Frequently Asked Questions
Anna Pugh (BA Hons, BSc Nutritional Medicine, MBANT) is a qualified nutritional therapist with an interest in all aspects of health including sports nutrition.
If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
You will be sent a form to fill in and return asking you for basic medical information. You will be asked to complete a 3 day food diary.
The nutritional consultation is based on a detailed questionnaire filled in by the client and practitioner together, along with a food diary and any medical tests results that are available. The initial consultation takes an hour and follow-up reviews take half an hour. The practitioner will draw up an individual nutritional plan highlighting foods that need to be added to the diet to repair the body as well as foods that need to be reduced or removed temporarily. Often just one or two small changes will make a huge difference.
At a mutually agreed time between 2 and 4 weeks after the initial appointment you will be asked to phone the therapist for a 20 minute follow-up consultation and she will provide a written review with details of any adjustments. This is included in the original fee and is essential to the treatment plan. Another appointment date may be set at this point.
- Supplements: Supplements are only suggested if foods are not sufficient to provide the benefit that the therapist is seeking for you. Detailed instructions about their cost and duration of treatment will be given.
- Nutritional programme: Following your first consultation the therapist will write up your individual nutritional and supplement programme. This will highlight the areas discussed and will include an “ideal 24 hour day” menu, plus a shopping list and recipes where relevant.
- Laboratory tests: Specific tests can be arranged to aid diagnosis where relevant. These are paid for by the patient separately. Detailed instructions about their cost and duration of treatment will be given.