Martin Cohen Dip CNM mBANT CNHC
How I Can Help
- Gastrointestinal health
- Low energy
- Women's nutrition
- Hormonal support
- Weight management
- Poor sleep
- Fertility & pregnancy
- Mood balancing
- Blood sugar balancing
- Food intolerances
- Joint health
- Chronic pain
- Reducing disease risk
With such a large amount of information available at our fingertips it can be hard work sorting fact from fiction. My main role as a nutritional therapist is to guide you through this maze and present the information and research most relevant to your case in a simple and easy-to-follow plan.
The consultation process centres around you as an individual and works towards your personal goals. The initial focus is on diet and determining which foods work best with your body. This may involve a change to the proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrate on your plate or a more complex issue such as identifying problematic classes of fermentable carbohydrates that may be behind your gastrointestinal symptoms.
Consideration is also given to lifestyle and environmental factors. Stress levels and quality of sleep are not only fundamental to maintaining good health but also give an insight into what could be the cause of your symptoms.
I've worked with clients with a range of issues, from those who have lived with chronic conditions for many years to others who are simply looking to optimise their health and decrease their risk of disease. Nutritional therapy is of lasting benefit to anyone that has an interest in feeling better and living a healthier life.
In addition to my experience in identifying potential problem foods and tailoring protocols I also have the use of functional testing at my disposal. Functional testing is conducted through a sample of saliva, blood or stool, which will then be analysed in a lab. The results will give an insight into the functioning of the system under investigation.
These test are generally more thorough than the ones conducted with a GP. For example, a thyroid panel I regularly order investigates 7 markers (Anti-TG, Anti-TPO, FT3, FT4, Reverse T3, TSH, TT4) whereas a test conducted at your GP's surgery may only look at 2 or 3 of them. These are tools I use to give me clearer picture of the best path to take to get you back to your best.
Tests I regularly order examine:
- the thyroid
- the gut
- adrenal health
- vitamin levels
- hormone function
Why Nutritional Therapy?
A balanced diet is a foundational component to a happy and healthy life. But in this day and age it's easy to feel confused and overwhelmed with so much information available on what a balanced diet actually means. Even more confusingly, what is healthy for one person may not be for another, which might be caused by compromised gastrointestinal tract or a hidden food intolerance. As a nutritional therapist it is my role to guide you through this maze and towards your goal.
Nutritional therapy looks at each client as an individual with a unique set of health concerns, dietary requirements, emotional challenges and DNA which all play important roles in keeping us fit and healthy. Rather than treating each issue in isolation, nutritional therapy takes into account all of these factors, their interaction and their subsequent impact on the individual.
Who can benefit?
I've worked with clients with a range of issues, from those who have lived with chronic conditions for many years to others who are simply looking to optimise their health and decrease their risk of disease. Nutritional therapy is of lasting benefit to anyone with an interest in feeling better and living a healthier life.
What if I am on medication?
Pharmaceutical medication can have an impact on several areas of the body and needs to be taken into account during the consultation process. I am experienced in identifying potential contraindications when suggesting the use of natural supplements. Certain medications have an impact on nutrient absorption and detoxification and this will be taken into account and incorporated into your plan.
I don’t have a diagnosis, can you help?
Although I am unable to make a formal diagnosis I am able to order tests that look into specific systems of the body to examine their function. These include but are not limited to tests examining:
Training, qualifications & experience
Having completed a 3 year training program at the College of Naturopathic Medicine to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist I now practise in Wilmslow.
I am a member of the professional body BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and I have also reached the occupational standards of the NTC (Nutritional Therapy Council), which has strict Codes of Practise and Ethics.
I continue to grow and develop as a practitioner though keeping up-to-date with peer-reviewed research as well as attending accredited seminars and conferences around the country.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Anaemia *
- Cancer *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Diabetes *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Life stages
- Migraine *
- Osteoporosis *
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- 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.
Initial Consultation (1 Hour) - £80
Follow-up Consultation (30 mins) - £50
Type of session
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Monday - Friday 10am until 8pm. Saturday - Sunday 12pm until 6pm.