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helen auburn Dip ION mBANT NTCC CNHC functional medicine, nutritional therapist
Nutritional Therapy for Swindon, Newbury, Gloucester & Oxford

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What is the functional medicine, nutritional therapy protocol?

The functional medicine, nutritional therapy protocol, is the use of whole foods, as medicine, rather than just fuel for the body.


Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a science-based, holistic, patient-centred approach to assessment, prevention and treatment of complex health problems and chronic disease. It aims to identify biochemical and physiological imbalances, which cause health problems in the individual and address these principally through nutrition and lifestyle management. Therefore, by treating the cause of the problem, which will then eliminate the symptoms.

The importance of dietary and environmental factors, and their impact on health and disease, the balancing, healing, and therapeutic effects of food and nutrients, are based on the principles of Functional Medicine:

  • Evidence-based
  • Safety
  • Effectivness - supports the natural healing process
  • Focus on wellness & prevention

Many medical practitioners today, are aware of how important specific nutritional advice is, & are referring their patients to qualified Functional Medicine, Registered Nutritional Therapists.

Find out more about my Nutrition Packages:


Child

Child Nutrition Package
£90
Includes 6 weeks support & review
Contact me to find out more


Adult

Adult Nutrition Package
£180
Includes 6 weeks support & a 6 month review
Contact me to find out more


Sports

Sports Nutrition Package
£205
Includes 8 weeks support & a 6 month review
Contact me to find out more


Couples

Couples Nutrition Package
£300
Includes 6 weeks support & a 6 month review
Contact me to find out more


Individual 4 Step Protocol for All Packages

first consultation
We complete the ION Nutritional Therapy Questionnaire together. We will then discuss your health concerns, focusing on the underlying causes. I may request laboratory tests to be done by a hospital.

second consultation
After discussing the best course of action, I will create for you a specific and individual food plan, food supplemental additions and lifestyle protocol, including general fitness advice and relaxation techniques, that will help your body to achieve balance [homeostasis] of energy output, recovery, rest and relaxation that is best suited to your individual needs. Six weeks support, commences.

third consultation
Progress, queries, & checking that you're on track.

fourth consultation
Six month review, to check that you're still on track, or if you have any questions.

Children
Age 17 & under, must be accompanied by an adult. We complete the specially designed ION Nutrition Questionnaire either for Adolescents, or Children, together. Six weeks support, commences, with a review at the end.

"Helen is a genuinely concerned and knowledgeable practitioner. You get great value for money. she told me that I would have all the protocols I needed, within the space of two sessions, and I got exactly that. My worst health complaints cleared up with the foods & supplements she recommended. So if possible, follow the protocol faithfully, to get best results. I honestly believe she's done a lot more to help me, than the NHS gastroenterology department ever did!" ~ David Truran, Marlborough


Coaching & Payment methods

The care and safety of all individuals seeking my care remains paramount. We will be in regular contact either by phone, email, text or Skype, depending on your preference, after the second consultation. We will discuss any queries you may have. I will coach you to become in control of your health. Quite often, once you are feeling better, that in itself is enough to keep you motivated.

I will recommend specific supplements to aid recovery and achieve optimum health.

Consultation Payment

Payment can be paid either in full, at the first consultation, or in two instalments, at the first & second consultations, by cash, Paym [mobile] cheque, or bank transfer. Please note: Bank Transfer must be paid, either prior to consultation, or at the consultation. Please contact me for bank details. NO CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED


I'm registered with CNHC, so please contact your Private Healthcare Provider, as they may reimburse your cost of treatment.


Sports Nutrition

I have worked with several sport-orientated clients. Children, as well as adults, have found my advice invaluable. Disciplines I've given specific advice for so far:

  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Body Building
  • Triathlons
  • Duathlons
  • Swimming


  • Football
  • Running
  • Dancing
  • Cycling
  • Rowing


Even if your discipline isn't on the list, my advice may help you to achieve your Optimum Performance Level.

I ensure that my knowledge is up-to-date and meet Continuing Professional Development [CPD] requirements. As a full member of The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy [BANT], I am bound by the strict BANT code of ethics and practice. www.bant.org.uk.

To understand the differences between a dietitian and a nutritional therapist, please visit the BANT website.


"I consulted Helen regarding some problems I was having with my digestion. She gave me a very thorough consultation, and outlined various strategies to help deal with my problems. She gave excellent backup, beyond the initial consultation, and nearly 4 years later my digestion is still excellent!"~ James, Swindon


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