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Holistic Nutritionist North London: Nutrition Consultants & Therapy in Stoke Newington


 

Nutritionists in North London, Central & East Central London


 Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) MB
Stamford Hill Practice, N15
Tel: 07956 662 954 for appointments or enquiries
 
Home visits, N15/N16 and surrounding areas
Tel: 07956 662 954 for appointments or enquiries
Email: esposito_m@yahoo.co.uk
Websites: www.nutritionhealth.net and www.craniosacralnutrihealing.com

To order Maria's book: Clinical Experience of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, kindle or paperback, please go to Amazon

Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy looks at the individual’s diet and lifestyle in order to identify and correct biochemical imbalances that may lead to body dysfunction. It works to locate the root of the problem and help the body heal itself.

A consultation enables the practitioner to make an in-depth analysis of an individual’s diet and discover those aspects that could be causing health problems.
 
Nutritional therapy may help conditions such as...*
  • Migraines and headaches*
  • Sinus problems*
  • Food intolerances*
  • Skin problems (eg, acne, eczema)*
  • Female hormonal and menstrual imbalances*
  • Arthritis*
  • Chronic fatigue*
  • Weight problems*
  • Lack of energy*
  • Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea*
  • Frequent colds and infections*
  • PMS*
  • Candida*
  • Recurrent thrush*
  • Preconception care*
  • Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition*
  • *The above statement has not been evaluated by the UK’s medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The British Medical Association, The National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence or any other agency that represents orthodox medicine. Nutritional therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, because only a drug can legally make such a claim. If you have a medical problem, please visit your doctor.

    What to expect from the first consultation
    The nutrition consultant will take a thorough personal history and examine the completed health check form to gain an in-depth understanding of the patient’s health concerns. When necessary, the practitioner may carry out certain physical examinations*.

    A tailored diet will be recommended and, where indicated, good-quality supplementation will be suggested. Specific laboratory tests may be needed to provide a better diagnosis and to determine any biochemical imbalances or infections.

    A Nutrition therapy consultation is a collaboration between the therapist and the individual. Each person will be given advice on how to help his or her body to heal itself.

    At least one follow up appointment should be booked in order to fully benefit.

    Tests and supplements are additional costs. These will be discussed during the consultation.

    48 hours notice is required if cancelling an appointment or full fee is charged.
    *NB This is not a medical check up

    Important notes: A health check form and the 3-day diet diary should be completed and returned prior to the initial consultation.

    The diet diary should list everything eaten and drunk from the moment of waking until the time of sleep, including anything consumed during the night.

    Not everything can be discussed on the first consultation; remaining issues will be discussed in subsequent visits

    Tests Available
    The following are available if deemed necessary and can be administered through a private laboratory:

    * Hair Mineral Analysis
    * Candida Overgrowth
    * Food sensitivities and allergies
    * Vitamin and mineral balance
    * Digestive tests
    * Male or Female Hormonal Panel
    * Leaky Gut Syndrome
    * Parasite and or bacteria overgrowth

    Allergy Elimination
    If you suffer with an allergic condition (food, chemical, environmental, emotional allergies), you may require NAET (allergy elimination) therapy. Visit
    NAET Therapy or Maria's website www.nutritionhealth.net for more details or phone 07956 662 954.

    For years I was taking synthetic drugs for my under active thyroid and low progesterone levels but before I left Australia I made the decision to wean myself off the drugs and go natural or find a good NAET practitioner to treat my condition which included food and chemical sensitivities as I had undergone some treatments in Australia which I found very effective.
     
    I arrived in London feeling very disheartened as my hormones were all over the place and I was experiencing the worst PMT.
     
    I have been seeing Maria since July and I am really impressed and extremely happy with how much my body has balanced out hormonally and the treatments I have undergone for my food sensitivity have also cleared up.
     
    I was so surprised to the food groups my body was not tolerating but it's wonderful to be able to eat certain foods and not react any more.
     
    I highly recommend Maria - she is extremely thorough in her work, very knowledgeable and personable. It's amazing the progress and results I have experienced with Maria.
    Sharon
    I was at the end of my tether when I approached Maria in 2011 for help with my health problems.
    For several years I had been suffering from debilitating and excruciating menstrual cramps and heavy monthly bleeding. This had been caused by uterine fibroids which had been treated many times unsuccessfully with conventional medical treatments.
     
    I really felt that there was nothing further that could bedone to aleviate my condition as it was progressively getting worse and I was reaching the stage that during my periods I was unable to leave the house because oft he pain, discomfort and embarassment caused by the constant bleeding.
     
