Benefits to working with Susie
This may be the first time you have been truly listened to in terms of your own health story. I really believe the initial consultation is not only about creating a connection and trust but more importantly listening to your story.
I get it…
I am a mother of 3 gorgeous teenagers I understand the dynamic of working, running a busy household and prioritising home cooked meals and yet finding time to be creative, be outside and being connected to the greater picture. Setting realistic challenges but also finding time to be with friends and family. It is not easy and it is often the dynamic challenges we face day to day that can set the wheels of stress into motion. Not prioritising sleep or enough time out in nature away from screens. Or not setting time for meals. Or simply feeling overwhelmed.
I believe it is the A&E nurse in me that taught me to be the good listener. I want to know your story. In the past when a mother brought a sick child into hospital the initial triage is when we found out the often life saving “why”, what is the story?…
Functional medicine gives me the tools to test and to discover the deeper levels of why, without second guessing, what is the underlying cause. It is the combination of testing, implementing changes to dietary and lifestyle, alongside hand picked nutrients that enable us to begin this journey of transformation together.
I am passionate about supporting you and enabling you to create change, whether it is for yourself or your child/teenage children. I love working with young and old alike, supporting the many branches of auto immunity, autism spectrum, energy and mood disorder, hormonal dance and skin issues. I search for the underlying inflammatory drivers. We work together on restoring balance.
Are you tired of dieting and dialogue about Fad diets? There is so much confusion and mixed messages out there, that the health and wellness industry can appear so daunting. What should simply be the goal of nourishing your body has become something that may drive the stress and anxiety of what and when to eat.
My aim is to bring everything back to a nutritional approach that is about your needs, your unique health goals and where you are in your life right now. This does not need to be shrouded in complication but it is key to motivate you to make the right changes for your health and your health goals.
Working with me is not just about a plaster, a quick fix. My aim is to address you as a whole, holistic wellbeing. I see our health as 5 pillars. It’s not just what we eat, but it is also about how we sleep, how we move and how we feel connected in meaningful relationships and spiritual connection. Thereby addressing both the physical and mental body, the spiritual and emotional are intertwined. A perfect diet does not bring perfect well being on its own, it is how we digest our food and the time we give to growth and repair. We are ever changing and evolving in our environment.
Stress today comes in so many guises and I see this more and more in the emotional well being of my clients, young and old. I believe our children and teenagers today are presented with so many diverse challenges due to the rise of social media and a potential for us all to be always reacting to “something”. Whether that is a social media platform, work correspondence or the sense that our lives should be perfect and that we should be living in perfection. This for many can mean their adrenal glands are always “switched on”, which can lead to health issues. We are complex, yet our bodies seek balance, so it is key to have a holistic approach and address all pillars of health.
How it works
Having booked an appointment with me you will be emailed a questionnaire. You may also upload blood results or past tests you may have.
If you run out of time prior to our consultation please don’t worry the initial consultation focuses on information gathering and creating a time line together.
Often incidents are forgotten and it’s creating the time line that allows you to reflect on who you are today. For example, past dental work, head injuries or concussions. All medical history and events are gathered.
We then create a plan together, addressing diet, potential testing, lifestyle and supplements.
If tests are run they are posted out to your home and you return kits back to the lab. Some more in depth blood tests if required may be run in London or organised by a local phlebotomist. My aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to create change and address root cause. I am here to support you.
Initial consultation is 90 mins and follow ups, depending on complexity and test results, vary from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Everyone is unique and sometimes only one follow up is required whereas for some families I continue to support them as children grow and needs change.
After the consultation you will receive a detailed health plan based upon our session. Additional handouts may also be sent to you so you are really clear on how to implement the protocol. Sourcing the nutritional supplements and instructions on how to take them, tests outlined and lifestyle interventions are detailed and will vary upon your own unique health issues.
Find out more about the NatureDoc approach on their website: https://www.naturedoc.co.uk/consultations/naturedoc-approach/.