What happens during a Nutritional Therapy Consultation

During a consultation a full medical history is taken. Usually the client will have kept a short diet and symptom diary for a few days prior to the appointment and this will also be assessed.

Various questions will be asked about a client’s symptoms and also about the history of their presenting health problems.

At all times a therapist will be checking for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances and seeking to determine the root cause of the problem.

Once sufficient information has been obtained a dietary programme will be designed for the client and any suggestions on natural supplements will also be discussed.

The client will be provided with a copy of all information given.

If any diagnostic tests are deemed useful this will be discussed with the client during the appointment.

If iridology is requested this will also take place during the consultation.

Depending on the degree of the problem a follow up appointment may be suggested.

Whilst some clients receive all the information they need during the first consultation others with more complex issues may need to return again for a follow up appointment 4 to 6 weeks after the initial visit.

Clients will be encouraged to keep a diet diary during treatment to track their progress and to help the therapist to update their programme accordingly during any follow up appointments.

The most important thing is that both practitioner and client are able to work together to bring about an improved state of health for the client.