How can diet help me with my hormones?

Food intolerance pyramid

Many people are unaware that their diet may be unsuitable for them and contributing to their symptoms.

Conflicting advice in the media, being bombarded by marketing that often makes spurious claims, being busy and seeking convenience, feeling pressured by diet culture and virtue signalling can mean that we end up confused, grabbing food, and eating on the go and often making the wrong decisions. And that’s before the fact that our food chains are nutritionally depleted and often filled with chemicals and other nasties.

This can lead to nutritional deficiencies, diets that are too high in carbohydrates and sugar or low in protein, fear around fat, a diet full of foods that are major causes of intolerance symptoms, using food as a comfort or ‘reward mentality’, undereating or overeating and in more extreme cases disordered eating.

If we are going to make lasting change to our symptoms and stand a chance at feeling vibrant and well, we need to change this behaviour. But it can be hard to break through the white noise and conflicting information and people often feel like they are going round in circles.

Our approach is to educate our clients on the right food strategy for YOU, to ensure you are eating in a balanced way, offer supplement recommendations to backfill any nutritional deficiencies and importantly, flag any foods in your diet that are potentially foods that cause symptoms because they commonly cause intolerances.

People are often surprised at the foods that can cause intolerances as they are often considered ‘healthy foods.

For example, foods like potato, tomato, peppers, and aubergine are often considered a healthy part of a meal, however as they are all members of the ‘deadly’ nightshade family they can cause symptoms in millions of people. Issues such as headaches and migraines, IBS, inflammation, immune issues, skin problems such as acne or eczema, weight issues and joint pain are all red flags for food intolerances.

Why does this approach work?

But again, where do you start? No one wants to eliminate food unnecessarily, so our coaches are trained in our ground-breaking “Food intolerance hierarchy”, a step-by-step approach to removing foods to see if they are contributing to symptoms.

And, as we have some excellent kinesiologists on our team, we can also offer bespoke food sensitivity testing.

By eliminating trigger foods, we allow our immune systems a ‘breather’, we can start to get beneath any gut dysbiosis and we are removing a major stressor on the body and a root cause of inflammation.

How much does it cost?

A first appointment with one of our coaches’ costs £150 in which they will undertake a full health history analysis, offer a food strategy that is appropriate for you, advise on potential food intolerances, make supplement recommendations, and educate you on different types of HRT that are available. If you would like bespoke food testing this is an additional £50.

You will have a half hour video call with your coach, and you will receive education and information by email including videos and resources. Follow up calls are £100.

Why work with us?

We are the only clinic offering specialised hormone work that also looks at the ‘whole health’ of our clients to make sure that all the pillars of health are working optimally.

As your call is via video, you don’t have to travel or come and see us in person and this call can be done at a time that suits you. We also have email support via our admin team should you need to reach out between sessions.

Our team are highly trained specifically in this work and our team also includes independent registered nurses who run our HRT clinic. The team is overseen by Clinical Directors and hormone experts, Claire Snowdon-Darling & Laura Knowles, the authors of the book “How to Improve the Menopause Experience Through Nutrition and Lifestyle: The Triangle of Hormonal Health’ and who both have over 15 years’ experience in clinical practice.

We are also able to offer functional tests such as DUTCH tests and GI tests so we rely on data, not guesswork. 

How do I book in?

Booking is simple just click here

If you have any queries, you can contact us on [email protected]

And in the meantime, you can always try our free online Symptom Assessor