Nutritional Medicine with Sarah
Are you challenged by digestive issues? Poor concentration? Stress? Bad habits? Fertility? Autoimmunity? Chronic disease? Changed health conditions due to geography? Nutrition is fundamental to good health and working with a nutritionist can have a profound effect on resolving these problems and achieving optimal wellness. Chances are, you don't yet know how good you can feel.
Clinical nutritionists approach health and disease management by developing individualised nutritional treatment plans which integrate current scientific evidence with traditional food wisdom. Sarah’s consultations involve thorough patient case taking and evaluation, followed by tailored evidence-based holistic care. Sarah believes in educating and empowering the patient to assume better handling and responsibility for their own health through therapeutic dietary planning, favouring a food-as-medicine approach.
The concept of ‘Happy Belly Nutritional Medicine’ appreciates the inseparable nature of health and happiness, as well as the physiological gut-brain-axis, aka the mind-gut connection. The gut-brain-axis essentially refers to the biochemical signalling between the digestive system and the central nervous system, linking emotional and cognitive brain centres with digestion and nutritional status. Hippocrates was right when he said ‘All disease begins in the gut’ and as such, Sarah incorporates gut-nourishing protocols in her suggestions with all patients. Happy belly = happy mind, and happy life.
It’s not always easy to figure out the how's and why's of digestive conditions. Expert nutritional attention involves identifying and connecting symptoms with contributing factors, and then tailoring treatment strategies to achieve optimal long-term wellness based on the individuals needs and preferences. Often, the tips and tricks which will help heal you are not what you expected, and can be simpler that what you imagined. Gut health and the microbiome are inextricably linked to stress and emotional wellbeing, and are an important part of holistic nutritional care.