SARAH COULING - to highlight specialities - THYROID, BOWEL, BLOOD SUGAR
SKYPE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE IF TRAVELLING DIFFICULT
As a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, I look at the root causes of health symptoms .
I work in an holistic way to help rebalance all the body's major systems - nervous, endocrine, digestion, lymphatic, blood and brain systems. Not one size fits all so I tailor each individual nutritional program to be specifically designed to you.
Some examples of what can happen with people's health:
THYROID AND EXHAUSTION - Can have a number of causes including slow metabolism (resulting from hypothyroid) from poor endocrine gland function, ie thyroid hormones which are essential for chemical messaging in the body. Also, depleted and exhausted adrenals can hugely affect your energy levels, which when under prolonged high pressure results in adrenal exhaustion. Cortisol produced by the adrenal glands becomes unhealthy for the body when constant and has a negative effect on how the thyroid performs.
BLOOD SUGAR PROBLEMS - Too high or too low? Neither are good for health. Regulating blood sugar well helps avoid more serious health issues such as dia-betes developing. People can have problems which go undetected for a long time until the situation sometimes become irreversible. Looking after your health before a possibility of needing insulin injections is so important so that metabolic syndrome does not develop. Helping your body's cells uptake glucose efficiently is possible when giving the body the correct building blocks.
WEIGHT ISSUES - Again hormones play a huge part in unstable weight, ie whether that is overweight or underweight. High-pressured, everyday living can result in fat being laid down around the middle of the body for the typical 'apple' shape. Erratic, destabilising eating results in poor blood sugar regulation and again slow metabolism involving the thyroid results in weight gain. Intolerance to foods can also result in weight issues.
POLY-CYSTIC OVARIES - There can be insulin-resistant and non-insulin-resistant poly-cystic syndrome, the latter being less known. The prevalence of this condition is becoming ever more apparent. Correcting the appropriate areas within the body can restore a more fertile state.
CONSTANT PAIN - Back, joints, nerves - pain is not a comfortable experience particularly when it is constant. Histamine-stimulated reactions in the body cause fluid pain and swelling, as well as pain coming from damaged nerves resulting in poor signalling.
POOR DIGESTION - bloating, cramping, pain, wind, soreness, variable bowel habits can have a variety of causes - food intolerances, lack of water, bacterial imbalance, development of 'leaky gut', sensitised immune system, stressed nervous system, insufficient or too much fibre amongst others.
IMMUNITY - a dysfunctional immune system can lead to various health issues ranging from continuous colds, candidiasis, extreme exhaustion and ultimately unchecked cell replication and tumours. Regulating the body at a cellular level can help to initiate its inherent desire to function optimally providing a healthy army of immune cells to fight off infection and rogue cells.
Working at a deep metabolic and cellular level as I do through nutritional medicine, allows the body to receive the fuel it needs to create healthy metabolism to biologically function more effectively and therefore have the innate defences and strength to deal with chronic/acute health issues.
Work with women, men and children alike.
LABORATORY TESTING AVAILABLE (ADDITIONAL COST). FOR EXAMPLE:
Comprehensive digestion stool analysis
This test evaluates digestion and absorption, bacterial balance and metabolism, yeast and immune status for patients with irritable gut, malabsorption, and other GI-related problems. Can also include parasitology.
Adrenal / Thyroid Profile
Cortisol, DHEA, T3
IgG Food Panel - 90 foods
IgG antibodies are associated with 'delayed' or non-atopic food reactions that exacerbate or contribute to many different health problems. Simultaneous high levels of many IgG food-specific antibodies can also be associated with intestinal hyper permeability.
Female Hormone Panel
This 12-sample saliva test measures progesterone, oestrogen and testosterone levels over the monthly cycle to identify any hormonal imbalances. Common symptoms of this can include PMT, holding water in tissue, excessive menstrual bleeding, menstrual irregularity, low sex drive, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, low fertility, excessive spots, and excess body hair
Training, qualifications & experience
Sarah Couling DHNP, MFNTP, SAC Dip.
I have extensive training in nutrition, and have an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Holistic Nutrition, a nutritional learning program that is highly respected, and is extensive in its content to cover areas of nutritional practice. Through this study I am able to use both western and eastern therapeutic techniques towards nutrition and health.
I am also a full member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, the fastest growing body in Europe.
I also have a Diploma in Integrated Therapeutic Counselling which allows me to attune, listen and interpret well. I am therefore able to handle all health issues with the empathy they deserve.
