Lorraine Witt - Nourish Nutrition - NT (Dip. CNM) mBANT, CNHC, Cert. Ed.
I have always been aware that diet and lifestyle factors can impact on health for better or for worse, but it wasn't until I was diagnosed with a serious health condition in 2010 that I had it proved to me in no uncertain terms.
For five years leading up to my diagnosis, I was juggling heavy workloads with a young family and my stress levels were increasing year on year. I had no time or energy to exercise and found myself living on quick, processed meals because this was all I had time for. Looking back, I realize my body did amazingly well to last as long as it did with such scant attention from me.
Needless to say, the diagnosis blindsided me and I did what most people do and feverishly searched the internet which only served to increase my sense of panic. The way I saw it was I had two choices: carry on as before and possibly face a similar (or worse) situation later on down the line or I could take better responsibility for my health and make some significant changes.
Needless to say, I chose the latter. I gave up my job which immediately reduced my stress levels and I began eating foods that would nourish and support my body. I also read everything I could about preventing illness and my interest in Nutrition as a therapy had begun.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained a diploma in nutrition awarded by the College of Naturopathic Medicine and I am also a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and am registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC).
I see clients of all ages and all walks of life and support them in their journey to optimal health by designing a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan that fits around their busy lives.
I believe that nutritional therapy is a process, not an event. It is a gentle, life-changing approach that brings about long-lasting change over time. There are no quick fixes or magic supplements but to have some really listen to you and support you on your own journey to better health makes the journey seem a whole lot shorter.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Cancer *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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Each client will receive a plan that is tailored to them. It is never a "one size fits all" process and as such I give a great deal of thought to coming up with an individualised plan that takes into account my client's work/life commitments and time constraints.
Prior to the first consultation, the client receives a diet diary and pre-consultation questionnaire which they need to complete and bring with them to the first consultation.
The first consultation lasts around one hour and is used to gather a full case history from the client including childhood illnesses and accidents, medication used past and present and details of any medical procedures. I also gather information about the health of other close family members. I then ask questions about symptoms experienced in each of the body systems and we discuss other lifestyle factors that might be impacting on health.
A plan will be created usually within 48 hours of the first consultation and will either be emailed, posted or you can collect in person. I prefer to deliver the plan face to face (there is no additional charge for this) as it allows the client the chance to ask as many questions as they need to and nothing is lost in translation.
The fee for the initial consultation is £85.00.
Follow up consultations last around one hour and cost £40.00.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||No|
|Telephone nutrition support:||No|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|