Genna Nelson. Nutritional Therapist
After many years of struggling through each day with low energy, hormone issues and generally feeling less than energetic I went to see a nutritional therapist, and with her support, I gradually began to change my diet and educate myself on the therapeutic effects of a whole food plant-based diet.
I became more and more fascinated with the connection between what I was eating and how it was making me feel. I was so inspired that I then went on to study with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and, three years later, graduated in 2016 as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Issues that nutritional therapy can address
Nutritional therapy can help address many conditions, and can also support specific lifestyle needs. The following are examples, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Fatigue/ME
- Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease
- Digestive health
- Eating disorders
- Hormone imbalances
- Sports nutrition
- Stress management
- Weight management
The therapeutic approach
At the heart of my practice I deeply believe that the human body is designed to function optimally and, given the optimal environment, the body can return to a state of balance. As a nutritional therapy practitioner, I aim to gather as much information from the client as I can in order to build a holistic picture of what may be contributing to their symptoms.
However, what sets a naturopathic approach apart from allopathic medicine is that I am not directly working the symptoms but rather using the symptoms as a guide to the what the root cause may be. By addressing the root cause with the appropriate nutrients and lifestyle changes, the body is helped back into balance and able to function optimally. Clients can often see a reduction in their symptoms and may feel a positive shift in their energy and wellbeing.
I offer a free 15-minute call for you to ask any questions you may have. If, after our call, you would like to book in with me I will then ask you to complete a detailed health history questionnaire and 5-day food diary. I operate using a package-based approach (minimum initial consultation plus 2 further sessions) as I have found that clients are more likely to remain committed to their own health journey when they participate in a supported package that guides them through a process of diet and lifestyle changes. The initial 1:1 consultation can take between 60-90 minutes and will take place at One Allan Park. The follow ups are usually 4-6 weeks later, again in a 1:1 environment at One Allan Park.
Testing and supplements are not included in the consultation price.