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Please contact the centre on 01258 473109 to book this service.

What do Nutritionists Do?

Nutritionists are trained to understand how nutrients, other foods and lifestyle factors influence the function of the body by considering biochemical individuality in a patient centred manner.

The following is a list of some conditions which may be helped by Nutrition intervention:

  • Digestion
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Hormone issues
  • Fertility
  • Sleep
  • Skin
  • Stress
  • Immunity
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Low Mood
  • Poor Circulation
  • Fatigue
  • Regular illness
  • Recovery from infection
  • Heart burn / Indigestion
  • Memory impairment

Your digestive system (gastro-intestinal tract, or GI tract) can become out of balance for many reasons:  infection, illness, antibiotics, medicinal drugs, smoking, narrow diet and stress can all cause dysbiosis. 

Before your First Appointment

Prior to your first appointment, you will be sent a comprehensive Health Questionnaire and a Food and Mood Diary to provide your nutritionist with a detailed history regarding your general health, past and present, information on your current diet as well as details of any symptoms and your desired outcomes. 
Any previous test results from doctors or other clinicians are welcomed. 
This will ensure that you get the most from your first appointment and should be emailed in at least 24h prior to it. 

What to Expect from your First Appointment?

Your first appointment takes 90 minutes.  Using your questionnaire as a base, we will further explore the significant issues arising.  At the end of the session you will leave with a dietary and lifestyle plan suitable for your individual circumstances, with the aim of addressing your health goals.  This may include dietary adjustments, suggestions for dietary support, lifestyle changes and food or botanical supplement recommendations.  I may also request additional functional tests if necessary to add relevant information to the decision-making process.

The aim is always to help each client achieve an optimal level of wellness using careful and individualised dietary and lifestyle modification.

If your nutritionist discovers or suspects a condition which requires medical intervention, they will refer you to your GP.

Further Appointments

Allow 60 minutes for subsequent appointments.  These are to follow up progress, tweak your plan if necessary, discuss any test results, and to re-establish your health goals (which can change!). 

How Many Sessions Will You Need?

The number of sessions needed varies depending on:

  • The nature of the problems
  • How long you have had the problems
  • How well you follow the aftercare and lifestyle advice given by your nutritionist
  • Your health goals

Typically, most clients need between two and six sessions, with access to the nutritionist via email between appointments.

Your Nutritionist at Rolls Mill: Margie Chavasse mAMC, rGNC is a member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners and registered with the General Naturopathic Council.