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Nutritional Therapy can help you on a journey to better health.
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”
Hippocrates (the father of medicine)
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Nutritional Therapists care for each client based on their unique environment, lifestyle and genetic background
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas Edison, US Inventor
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What is Nutritional Therapy?

Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms. Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and therefore they take the time to define personalised nutrition plans rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups. Nutritional Therapy is now seen as part of Integrative Healthcare which blends conventional and evidence-based natural and complimentary therapies, with lifestyle interventions to deliver holistic, patient-centered care.

Registered Nutritional Therapists use the Functional Medicine Model to try and uncover the underlying causes of your health problems through careful history taking.  During your consultation your will therefore spend a lot of time talking so that we can explore your personal and family history, the circumstances around your first symptoms and the experiences you may have had with other health care providers.

Considering these areas helps us see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just in terms of your physical symptoms. In some cases, you may be asked to consider some laboratory tests which can help to determine the causes of your symptoms but this would be on a case by case basis.

Symptoms

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

When was the last time you felt really well?

Do you regularly have crashes of energy in the day or wake up feeling exhausted?

Do you suffer from PMT?

Do you have problems losing weight?

Do you regularly suffer from heartburn, gas or bloating?

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Hormone
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Price Packages

Pre-consultation

By Phone
£Free
  • 20 minutes

Initial consultation

In Person
£90
  • 90 minutes

Follow up consultations

In Person or by Phone
£65
  • 30-60 minutes

Test result evaluation

In Person or by Phone
£45
  • 30 minutes

Balancing Hormones Package

£170
  • Comprehensive Adrenal Stress Profile
  • ­ + Follow-up Consultation
  • (Home test kit)

Digestive Health Package 1

£325
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0
  • ­ + Follow-up Consultation
  • (Home test kit)

Digestive Health Package 2

£420
  • GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile
  • ­ + Follow-up Consultation
  • (Home test kit)

Appointments

If you would like to see if Nutritional Therapy can help you with your health goals please fill out your details and I will call you for a free 20-minute chat before booking a consultation.

Once you have booked in your consultation you will have access to the Client Room where you will be asked to fill out some questionnaires in advance of the appointment. This allows me to get a small insight into your current health issues as well as being able to research any specifics points raised on the forms if necessary.

Appointment Form

Contact Details

The Way To Eat Midhurst

The Way to Eat is based at:-
Cowdray Hall Therapy Rooms, Easebourne, West Sussex, GU29 0AW

Telephone 07789 881622 or email nicola@thewaytoeat.co.uk

Directions: From Midhurst, take the A272 towards Petworth.  At the Easebourne village shop turn left (onto Easebourne Street), pass the pub on your left then turn first right into Parkway.  Turn right again and you have reached Cowdray Hall – the therapy rooms are adjacent.

From Petworth, take the A272 towards Midhurst. Turn right just before the Easebourne village shop (onto Easebourne Street), pass the pub on your left then turn first right into Parkway.  Turn right again and you have reached Cowdray Hall – the therapy rooms are adjacent.

Nicola Russell

BSc, mBANT, CNHC

Nicola Russell

BSc, mBANT, CNHC

Registered Nutritional Therapist based at Cowdray Therapy Rooms, in the beautiful countryside of Midhurst, West Sussex
Registered Nutritional Therapist based at Cowdray Therapy Rooms, in the beautiful countryside of Midhurst, West Sussex

About Me

From the age of about 21, and after a urinary tract infection, I developed IBS like symptoms (namely bloating, wind and cramping). After numerous tests at the doctors which ruled out anything more serious, I was told that I would just have to “live with it”. Initially, I managed the symptoms but as I got older having a stomach that looked like I was 8 months pregnant wasn’t ideal.

As a result, I started a long journey of trying to find out what was causing my ‘problem’. I couldn’t understand how my husband could eat the same thing as me but not have any symptoms yet I would blow up and feel exhausted. I tried various ‘alternative’ therapies all of which helped me on my journey to realise that what I was eating and my lifestyle was actually the cause along with the various courses of antibiotics I had taken when I was younger.

After seeing a Nutritional Therapist myself, I became so interested in the subject that I decided to study for a degree in Nutritional Therapy at the ‘University of West London’ once my youngest daughter started school. I set up ‘The Way to Eat’ (a play on my maiden name of ‘Way’) once I graduated and set up my practice in Midhurst, West Sussex, after my husband relocated in July 2014.

Whilst studying, we were introduced to the Functional Medicine (FM) model. The following is taken from the ‘Institute for Functional Medicine’ which explains how FM works:


“Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”