Frequently asked questions

Q. What can I expect from a consultation?

Elaine offers each client a caring, professional and confidential consultation. Before a consultation you will be asked to complete a detailed health questionnaire and food diary. This information is used during the initial consultation as it allows me to build a comprehensive picture of your lifestyle, eating habits, medical history and any concerns you have about your health. You will receive a nutrition assessment and information in a personalised client pack alongside telephone or email guidance depending on the nutrition consultation package that you choose.

Q. How many consultations will I need?

The number of consultations depends purely on the individual. Everyone has different aims and goals for their nutrition programme and this is reflected in the length of time and depth of service required. In general 3 consultations will deliver the best results. Complete the contact form and forward it to me and I will discuss the best nutrition package for you.

Q. Isn’t it easier and quicker for me to go to see my doctor with my symptoms?

Seeing a Registered Nutritionist should never replace conventional medicine or advice from your doctor. You should always see a doctor with any symptoms or conditions that you are concerned about to rule out any dangerous or life-threatening illnesses.

However there is a lot of scientific evidence to show how nutritional changes can improve a wide variety of symptoms. You will be amazed at how even the simplest changes to your diet and lifestyle, as recommended by Elaine, will help improve your health and symptoms.

Q. Are supplements a waste of money?

Supplements are just that – supplementary to a balanced diet. I will focus on increasing nutritious and healthy foods in your diet and how best to prepare them to maximize their nutrient content. However, many health conditions are as a result of long term nutrient deficiencies, so quite often the best way to support your health is to include some good quality supplements.

Cheap supplements often contain bulking agents such as fillers and binders. The forms of vitamins and minerals found in some cheaper supplements are hard for the body to absorb and utilise. This makes some cheap supplements a false economy. Elaine only suggests quality supplements to complement your nutrition consultation. Whilst these costs are additional they will offer the best route to achieving your goals of optimum health.

Q. Can I take supplements whilst on medication?

Some supplements interact with certain medications. This is why you should see a nutrition expert like Elaine to advise you on the best diet and supplements for your condition. You are asked to state all the medication you are currently taking on the health questionnaire.