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Nutritional Therapy
& Naturopathy

Sonja is an experienced nutritional therapist with a naturopathic philosophy. She qualified in 1994 and initially practised in London. She has been practicing in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire since 2001 supporting people who wish to improve their health, increase energy levels and help prevent disease.

She has seen hundreds of people for individual consultations over the years and has vast knowledge and experience in nutrition and naturopathy. Her special areas of interest are the digestive system, the endocrine system (male and female hormones), stress, and the immune system. All systems and organs are closely linked and taken into consideration.

Professional Standards

Sonja is a registered member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and the NNA (Naturopathic Nutrition Association) and adheres to the standards of these governing bodies.

She is a registered naturopath with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and a registered member of the General Naturopathic Association.

What is Naturopathic
Nutritional Therapy?

Naturopathic nutritional therapy is a natural way of supporting health. It recognises the importance of food as medicine and the use of natural supplements and remedies where necessary. It aims to rebalance the body by helping to restore energy, homeostasis, pH balance and nutrient levels.

Naturopathic nutritional therapy means addressing the whole body, not just applying therapy to one or more symptoms. Sonja aims to understand the physical, mental and emotional state as well as how systems and organs are functioning, and how life history, genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors are impacting on the state of health or disease.

Diet is crucial to achieve health and fitness. Whether addressing chronic illness, acute conditions or supporting athletic performance diet is the basis of nutritional therapy.

Nutrient Deficiencies

The correct nutrients at a suitable dosage are paramount for health and vitality. Minerals, vitamins, amino-acids and fatty acids are key to the way we feel and behave. Many people have deficiencies that may explain their mood, energy levels, appearance, weight, behaviour, thought processes, body functions and desires.

Sonja has a special interest in mineral deficiencies and how they impact on all aspects of life. Naturopaths believe that deficiencies are often behind chronic illness. Clinical tests may explain mental and emotional as well as physical problems.

Sonja uses diet and supplements to address deficiencies; once nutrients are established in the body, less supplementation is required.

The consultation

Once an appointment has been made we send a health questionnaire which we ask you to complete and bring with you.

Sonja prefers to get a thorough understanding of the individual before applying diet and lifestyle changes, so the first consultation lasts for two hours and starts with an iris examination where Sonja can assess current issues before looking at past and present health. In this way she doesn’t just get a snapshot picture of the individual, but is able to base her therapy on detailed information.

Supplements may be used to rebalance nutrient deficiencies. Any practitioner supplements prescribed are in natural, hypo-allergenic forms, which may enhance assimilation into the body.

 

NB. Nutritional therapy does not and should not replace any recommended treatment from your General Practitioner. Any medical conditions should always be reported to and discussed with your own GP.