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The NutritionalMatters team works with you to find an evidence-based, personalised eating plan that is practical, realistic, effective and sustainable.
Each client is unique and has differing nutritional needs.
Our team of dietitians and nutritional therapists all have relevant qualifications, are members of their appropriate regulatory bodies, and continually update their skills with regular attendance of industry seminars and workshops. We also invest in supervision for practitioners, and invest in individual professional development to support best practice.
Importantly, the team at NutritionalMatters is able to tap into the resources of the HealthMatters Group, incorporating WeightMatters, EmotionMatters and Surgical WeightMatters. We routinely work with the psychotherapy team as a multi-disciplinary unit to ensure that our clients receive maximum comprehensive support where necessary.
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Our dietitians will support you in making informed dietary choices to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Dietitians are degree qualified and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
Dietitians specialise in the science of nutrition, and have experience working with many different physical health conditions.
Our registered dietitians’ expertise can help you improve your symptoms, providing nutritional advice based on the latest scientific evidence.
Dietitians take a structured approach to helping you optimise your nutrition. This can include designing a bespoke meal plan, based on a review of your health history and symptoms, food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies.
This approach will include explaining the basics of food chemistry, to help you make more informed dietary choices moving forward.
Dietitians can also provide nutrition coaching and lifestyle management advice, to support you in achieving your goals and create long term wellness.
Nutritional Therapy is considered part of Integrative Medicine or Complementary Medicine.
Registered Nutritional therapists are required to be registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) which is the professional body of the industry.
The Nutritional Therapists at WeightMatters are degree qualified and have completed further postgraduate training in nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of optimal health and individual care.
Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to a client’s symptoms and health concerns.
This approach allows them to work with clients to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each client to be unique and recommend targeted and personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional.
They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Sometimes there are psychological factors that impact our relationship with food, eating and our bodies.
Our mind and body are connected. Our thoughts and feelings can impact how often we eat, when we eat, and what foods we eat.
You may find yourself turning to certain foods for comfort in times of stress. You may find yourself feeling lethargic and tired, and relying on sugary foods to give you energy. You may feel as though you are constantly battling with your health, weight and body image, and engage in negative self-talk.
Supporting our nutrition without paying attention to our mental health means we are missing an important piece of our personal puzzle of optimal health.
Psychotherapy uses a person-centred approach to help you change the deep-rooted patterns that may be limiting the way you live your life.
Our team of experienced psychotherapists are specialised in working with disordered eating, weight-related health conditions and body image issues.
Our therapists can draw on a wide range of tools and techniques to help you manage your emotions, regain your motivation, and redefine your relationship with food.
The Psychology of Eating is an integrated programme, combining psychological and nutritional support to help you reach longlasting wellness and optimal health.