OTHER AREAS OF NUTRITION I CAN DEAL WITH:
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Cancer *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- 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.
I OFFER CONSULTATIONS BY SKYPE IF TRAVELLING CAUSES DIFFICULTY.
Please call for an initial chat - there is no appointment obligation. This gives you a chance to see how you feel about working with me.
My number 07903 832913.
First consultation up to 50 mins: ...................................................................... £75
(plus 30 mins study of client's completed questionnaire prior to appointment,
and nutritional report sent to client post-appointment with advice)
Follow-up consultation 40 mins: ....................................................................... £55
(review of progress to date, amendments to nutritional program where
necessary, address any client concerns)
A multitude of health issues can be addressed, including a focused nutritional program towards areas such as:
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT - including thyroid and hypothroid issues
Whether overweight or underweight - adults and children
DIGESTION AND FOOD INTOLERANCES
Varying symptoms - irritated bowel, upper digestion issues, bacterial and yeast imbalance
FEMALE AND MALE REPRODUCTIVE/HORMONAL HEALTH -
(menstruating and menopausal women)
Balancing the endocrine system for optimum reproductive/hormonal health
Optimum cellular performance, muscle and injury recovery
STRESS AND FATIGUE
Worry through to panic, feeling low, adrenal exhaustion, lack of sleep
Cognitive function, focus, mood
BLOOD SUGAR AND HORMONAL FLUCTUATIONS
Cravings, insatiable hunger, food addiction, mood swings
JOINT AND NERVE PAIN
In-flammation, degeneration, systemic pain
INFLAMMATORY SKIN ISSUES
Dry, sore, cracked, itchy symptoms
Autoimmune issues, low immunity, bacterial and yeast imbalance
I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE USEFUL FOR YOU TO READ SOME OF MY CLIENTS' TESTIMONIALS SO YOU CAN HEAR THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES TOO:
SYMPTOM CLIENT STATED: INFLAMMATORY JOINT PAIN
"I consulted Sarah after experiencing acute pain in my right foot, specifically my big toe, due to inflammatory joint pain. I found Sarah’s approach to nutritional therapy excellent. She took a holistic view, looking at all aspects of my life and general health as to why I was experiencing these symptoms. The supplements she recommended are of a very high quality and were tailored exactly to my specific ailment. I noticed a distinct improvement in my condition in a very short period of time. I would definitely recommend Sarah’s nutritional services to my friends and family."
Mrs PA age 54, Guildford
SYMPTOM CLIENT STATED: THRUSH, CONSTIPATED, BLOATING, EXHAUSTION
I had been constipated, had thrush and a extreme exhaustion for many years and was resigned to feeling this way. When I approached Sarah it was with a view to try something different to alleviate the conditions.
I was a little nervous about the initial consultation – it is not often I think and talk about myself for so long! However, I found Sarah very easy to talk to. Her manner allowed me to articulate how I was feeling and I was very impressed with her professionalism, empathy, understanding and knowledge.
Sarah identified my issues, started me on a particular programme and offered some reassuring advice.
The first 3 days were very difficult. However, once I began to feel the benefits, it all began to become a natural part of my life and has not really affected my family!
I cannot thank or recommend Sarah enough – I haven’t had this much energy for years! She recognised my symptoms, thought it through and gave me a clear plan to follow that is really working.
Mrs SC age 46, Woking
SYMPTOM CLIENT STATED: EXTREME EXHAUSTION
When we first met Sarah, my daughter Rose had been recently diagnosed with extreme exhaustion which was constant: and was very poorly. We were all struggling as a family as Rose was too ill to attend school she became too exhausted to walk up stairs or even wash herself at times. It was quite shocking to see her go down hill so quickly in just a few weeks from being a fit, happy, busy teenager. It was an extremely frightening time.
Sarah contacted me through my fitness club and having spoken to her briefly on the phone I felt very positive and hopeful. She visited us at home and spoke with Rose at length to get an idea how to best help Rose. She made several recommendations some of which included food exclusions and reductions. She advised us on supplements and the best diet specifically suited to Roses needs. She suggested juicing, which Rose loves and has had a massive positive impact on Rose's nauseas symptom.
Thankfully Sarah broke everything down into bite size steps so it all felt achievable. I also felt she really listened to Rose and what was important to Rose but at the same time steered her in the right direction very gently away from foods that we're not beneficial .She continued to listen as Rose's tastes changed.
