A-Z health

A-Z health

If you are considering nutritional therapy, you might find it useful to read about how consulting a nutritionist could apply to your personal situation. Visit our "A-Z health" section to find out about all of the different areas in which a nutritionist may be able to help.

Are you looking for help? Select from the areas below or browse the full list to learn more about each topic and the various avenues for support.
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Anaemia occurs when your blood is unable to carry enough oxygen around the body to function properly. This is a common condition and is often a result of your body not having enoug... Read more

Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to restrict what they eat. It is a mental health condition that can have a lasting impact, mentally and physically. Here,... Read more


Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, is a type of eating disorder that sees people avoiding certain foods or restricting their overall intake (or both). Here we wil... Read more


Arthritis is not a single disease - there are more than 100 types! Arthritis may cause pain, degeneration and swelling in the joints. Working with a nutritional therapist can help... Read more

Autoimmune disease

An autoimmune disease is one of up to 80 different inflammatory disorders, affecting approximately 4 million people in the UK, with the incidence rising 3-9% each year. Read more

Balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet is key to maintaining good health and keeping your body in optimum condition. A balanced diet doesn't cut out food groups; it consists of a wide variety of f... Read more

Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder is a type of eating disorder where a person regularly consumes large amounts of food in a single setting. These binges are usually followed by feelings of gui... Read more

Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by a repetitive cycle of binge eating and purging. Here we’ll look at how bulimia can affect you and how a nutrition profe... Read more


Nutrition can be an important consideration during cancer treatment. Heating healthy foods can help you to feel stronger physically and mentally. On this page, we will take a look... Read more

Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a condition that involves a variety of different symptoms which can make it difficult to diagn... Read more

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects the small intestine. It’s caused by an adverse reaction to gluten, a protein composite found in grains such as barley,... Read more

Confidence and self-esteem

Having positive self-esteem and feeling confident isn't always easy. There are lots of things that affect the way we feel about ourselves, from experiences in childhood to societal... Read more


Constipation is a common condition that is characterised by abnormal bowel movements. If you are constipated, your bowel movements may occur less often than usual, or they may be u... Read more

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is a condition in which parts of the gut and digestive system become inflamed. Here, we'll explore Crohn’s disease, highlighting the treatment available... Read more


Diabetes is a medical condition that occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. This can happen for two reasons; either the body is unable to produce insuli... Read more


Diarrhoea is the term describing the regular passing of loose or watery stools, or passing more frequently than an individual is used to. Here we will explore the causes and treatm... Read more

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are mental health conditions that change how you see yourself and food. Working alongside your care team, a nutrition professional can offer the support you might... Read more


Endometriosis is a condition where body tissues outside of the womb behave like tissues inside of the womb. These tissues thicken and break down, but can’t escape the body, c... Read more


Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition which causes chronic pain and tenderness in different areas of the body. Although there's currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatm... Read more

Food allergy and food intolerance

A food allergy is a reaction caused by the immune system. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may affect the gut, skin, breathing ability or the body’s circulation sys... Read more

Gut health

Nutritional therapists can support people struggling with gut health issues and digestive conditions by providing expert guidance and a tailored approach to make safe and effective... Read more

Healthy eating

Healthy eating means ensuring your diet includes a variety of healthy, nutritious foods and drinks. Eating the right foods can give you energy, improve your well-being, and help yo... Read more

Healthy hair

Every day most people shed around 50 to 100 hairs, but with over 100,000 hairs on the scalp, this amount of hair loss generally doesn't lead to any noticeable thinning or loss of s... Read more

Healthy skin

The skin is the largest organ in the body, with an estimated total area of 20 square feet. It is one of the first defence barriers for the body, protecting you from the elements, f... Read more

Heart disease

Heart disease is an umbrella term often used to refer to several heart-related conditions. Used interchangeably with cardiac disease, coronary heart disease is the most common and... Read more

High blood pressure

Having high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can increase your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure rarely has symptoms, s... Read more

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is essential for our body to function. But too much can block your blood vessels and make it more likely to have heart problems or a stroke. We explain more about what... Read more

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating is a weight-inclusive, non-diet approach to food and eating. Here, we’ll explore how it can be helpful to adopt the Intuitive Eating framework for a healthie... Read more

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Working with a nutrition professional can help establish any potential diet or lifestyle triggers for your IBS. They can support you, advising you on a tailored nutrition plan to h... Read more

Life stages

As you age, your body's dietary needs will change. These changes continue throughout life, with the nutritional requirements adjusting as we grow older. On this page, we will brief... Read more


Malnutrition essentially means ‘poor nutrition’ – when the human body contains an insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. On this page, w... Read more


Menopause is the time that marks the end of a person's menstrual cycle. While it's a natural part of the normal ageing process, menopause can be emotionally and physically challeng... Read more


If you struggle with migraines, you’ll know that the symptoms of this condition can be incredibly debilitating. In fact, migraines are now classed as the seventh most disabli... Read more

Nutrition and mental health

Many of us are well aware of the benefits that eating a balanced diet has on our physical health, but do you know how it benefits our mental health? More and more research is comin... Read more


Obesity or severe obesity are terms used for people who are overweight or very overweight, with an excessive amount of body fat. Around one in four adults in the UK are currently o... Read more


Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to weaken, making them more prone to fractures. This means, that even if a bump or fall is minor, an osteoporosis sufferer may... Read more

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Can dietary change support PCOS symptoms? Here we explore how nutritional support can help those living with PCOS and manage the condition, as well as some general information abou... Read more

Pregnancy and preconception

Whether you’re in the early stages of planning for a family or are already pregnant, chances are, you’re giving your health and well-being some extra attention. A part... Read more

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS or PMT)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), or premenstrual tension (PMT), defines the physical, psychological, and behavioural symptoms that typically occur in the two weeks before a monthly per... Read more


Recovering from critical illness or serious injury can be a slow, difficult process. Building up your body’s strength and natural defences is important. Here, we explain more... Read more

Skin conditions

The skin is a complex organ, with many essential functions that affect our overall well-being. Sometimes the skin can struggle with certain conditions that irritate the body, leavi... Read more

Sports nutrition

Sports nutrition plays a key role in optimising the beneficial effects of physical activity, whether you’re a bodybuilder, a professional athlete in training or exercising to... Read more


Stress is when you feel under a great deal of emotional strain and are unable to cope with certain pressures in life. Understanding how your body responds to stress can be key to m... Read more

Thyroid problems

Our thyroid gland is essential for the cells in our body to work normally. When there is a problem with the thyroid, it can have a big effect on your health. There are two typ... Read more


Nutritional therapy can support those struggling with constant tiredness by providing expert guidance and information to make safe and effective changes to diet and lifestyle. Read more

Vegetarian and vegan diets

On this page, we’ll explore all the important nutrient information you need to know when following a vegetarian or vegan diet. We'll also explain how working with a qualified... Read more

Weight gain

Do you want to gain weight? Nutritional therapy can support your weight gain journey in a safe and healthy way, ensuring it is sustainable and realistic in the long term.  Bu... Read more

Weight management

Weight management refers to the process of making long-term lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy body weight based on your age, height and sex. Common weight management methods... Read more


There are many reasons why people may wish to lose weight. Perhaps you want to feel better about your overall well-being. Or maybe you want to overcome/minimise the risk of health... Read more

Women's nutrition

A healthy, balanced diet is the cornerstone of leading a healthy lifestyle for both men and women. As children, boys and girls generally need the same things from their diet. But,... Read more