Nicola Chadwick

Nutrition, fitness and managing my own health conditions have always been very important to me.  My interest in nutrition grew after discovering the reason for feeling quite unwell for a number of years was partially due to some foods I had been eating.  Studying Nutritional Therapy with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) helped me to understand how and why these foods influenced my body’s function.  I have developed a great understanding of the complexity of human anatomy and how nutrition, environmental factors and lifestyle influences it.  Understanding how I became sensitive to some foods enabled me to address the root cause and greatly reduce my symptoms.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

As a nutritional therapist, my role is to help you understand how diet and lifestyle choices have positive and negative effects on health, energy levels and wellbeing.  I am passionate in helping you to find a healthy, sustainable way of eating and lifestyle; optimising health, energy and wellbeing without compromising on taste and enjoyment.  Making simple dietary and lifestyle adjustments can make a huge difference in the way you feel.  

Each individual is unique and I can recommend a personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  Nutritional therapy is never a replacement for medical advice.  No medication is to be stopped, increased or reduced unless directed by your medical practitioner at any stage.

Nutritional Therapy can support the following:

  • Digestive disturbance
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Stress
  • Low energy
  • Skin health
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Sleep issues
  • Low mood, depression and anxiety
  • Blood sugar balancing
  • Thyroid health
  • Weight management

My areas of particular interest are gastrointestinal health, stress, skin conditions, blood sugar balance and thyroid health.  I look forward to working with you and hope my passion for balanced nutrition, lifestyle and healthy cooking inspires you to achieve your health potential.

What happens in a consultation?

You will be sent a detailed health questionnaire and 7 day food diary.  The questionnaire and food diary will ideally be sent back to me 3-7 days before your consultation.  This will allow me to do the necessary research relating to your case in preparation for our first meeting.

Initial consultation 90 minutes – £75

We will discuss in detail your symptoms, health concerns and goals; the health questionnaire, food diary and all body systems to help me assess and identify areas that may contribute to your symptoms/health concerns.  I will evaluate you current food intake/lifestyle and work with you to develop a realistic plan: incorporating dietary and lifestyle changes to fit your individual needs and circumstances to help you reach your goals.  Supplements and or diagnostic testing may be suggested if it thought appropriate.

I will give you ideas, recipes, fact sheets and free email/telephone support (within reason) to help you on your journey.

Follow up consultation 45 minutes – £40

To discuss your progress, update your personalised nutrition plan and where we go from here.  The number of sessions would depend on your goals, initial state of health and confidence to continue with the dietary changes unaided.

If you are unsure whether nutritional therapy is right for you, I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to give you the opportunity to explain your health concerns to ascertain in what way I may be able to support you.