- individualised advice based on biochemical individuality of each patient
- tackling of unresolved health issues
- health coaching during weight management
- management of side effects of pharmaceutical treatment
- safe interventions with no side effecs
- CV prevention
- realistic practical dietary advice and simple strategies to suit the patient's lifestyle
Science shows that losing weight improves general health. However, strict dietary regimes and trendy fad diets may result in frustration as they often only yield short-term results which may even be harmful for health. In fact, leading research studies show that escaping the diet trap is only possible through a sustainable change of daily habits. This is particularly important in the case of diabetes.
Cristina's therapeutic strategies will help to achieve successful and long-lasting weight loss through a highly individualised approach which proposes nutrition and lifestyle interventions that are mutually agreed and tailored to her patient's needs. If required, the changes will be based on nutrigenomic testing to establish how specific genetic traits may impact on the patient's weight. A better body composition, bone density and muscle mass are also achieved through realistic and easily sustainable changes.
Consult Cristina on which therapeutic strategy suits you best:
- INDIVIDUAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PACKAGE: an individualised therapeutic plan aimed at achieving a substantial weight loss in 10 weeks. In fact, adjusting weight slowly is safer but takes support. A package of 6 consultations is therefore offered to provide support throughout the programme.
- FAST WEIGHT LOSS "MOMENTUM" DIET
This cutting-edge Swiss-developed dietary and supplemental programme is designed to help achieve a 10% weight loss in just 3 weeks. Cristina will assess individual clinical suitability and assist you as a health coach to encourage compliance.
Fulfilling specific nutritional requirements before and during pregnancy is crucial for maternal health but also for optimal foetal development and birth outcome. You'll be advised on how to improve important nutrients like folate, magnesium and omega-3 intake as well as on how to limit allergic sensitation of the unborn child. DNA optimisation strategies are also included in pre-conception care.
Weight gain guidelines and nutritional management of morning sickness, cravings, cramps and tiredness are invaluable tools for
a trouble-free pregnancy.
Infertility associated with hormonal imbalances, endocrine disruptors or impaired sex hormone detoxification can also be addressed via multiple dietary and supplemental strategies.
Enzyme deficiency or an altered intestinal mucosal barrier function may often cause intolerance to natural substances in food or chemical additives.
This may lead to chronic inflammatory conditions, bloating, migraine, eczema and fatigue.
By eliminating allergenic and processed foods for some time it may be possible to re-adjust the patient's metabolism.
An individualsed strategy will impact positively on nutrient absorption, weight management, detoxification and energy levels.
Flawless media role models, family pressures and a stressful work environment all reflect on womens' health.
It is therefore crucial to receive correct advice on how to regulate female hormone output through dietary and lifestyle strategies.
Valuable tips are given on how to reduce psychological and environmental stress and on how to use an optimal diet and nutritional supplements to manage pre-menstrual syndrome, irregular periods, menstrual cramps and fatigue.
Ultimately, improved lifestyle habits will reward you with a glowing skin, shiny hair and a healthy look!
Allergies are caused by both environmental factors as well as dysregulation of the immune system, often linked to an alteration of gastro-intestinal immune function.
A comprehensive investigation based on a thorough clinical consultation as well as on laboratory tests will inform the correct approach to common ailments such as acne, eczema and hay fever.
Effective intervention strategies to re-establish immunological tolerance may include an elimination diet to identify possible food allergens, amelioration of the intestinal microflora and the exclusion of chemical triggers at home.
Middle age coincides with natural hormonal changes which can be perceived negatively.
For many women menopause comes with hot flushes, headaches, insomnia and palpitations.
Men can also experience andropause with prostate problems, erectile dysfunction and irritability.
Reducing animal fats and emphasising plant foods and a diet rich in phytoestrogens may minimise symptoms.
Increased cardiovascular risk also calls for a cardioprotective diet for both male and female.
Find out how specific nutritional supplements, botanical medicines or lifestyle choices may help make this time of your life more enjoyable.
Anti-aging nutritional and lifestyle interventions are in line with the newest and most exciting field of preventative health. With increasing life expectancy it is paramount to prevent disease and to slow the degenerative process.
This can be achieved with an individualised anti-aging strategy which considers the patients' genetic predisposition to disease as well as his/her environment and lifestyle. Specific care will be given to address anti-oxidant status, nutrient absorption and hormonal status. Psychological wellbeing is also promoted through exercise recommendations and stress management techniques. Specific genetic testing may assist your Nutritional Therapist in devising strategies that may help in prolonguing life- and health-span.