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Meet our Nutritional Therapists!

Lifelab Testing™ are backed by the help of expert Nutritional Therapists boasting years of experience between them. Our research and knowledge come from 15 years of experience.

Say Hello to our Nutritional Therapists

At Lifelab Testing, we firmly believe that individualised support and advice are of great importance in the service we deliver. For this reason, we offer nutritional therapy aftercare, to those who purchase a Complete Body or Complete Intolerance test. This allows everyone to make the most of their results, through a free 30-minute initial consultation with one of our nutritional therapists.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Of particular importance in nutritional therapy is the recognition of ‘biochemical individuality’. This means that our genes, upbringing, environment, diet and lifestyle make each of us unique. Nutritional Therapists are trained to use food to modify health and support function.

Nutritional therapy can be used to

    • Optimal digestion and gastrointestinal health
    • Energy levels
    • Metabolic and hormonal balance
    • Endocrine function
    • Optimal function and performance

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What Happens During An Initial Consultation?

During an initial consultation, the nutritional therapist’s aim is to understand the person as an individual in order to make dietary, lifestyle, and sometimes supplement, recommendations. With respect to allergy and intolerance testing, this means the nutritional therapist looks to understand a person’s symptoms, how long the symptoms have been going on for and their severity. They will also ask about daily diet, any problematic foods and general health and wellbeing. Using this information alongside your test results the nutritional therapist is able to offer advice and guidance on making the best food choices and dietary changes for your needs.

Sometimes it is apparent to the nutritional therapist during an initial consultation that further investigation and discussion is required in order to best advise an individual. This is particularly so in the case of complex or chronic conditions. In this instance, the nutritional therapist may suggest filling in a nutritional therapy questionnaire and booking a further consultation. This in-depth questionnaire looks at health, lifestyle, symptoms, activity habits, goals and a 3-day food diary. The nutritional therapist will use this information alongside the latest scientific research in order to develop a support programme for the individual.

All information that you provide is confidential, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) code of conduct.

What Happens After An Initial Consultation?

Following an initial consultation the nutritional therapist will send an email with:

    • Lifelab Testing Nutrition Guide

You may also receive:

    • Information sheets
    • Recipes
    • Supplement recommendations

Is It Possible To Have Further Consultations?

You can book further consultations with the nutritional therapist via customer service. We recommend a follow-up consultation 4-6 weeks after an initial consultation to allow the nutritional therapist to set out recommendations and subsequently monitor progress.

What else do you need to know?

Advice from an expert Nutritional Therapist, before you take your test.

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where the body mistakes the protein gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye, as a threat to your immune system and attacks it. This damages the lining of the small intestine, producing inflammation and physical symptoms.

A staggering 44% of British adults now suffer from at least one allergy, and the number of sufferers is on the rise, growing by around 2 million between 2008 and 2009 alone. Almost half (48%) of sufferers have multiple allergies (Mintel, 2010).

There are 14 foods which must be labelled and identified as ingredients on all pre-packed food:

Cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts), celery (including celeriac), mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide/sulphites, lupin, molluscs

An elimination diet is the removal of foods, which have been identified as causing an allergic or intolerant reaction, from your daily diet.

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