Test results, recommendations and handouts are then provided for the client to take away with them

Training, qualifications & experience

“Fiona Mealing was born into a vegetarian family in 1962 where health was a regular topic. As a teenager Fiona read the Wright Diet by Celia Wright who later went onto own and run Higher Nature. This book got her quite motivated about food and she started trying out different ways of eating. At this time Nutritional Therapy hadn’t really started so it never occurred to Fiona that this could be a career.

Since qualifying in 1999 from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Fiona has worked full time and seen several thousand clients with a multitude of different conditions. Fiona feels as passionate about nutrition today as she did when she qualified and loves that fact that this is a therapy that empowers people to help themselves to keep well.

Fiona has considerable experience facilitating groups in the form of lecturing and tutoring at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Writing anddelivering Dietary Advisors Course for Morley College for a number of years and also run several 12 week Health and Wellbeing courses for staff at the University Campus of Suffolk. Fiona currently runs her own independent courses throughout the year and has also broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk on a number of occasions.”  Fiona has also recently trained to be a BANT supervisor.

Fiona has completed training courses in many areas, including the following:-

Advanced Nutrition in Cancer Management

Alzheimers

Arthrosis and Osteoporosis

Blood Chemistry and Haematology

Chronic Fatigue

The Endocrine System

Digestion

Gastrointestinal Immunology

Immuno Inflammatory Interventions

Mental Health

Naturopathic Options for Integrated Cancer Care

Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Mucosal Tolerance

Thyroid and the use of Iodine

Weight Loss and Management

Member organisations

BANT
CNHC

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial Consultation £85.00

Follow-up Consultations £55.00

Food Intolerance Testing £110.00

Other testing is available on request

Woodbridge, IP13 9DS
Colchester, CO1 1JN

Type of session

Online nutrition support: Yes
Telephone nutrition support: Yes
Face to face nutrition: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday 9 - 5. Early evening appointments available.