    Maria gave me hope and assurance that something could be done to help me and recommended a radical change in diet which involved cutting out all refined and processed sugars as well as dairy products. She also combined this with food allergy treatment and prescribed vitamin tablets to help restore nutrients to my body which had been lost through the heavy bleeding.
     
    Within a few weeks of seeing Maria, I started to notice an improvement in my symptoms and I started to feel a lot more positive and confident about my health. The hormonal imbalances caused by my bad diet were starting to be corrected, and I started to feel hopeful about my future.
     
    I found Maria to be very knowledgeable about nutritional health and I have learnt so much from her and my diet has changed for good! I don't think that I will ever go back to my bad eating habits. I would definitely recommend Maria because as well as being an expert in her field, sheis very kind and supportive which is important when you are facing health challenges.
    Deborah


    Craniosacral Therapy
    I use CST (cranio-sacral therapy) by itself or with Nutritional advice and NAET treatments to integrate the entire body mind system at a deeper level. I notice that the body respond much more to the NAET treatments and the person feels more complete and healthier in body and mind, each time by releasing old patterns and old issue stored in the body. CST has been used for babies as soon as they come into life to help the baby system to settle into a normal rhythm and vitality. Very helpful for mothers as well as it help with rebalance the normal rhythmic motions of their system after their labour that is traumatic or not. See my website for more information.
     
    Appointments
    For appointments contact Maria on her mobile number or email for further information.

    About Your Nutrition Consultant
    Maria has worked as a complementary health practitioner since 1994, practising in both London and Rome.
     
    She received a BSc (Hons) in Health Science: Nutritional Therapy from the University of Westminster (2001) and is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural health Council). She has also a Dip. A.E.T. (diploma in Identification and treatment of allergic disorders). NAET diplomas, (2006). Diploma in Sports Injury Management, the ITEC diploma in Therapeutic Massage and is a certified reflexologist (1998) She is now a qualified Cranio-sacral Therapist (2011).
     
    She has worked as Nutritional Consultant in various clinic since 2001, and from NatureWorks for 10 years. She works in Stamford Hill and E8. She has written a Nutritional Therapy course for BSY group (Open University) with outside accreditation of Level 4 (2010).

    For further information or to make an appointment with the nutritionist in Hackney/Stamford Hill/Tottenham, north London please tel: 07956 662 954 or email:
    esposito_m@yahoo.co.uk

    Further Information About Nutritional Therapy

     Thousands of years ago Hippocrates was credited with saying ‘let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.’ And a popular saying is: ‘you are what you eat.’ There is no doubt there is a strong relationship between our diets and our health. Even conventional medicine accepts that around a third of cancers are caused by diet. 

    Our 21st Century diets are radically different from what they were over a century ago. Problems like coronary heart disease, rheumatic disease, constipation and many others were rare before 1900, but are commonplace today. And many believe the consumption of refined, processed, overcooked foods, whose consumption has soared over the last century, has much to do with our present day health crisis.

    During the second half of the twentieth century, a great deal of research has been carried out into nutrition, and many nutrients have been studied in depth. Although many conventional doctors still believe you can get all the nutrients you need from a well balanced diet, this has been challenged by others who hold the view that modern diets do not meet our nutritional requirements.

    The concept of optimum nutrition is coming to the fore. This rejects the notion that vitamins are only needed in small amounts to stave off deficiency diseases. They are needed to the extent that they optimise the functioning of enzymes that depend on them. Only optimum nutrition will give us optimum health.

    The scope of nutritional therapy is very wide. It encompasses the food that is eaten, its preparation, improving digestion, absorption, assimilation and excretion. The metabolism of the individual is also considered. Diets may be recommended for different stages of life, levels of activity, stress or occupation.

    Consideration is given to exposure to antinutrients such as pollutants, heavy metal exposure, antibiotics, alcohol, tobacco etc., fluid levels, gut flora status and food sensitivities.

    Nutritional therapy comes into its own when dealing with chronic health conditions where dietary manipulation combined with specific nutritional supplements are used to overcome these problems. Patients are treated as individuals so people labelled with the same health problem may receive different advice based on their particular constitution, metabolism and make-up.

    The Nutritional Therapy Consultation

    The initial consultation will last an hour or more. A detailed case history will be taken. A health questionnaire may be required to be completed before the consultation. Laboratory tests may be ordered such as urine or hair/mineral analysis, food allergy tests etc.

    Dietary changes will be recommended along with appropriate supplements and possibly lifestyle changes.

    Conditions that may respond to nutritional therapy: Since nutrition is so fundamental to our health, nutritional therapy can be used in any chronic condition. Please note that a dietician or dietitian is not the same as a nutrition consultant.