What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

Naturopathic Nutrition combines knowledge of up-to-date medical science with the wisdom of natural therapy. It is based on the principle that, given the right conditions, the body has an innate capacity to heal itself.

Whether you have a specific illness, an acute or chronic condition, or you just feel generally below par, nutritional therapy can help to improve your health and enjoyment of life. Good health is the feeling of abundant energy and the ability to cope well with the physical, mental and emotional demands made upon us. Attaining this level of health can be hard in the stressed fuelled modern world that we live in but you can get detailed and personalised advice in the form of a personal nutrition plan to help you get back on track.

Andrea helps clients with a variety of health conditions including:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes and blood sugar balance
  • Eczema and other skin conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Hormonal issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Women’s Health conditions such as menopause, PMS, PCOS, osteoporosis, endometriosis, fibroids
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Autoimmune conditions

There are 8 fundamental principles in Naturopathy which are fundamental to my practice:

  • The Healing Power of Nature – Naturopathic practitioners work to restore and support these inherent healing systems when they have broken down by using methods, foods and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.
  • Vitality – Life force can be stimulated or suppressed.
  • First Do No Harm – Naturopathic practitioners prefer non-invasive treatments that minimise the risks of harmful side effects.
  • Find The Cause – Every illness has an underlying cause, often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habits of the individual.
  • Doctor As Teacher – A principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasise self-responsibility for health. Naturopaths do this by empowering, motivating and informing the patient.
  • Treat The Whole Person – Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. Naturopathic practitioners treat the whole person, taking all of these factors into account.
  • Preventative Medicine – The naturopathic approach to health care can prevent minor illnesses from developing into more serious or chronic degenerative diseases.
  • Establish Wellness – The primary goal of the naturopathic practitioner is to establish and maintain optimum health and to promote wellness.

So through my intense training and education as well as my own personal experiences I aim to support people from all walks of life to feel the best that they possibly can

Andrea Burton is a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and a registered Nutritionist. She is a member of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).  This means that she is monitored and regulated and you can be sure that you will receive expert and professional advice.

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I was recommended Andrea by my physio and I am very grateful for the recommendation. I have PCOS and really suffer with hormonal and pre-menstrual symptoms. This includes: 14 days before my period suffering with low mood, painful stomach, extreme tiredness, feeling angry and hopeless. For 50% of the time, I felt awful. I have tried going to the doctors for years, but all they do is offer anti-depressants or the pill. I’m already on the pill! By the time I went to Andrea I had lost hope. However, Andrea was sympathetic and really understood where I was coming from. Andrea is highly knowledgeable in her field, methodical and went through my food plan in detail and all of my daily living habits. I was not expecting miracles and Andrea did not promise that this would all resolve overnight. But Andrea has provided me with a detailed food plan: including a list of supplements. It is so easy to follow and the PMT symptoms are already feeling more manageable – and that’s after only 7 weeks of following the plan. The follow up sessions with Andrea help to measure how far I’ve come and what other supplements I can add to the already existing plan. For the first time in years, I actually feel like I have some control over my body. Thank you Andrea. I am excited to see how this progresses! 

Ali

I went to see Andrea because my gall bladder had been removed and it had started to cause havoc with my bowels, my general wellbeing and I had acid reflux.  I didn’t know what I should or shouldn’t eat to help ease my symptoms. Andrea was very thorough and knowledgeable and she was really interested in my wellbeing which meant not just my food intake but my also my lifestyle.

And now – well I actually look forward to eating! I love my new breakfasts, I have found eating 7 portions of veg and 2 of fruit remarkably easy due to all the advice from Andrea and I’m just sitting down to a meal of salmon, roast butternut squash with garlic, broccoli, spinach and mushrooms. I’m feeling positive, absolutely loving my new ‘way of life’ because it has really worked for me and I am very thankful for all her help.

Andrea, thank you so much for everything: I have recommended you to absolutely everyone in Salisbury! My weight fluctuates less, my bowel movements are daily and I just generally feel better in myself with more vegetables in me!  You’re brilliant!

Lowri