Nutritional Therapist, Nutritional Therapy in Hitchin Hertfordshire: Welcome to Life Practice Nutritionbook-your-appointment-today-2

Our Nutrition Clinic offers a range of Nutritional therapy programmes to improve & support your Health and Wellbeing from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Stress to Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes.

Located in Hitchin and serving Letchworth, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden and St Albans in Hertfordshire

Our Nutrition Therapy clinic is located in the beautiful Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin and caters for many individuals who are looking to improve their health via nutritional therapy. We offer a range of programs to suit Digestive Disorders such as IBS and Mental Health Disorders such as Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Depression. We offer in-house Occupational Health Stress Management Programs for companies and their staff as well as Wellbeing Workshops. All of our programs are conducted by our BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist, Karen Shields who is also a member of CNHC

I.B.S, Bloating, Diarrhoea, Constipation

Nutritional Therapy can identify symptoms such as these which suggest that you may have an malfunctioning gastrointestinal system. This could mean a range of things: you may have contracted a parasite; you may be suffering from a food intolerance; the levels of good bacteria are sub optimal or you are deficient in supportive vitamins and minerals. By identifying where the problem lies through laboratory testing and then correcting any nutritional imbalance with the right dietary and supplement plan, we can work towards a healthy outcome together.

Food Intolerance Testing

If you suffer with bloating, catarrh, blemish outbreaks or abdominal discomfort this could be a sign of you suffering from an intolerance to a certain food. Our Food Intolerance tests offer an easy way to check the foods that may be causing you problems. We can look at panels from 40 foods up to 200 foods. It is a simple blood prick test which can be done at home or in clinic.

Stressed & Wired & Tired all the Time?

A stressful lifestyle may cause an imbalance of hormones which may leave you fatigued, tired, moody & reaching for sugary foods. It can even affect your motivation and even your fertility. We offer a simple saliva test which can detect whether your hormones are imbalanced, this helps us to accurately make appropriate recommendations for changes to your diet & lifestyle.  We often see that it’s the simple changes that have a dramatic effect.

Are you an Emotional Eater? Suffer cravings?

Eating is emotional. It can comfort us, make us happier (initially) and settles us when we feel out of sorts. We can assess your diet and identify what triggers your cravings and offer you a simple plan to help you knock those cravings on the head.

Your Nutritional Therapy Consultation

includes a FREE 20 minute initial telephone consultation with a Registered Nutritional Therapist
offers personalised recommendations for your individual lifestyle
assesses your diet and eating habits
holistically investigates your medical history
analyses the impact of your lifestyle choices
is conducted by a BSc degree qualified Nutritional Therapist
BANT and a CNHC registered
Additional Telephone & Email Support

 Your Nutritional Therapy Plan will

include a tailor-made dietary, lifestyle and Goal plan
Offer menu ideas and recipes appropriate for your programme
Suggest ideas for dietary support to help reach your goals
Recommend lifestyle changes, tests and supplements (if necessary)

The Basis of Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care.

As Nutritional therapy practitioners, we use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows us to work with you to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.

Everyone we see is unique and we offer personalized nutrition and lifestyle recommendations rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. We are happy to also work alongside your GP and will communicate with any other healthcare professionals involved in your care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.

Direct Line 01462 431112

We are pleased to announce that we can work in tandem with our Life Practice Life Coaches, Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners across the country in St Albans & Brighton


About Karen

Karen Shields

Karen Shields

Life Practice Nutrition offers bespoke programs that positively support an individual’s health through active nutrition and lifestyle management.  Karen is a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist and works together with her clients to develop an approach that is suitable to their lifestyle and helps them to find the right motivation to change and take responsibility for their health goals that lead them to a successful outcome.

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