Susan Brough MSc. Dip.NT, MBANT, CNHC reg.
Poor diet and lifestyle choices in my 40’s resulted in weight issues and growing health problems. The option of medications was not appealing so I made changes to my diet and reduced stress levels. Results of these changes made such a difference to my own health and wellbeing, I altered my career direction to study and practice nutrition. This now enables me to assist others in achieving the benefits good nutrition and lifestyle changes can offer.
What Nutritional Therapy Offers You
Nutritional therapy is an individual-centred approach to healthcare which employs evidence based information to assist clients optimise well-being through diet and lifestyle changes.
Each of us put demands on our bodies which are capable of influencing the way in which they function. Poor diet, lack of activity, inadequate digestion, physical injuries, increasing age, genetics and stress all have the ability to challenge nutritional status and promote various symptoms.
Many clients are confused by conflicting advice within the media or exasperated by lack of support for their individual needs and find that Nutritional Therapy offers the guidance they need to make changes. For some just simple dietary changes are all it takes to achieve their objectives. Whereas other clients may need the additional support of functional tests such as stool analysis or detection of allergy or intolerances via serum testing to identify underlying issues, after which time steps can then be undertaken to help resolve issues and return the body to a state of balance.
There are those who value the advice offered within a personalised programme who may have greater nutritional demands. These may include some older adults where reduced appetite or a period of ill health has reduced vitality or those in which compromised digestion may be influencing other issues or reducing feelings of general wellbeing.
If you feel this is the type of support you are looking for then please contact me on the links above or check out my web site www.optimumyou.eu
The Clinics in which I practice
*Swadlincote Chiropractic and Wellbeing, Swadlincote
*Pallant Health Services, East Leake
*Ashby Chiropractic and Wellbeing, Ashby de la Zouch
All offer a friendly, calm and welcoming environment in which to visit. By integrating the expertise of various practitioners, the clinics are able to offer both a professional and holistic approach in attaining positive health outcomes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualification & Experience
In addition to a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy following 3 years of study with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) I have a Master of Science Degree in Nutritional Therapy at Worcester University. Submitting a 12,000 word dissertation on a gastric related subject as part of the MSc study requirements. This level of study enables me to offer safe, evidence based advice which is in line with accepted nutritional practices.
These qualifications allow me full insurance to practice and membership of British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and Complementary & Natural Health Council (CNHC). The department of health recommend that those seeking complimentary healthcare should use a CNHC registered practitioner.
I have developed a particular interest in digestion and issues related to this. Consequently to enhance my knowledge and ensure familiarity with all the latest evidence based research within this area I frequently attended CPD (Continuous Professional Development) awarded seminars and conferences. These include
Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome. Certificated Course, University of Colorado Boulder. 2017
Hot Topics in the management of gluten-related disorders – The British Dietetic Association
Gluten and Food Related Disorders Study Day (CPD Royal College of Physicians)
The 2nd Gluten and Food Related Disorders Conference (CPD Royal College of Physicians)
Meeting the microbiome 2015 –Speakers included Professor Tim Spector and Dr Alessio Fasano (CPD BANT)
Coeliac UK Research Conference 2013
The Nutrition-Medicine Interface – Dr Wendy Denning (CPD BANT)
Gut Instinct – Various speakers (CPD BANT)
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Coeliac disease *
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- Women's nutrition
Standard Nutritional Programme (1 hour) this includes non-specific nutritional advice for wellbeing and vitality, including a general printed guide and hand-outs. £65-00
Specialised Programme for Digestion (1 hour) including personalised nutritional advice for a specific area of concern, included individualised nutritional programme, hand-outs, formulated supplement programme where required, email support (max 12 emails per 6 week period FOC) and 1 follow-up. £115-00
Additional follow-up consultations
30 minutes £35-00
45 minutes £50-00
Free 10 minute initial phone consultation
'I first met Sue in March 2012. She used a completely different approach to my problems, seeing all my problems as being interlinked. She took an immense amount of time, patience and energy to give me an eating plan that would support my body from the inside out.'
‘I would like to give you my heart-felt thanks for the significant improvements in my general quality of life.’
For more details please visit my web site. www.optimumyou.eu
Type of session
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Appointments available within the Swadlincote clinic most days including some evenings and Saturday morning. Limited appointments also available in East Leake & Ashby De La Zouch