Nutritional Therapist in Exeter and Topsham, Devon
At the moment optimum immunity is really important and due to people being at home and many having to self isolate I will offer initial appointments as well as follow up consultations by Zoom, Skype or phone. Please see immune health underneath for more information on how to prepare and boost your immune system especially in light of coronavirus.
How nutritional therapy can help you.Good nutrition can help with : Immune modulation Weight management Fatigue Stress and anxiety Insomnia or sleep problems Pain, inflammation and associated conditions Poor digestion DetoxificationWomen and men's' health Hormonal imbalances Diabetes control
The practice is based in Topsham which is easily accessible from the M5 junction 30 coming from the north and from the south to Topsham via the A38 and junction 31 of the M5.
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Immune Health. Things you can do right now It may sound obvious but fresh vegetables and fruit are going to provide important vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, A, B, zinc and selenium. Apart from increasing your antioxidant levels from berries and dark green leafy veg , other foods include cacao, citrus fruits and also dried fruits such as prunes, and apricots. The easiest thing to remember is to 'eat a rainbow' and add as many colours as you can to up your daily intake. Look after the health of your gut. Prebiotic fibre foods such as onions, garlic, leeks and artichokes can help to feed probiotics in our gut. We can up our probiotic intake from eating bacteria rich foods such as kefir and sauerkraut or take a good quality probiotic. Supporting sufficient numbers of probiotics is vital for optimum immune responses. Stay hydrated. Again seemingly simple but many of us forget to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. At this time though, warm water has been recommended as if we do contract the virus, flushing it out from our throat can render the virus inactive as it's destroyed by the acid in the stomach. Also we can supplement water with herbal teas and there are so many to choose from. Using up our spices is a good idea. Tumeric and ginger not only have anti-inflammatory properties but immune enhancing compounds too. Get out in the sun. Being outside can help to improve our vitamin D levels. Adequate levels of vitamin D are very important for optimum immunity. Reduce stress and anxiety. There are lots of ways like exercising, keeping in contact with others (by phone, Zoom, Skype), meditating and doing things you enjoy. Take time out for yourself whatever your circumstances. Even 5 minutes will help and the more regular the better! Getting enough sleep is paramount as lack of sleep has been shown to negatively affect the immune system.
Make an appointment with a nutritional therapist in Exeter or Topsham to find out more about how you can take control of your own health.
Reiki, in Sidmouth, Exeter or Topsham is also a lovely way to forget your worries and really tune in to what your body needs. Reiki is a beautifully univasive and pampering therapy which leaves you feeling peaceful, relaxed and taken care of.
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science for the promotion of health, peak performance 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 an individual’s symptoms and health issues.
A nutritional therapist can give you tools to help you help yourself.