“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.”
Ruth Green Nutrition
Ruth Green Nutrition is an established and successful nutritional therapy clinic, run by Ruth in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Nutritional therapy is a science- based, individual client centred approach to healthcare that utilises assessment and intervention through nutrition and lifestyle. At Ruth Green Nutrition we use a personalised approach focusing on each client’s biochemical, metabolic, genetic, epigenetic and environmental individuality.
Ruth Green is a degree qualified Nutritional scientist with a post graduate diploma in Nutritional therapy. Ruth is certified with the IFM and has studied the application of functional medicine in clinical practice. Ruth believes in giving her clients achievable nutrition plans, and has fantastic results with her clients due to this.
Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
What is Nutritional therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. 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. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
At Ruth Green Nutrition we consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes 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 also frequently work alongside medical professionals and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in your care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Why focus on Nutrition?
Nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine your body’s response to changes in the environment. Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases. Common dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure. The degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease states may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup. Some diet-regulated genes (and their normal, common variants) are likely to play a role in the onset, incidence, progression, and/or severity of chronic diseases. Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype (i.e., “personalised nutrition”) can be used to prevent, mitigate or cure chronic disease. ( BANT 2020)
How will it help?
Nutritional therapy interventions are based on promoting your overall health and wellbeing. Our dynamic approach uses the functional medicine model allowing us to assess, prevent, treat and renew. We use a systems based medicine that is based upon discovering the reason(s) why you have the symptoms you are experiencing rather than just treating or suppressing those symptoms. We look at the antecedents, triggers and mediators that are causing the symptom(s) you are experiencing. Using a functional medicine approach allows us to take an integrated approach to your health often finding the links between symptoms that may on the surface seem unrelated.
The consultations provide personalised nutritional and lifestyle programs, which are safe and effective to support you in achieving your health goals. Consultations can be face to face, over the phone or using facetime.
Before your initial nutritional consultation you will be asked to complete a detailed health questionnaire. The questionnaire supports Ruth with an understanding and overview of your health, diet , lifestyle and goals prior to the initial consultation.
An initial consultation typically lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. In this time we will gather information regarding your current health concerns, symptoms, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and current diet. We then evaluate your individual needs and use nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe nutrition and lifestyle program. Functional tests may be suggested as appropriate if imbalances are suspected.
Follow up consultations are generally 30 to 45 minutes, generally held after 3 to 6 weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. During this time explanation of functional test results is given and supplementary recommendations made if needed. Depending on your needs further follow ups can be booked or you can progress to maintenance sessions every 3-6 months.
Initial Nutritional therapy consultation £120
Follow up Consultation £75
Package including Initial Consultation and two Follow ups £250
Please get in touch to discuss you requirements.