Frequently Asked Questions

Helen Olphin is a qualified nutritional therapist with an interest in all aspects of health, but especially CFS/ME and Lyme Disease.

There are answers to common questions below. 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 may be asked to complete a 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 60-90 minutes. 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 your follow-up consultation which may last from 20-60 minutes, and she will provide a written review with details of any adjustments. 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.
    • 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.