We have seen a huge improvement in Rose's energy levels since our first meeting with Sarah and a big reduction in the nauseas symptom she felt constantly. Rose is able to walk short distances now and is studying a few subjects online as her ability to focus has improved greatly. She is so much happier than she was as there is hope now and a future to look forward to.
Thank you Sarah we will continue the good work because we can see it working.
Miss RS age 15, Woking
SYMPTOMS CLIENT STATED: OVERWEIGHT, FLUCTUATING FEMALE HORMONES, SLEEP PROBLEMS, HOT FLUSHES, NIGHT SWEATS
"Huge improvements in my original symptoms - in a matter of just 3 weeks - amazing! Sarah offers an ease and understanding, combined with a passionate and clear wealth of knowledge. The personal and unique consultations with the focus of 'being all about and just for, me' really inspires you to follow the carefully considered advice from her bespoke service. Would absolutely recommend Sarah to others. I have been introduced to a whole new world, and actually have surprised myself at how much I really quite like it. So thank you and please keep up with the inspirational work!'
Miss SB, age 51, Woking
SYMPTOMS CLIENT STATED: EXCESSIVE SPOTS, HEAD-ACHES AND JOINT PAIN, PRECONCEPTION CARE
"I originally contacted Sarah about bloating/bowel problems, fatigue, excessive spots, head-aches and joint pain. I was impressed with Sarah’s approach from the start as she took the time to listen and take a detailed history of mine and my family’s medical history. My joint pain reduced within two weeks after following her advice and my head-aches also went. Sarah really listens to the individual and your detailed symptoms in order to help you by using both eastern and western philosophies. She really connected with my lifestyle and what I may be able to achieve by following her sound advice. I would definitely recommend Sarah to anyone who is looking for a more holistic approach than simply taking western medication. Sarah is also very knowledgeable about her field and willing to go that extra mile by always e-mailing you a report / summary of what you have discussed with her during a particular session and with the action points for you to carry out going forward. The supplements Sarah prescribed were very high quality and I can’t thank her enough for getting me into a healthy enough state to fall pregnant. Thank you so much Sarah!"
Mrs MS, age 31, Woking
SYMPTOMS CLIENT STATED: LOW BLOOD COUNT AND VITAMIN LEVELS, NERVE DAMAGE
"I found Sarah's approach very professional and knowledgeable. I am very satisfied as my blood tests showed my white blood cells had significantly increased back to normal levels having suffered from very low counts for many years, and my Vit B12 and D levels were much better since starting my nutritional medicine plan. My Vit B12 levels improved afer being very low due to my vegetarian diet. I also had problems with the right side of my top lip due to an nerve injury from surgery which had made it stay raised, but now the lip has dropped back down into the normal position. Sarah had prescribed specific nutrition to help this symptom.
I would definitely recommend Sarah's nutritional services."
Mrs CC, age 70, Woking
SYMPTOMS CLIENT STATED: COMPROMISED NEURAL PLASTICITY, BRAIN INJURY, SYSTEMIC NERVE PAIN
"I am a patient who has multiple medical conditions caused by a head and spinal injury at work in 1998. Culminating in the most recent diagnosis of osteopenia, I was devastated by this diagnosis. My nutrition took a back seat as poverty ensued for the last 14 years which caused my recent diagnosis. I was very scared when I saw these results because I am prone to falling due to my head injury in 1998.
I knew I had to invest in my health and pay privately to see a nutritionist. Sarah took a very detailed history, spanning 50 years. Due to my accident this was very complicated. Her questionnaire was very simple to follow. She took great care to understand the following diagnosis: compromised neural plasticity, mild traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, central hyperacusis, chronic myofacial pain syndrome and chronic systemic nerve pain.
For 14 years I have been sleep deprived due to my chronic daily pain at best 3-4 hours sleep, but at worst being woken by the pain every couple of hours. I started a course of Cytoplan supplements and was delighted to report 8 nights of sleep, 7 hours in duration. My body temperature started to improve and I started to get colour back, instead of looking ghostly white, I started to look pink and healthy.
Sarah's knowledge is what I find comforting. I am still concerned about my health but I know Sarah is the right nutritionist for my complex medical needs."
Ms CJ, age 52, Woking
SYMPTOMS CLIENT STATED: OVERWEIGHT
Sarah was very easy-going and easy to talk to when discussing my overweight situation. I did not feel nervous in her company at all. She was very efficient in coming up with a plan and therefore was efficient in tackling my weight issues. I am very satisfied."
Mr RT, age 44, Woking
Type of session
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