Helen Cooke, our Nutritional Therapist, works from a Functional
As Helen says "This approach to nutritional therapy helps us
quickly get to the root cause of your problem by exploring where
any metabolic or biochemical imbalances may lie, which we can
then seek to address - helping to restore and maintain optimal
During your initial consultation, Helen will take an in-depth account of your
individual situation; past medical history, family history, diet,
medications and lifestyle. Having gained a clear understanding of your
situation she will work with you to ensure all the advice she gives is simple,
achievable and cost-effective to undertake – as well as enjoyable!
Functional testing can be included as an option. Helen says “Testing can be really useful for people with long standing symptoms as it can help us better understand the root cause of your problem/s (e.g. an imbalance of gut bacteria may be part of the underlying problem in irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, metabolic imbalance can create many health problems including difficulty in losing weight) and enable us to personalise your dietary and supplement recommendations”.
Helen has a nursing background and holds degrees in Nutritional Medicine (BSc)
and Complementary Health Studies (MA). She teaches nutrition to doctors and
medical students and practices nutritional therapy from a Functional Medicine
Helen's clinical background (nurse training and degree in Nutritional Medicine)
enables her to have a solid understanding of your health-related issues. She will
ensure all advice can be safely followed alongside any medication or treatment
you may be undergoing.
Helen specialises in digestive health and nutrition to support people with emotional/mental health issues, but also enjoys and has many years of experience of working with people with a wide range of health problems.
Tel: 07905 383203 or visit Helen's website: www.helencookenutrition.co.uk
As with all our therapies, you should seek advice from your GP if you feel you have a medical condition.