Martin Speake saxophonist composer educator nutritional medicine
Health and Nutrition
I have a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London and am a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association.
Alongside my career in playing, composing and teaching music I developed a parallel interest in nutrition and health.
I believe there is no one diet that suits everybody and that we are all biochemically individual and two people with similar symptoms could have different causes. Nutritional medicine takes this into account and rather than treating the symptoms, it looks for the underlying causes of imbalance in the health of the individual and aims to give the body the right conditions to heal itself. We all need an optimum balance of essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrate to function fully. Many of us are out of balance because of a diet of processed food, lack of exercise, stress, toxins in our environment and hereditary factors.
Prior to the first consultation you will be sent a detailed questionnaire concerning any symptoms you have and your health concerns. Also you will be asked to keep a 3 day food diary.
In the first consultation, which can take up to 90 minutes, a detailed medical and dietary history is taken. This information is useful for establishing any nutritional imbalances and deficiencies. We are overwhelmed with toxins in the modern world. These could be from pesticides in food, alcohol, tobacco, amalgam dental fillings, air pollution, mobile phone radiation and emotional stress to name a few.
Nutritional medicine can help detoxify these toxins and enhance the immune system by supplying the body with nutrients that it is lacking. In addition to dietary changes, nutritional supplements will be prescribed (if necessary) to ensure the body receives an adequate supply of minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and bowel flora to enhance detoxification and increase vitality. After talking in depth about your health issues and what you hope to achieve with nutritional therapy I will send you a dietary and supplement prescription in addition to possible lifestyle changes that could also be useful in the process of healing. Follow up consultations are then suggested 4 -6 weeks later.
Nutritional medicine can help many health issues including
gut health and digestion
the cardiovascular system
Contact me for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8320 1635