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Improve your health and well-being by rethinking your lifestyle and how you eat....
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
Hippocrates (the father of medicine)
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Nutritional therapists care for each client based on their unique environment, lifestyle and genetic background
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas Edison, US Inventor
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What is Nutritional Therapy?

Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms. Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and therefore they take the time to define personalised nutrition plans rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups. Nutritional Therapy is now seen as part of Integrative Healthcare which blends conventional and evidence-based natural and complimentary therapies, with lifestyle interventions to deliver holistic, patient-centered care.

Registered Nutritional Therapists use the Functional Medicine Model to try and uncover the underlying causes of your health problems through careful history taking.  During your consultation your will therefore spend a lot of time talking so that we can explore your personal and family history, the circumstances around your first symptoms and the experiences you may have had with other health care providers.

Considering these areas helps us see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just in terms of your physical symptoms. In some cases, you may be asked to consider some laboratory tests which can help to determine the causes of your symptoms but this would be on a case by case basis.

Symptoms

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

When was the last time you felt really well?

Do you regularly have crashes of energy in the day or wake up feeling exhausted?

Do you suffer from PMT?

Do you have problems losing weight?

Do you regularly suffer from heartburn, gas or bloating?

Weight
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Fatigue
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Digestive
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Hormone
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Price Packages

Pre-consultation | 20 minutes | free of charge
To see if I can help you and run through your case briefly. This is a good opportunity to see if we can work together and if I can actually help you (and if not, I will aim to point you in the direction of a suitable healthcare professional). Please fill in the form below and I will contact you for a convenient time and date.

Initial Nutritional Therapy Consultation | 90 minutes | £125
During your consultation you will be asked about your goals, health concerns, medical history, symptoms, food habits, lifestyle and any medications you are taking. Afterwards, you will be sent a personal nutrition programme specific to your particular needs. You will also receive handouts, a report and recipes to help you with your programme. If appropriate, you may be offered a supplement programme. A follow up appointment is recommended 4-6 weeks later.

Follow up appointments | 30-45 minutes | £70
This is a chance to assess your progress and make amendments to your diet and supplement programme.

Consultation package | Initial consultation, follow up appointment and email support | £199
It can take time to implement lifestyle changes and transform your eating habits and your health therefore I recommend that you choose the consultation package so we can work together over a longer period at a discounted rate. My clients who choose this option see the best and most lasting results. This includes email support which I have found especially useful to my weight loss clients who email their diaries weekly.

Balance the stress package | includes home test kit, result interpretation and follow up consultation | £180
This package is normally recommended to clients after the initial consultation if I feel that stress is impacting on their health. It is the most cost effective way to see how cortisol is behaving in your body and the results are a good, easy visual aid for a client to consider how stress could be contributing to their condition.

Digestive Health Package | includes home test kit, result interpretation and follow up consultation | £450
This package is normally recommended to clients after the initial consultation if they present with gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation. The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilising cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this test offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.

DUTCH Test | The ‘Gold Standard’ of hormone testing | £430
This test, tests your reproductive and adrenal hormones as well as melatonin, oxidative stress and some organic acids to give us a good picture of where you are with hormone balance. Hormonal imbalances can cause weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, obesity and reduced sense of well-being. A prolonged imbalance can impact the immune system, trigger premature aging and set the stage for chronic illness so it is vital that these hormones get back in balance for future good health

Diet Review | £50
If you have no underlying health problems or concerns but are keen to improve your diet, then this service is for you. I’ll send you a 7-day food diary to complete and send back to me. Based on what you tell me, I will make suggestions on where I think improvements can be made. I will provide my feedback in a 30-minute consultation which can be carried out by phone or alternatively I can email back my suggestions.

Email support for weight loss | £10 per week
Following the initial consultation and after the following your personalised programme for a couple of weeks, you can email me weekly and I will go through your diaries and tweak where necessary to ensure lasting weight loss and health.

Shopping and Kitchen Cupboard | price on application
If you live in Midhurst or the surrounding area, I can visit you at home to go through your food cupboards/fridge/freezer with you and make recommendations about food choices. We can also go on a food shopping trip to your local supermarket and I will point out what you need to be looking out for on food labels. Please contact me to discuss prices as this will be dependent on location.

Appointments

If you would like to see if Nutritional Therapy can help you with your health goals please fill out your details and I will call you for a free 20-minute chat before booking a consultation.

Once you have booked in your consultation you will have access to the Client Room where you will be asked to fill out some questionnaires in advance of the appointment. This allows me to get a small insight into your current health issues as well as being able to research any specifics points raised on the forms if necessary.

Appointment Form

Contact Details

The Way To Eat Midhurst

Nicola Russell is based at:-
Cowdray Hall Therapy Rooms, Easebourne, West Sussex, GU29 0AW

Telephone 07789 881622 or email hello@nicola-russell.co.uk

Directions: From Midhurst, take the A272 towards Petworth.  At the Easebourne village shop turn left (onto Easebourne Street), pass the pub on your left then turn first right into Parkway.  Turn right again and you have reached Cowdray Hall – the therapy rooms are adjacent.

From Petworth, take the A272 towards Midhurst. Turn right just before the Easebourne village shop (onto Easebourne Street), pass the pub on your left then turn first right into Parkway.  Turn right again and you have reached Cowdray Hall – the therapy rooms are adjacent.

Nicola Russell

BSc, mBANT, CNHC

Nicola Russell

BSc, mBANT, CNHC

Registered Nutritional Therapist based at Cowdray Therapy Rooms, in the beautiful countryside of Midhurst, West Sussex

Registered Nutritional Therapist based at Cowdray Therapy Rooms, in the beautiful countryside of Midhurst, West Sussex

About Me

From the age of about 21, and after a urinary tract infection, I developed IBS like symptoms (namely bloating, wind and cramping). After numerous tests at the doctors which ruled out anything more serious, I was told that I would just have to “live with it”. Initially, I managed the symptoms but as I got older having a stomach that looked like I was 8 months pregnant wasn’t ideal.

As a result, I started a long journey of trying to find out what was causing my ‘problem’. I couldn’t understand how my husband could eat the same thing as me but not have any symptoms yet I would blow up and feel exhausted. I tried various ‘alternative’ therapies all of which helped me on my journey to realise that what I was eating and my lifestyle was actually the cause along with the various courses of antibiotics I had taken when I was younger.

After seeing a Nutritional Therapist myself, I became so interested in the subject that I decided to study for a degree in Nutritional Therapy at the ‘University of West London’ once my youngest daughter started school. On graduating I set up my practice in Midhurst, West Sussex, after my husband relocated in July 2014.

Whilst studying, we were introduced to the Functional Medicine (FM) model. The following is taken from the ‘Institute for Functional Medicine’ which explains how FM works:


“Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”