Nutritional Therapist in Surbiton, Claygate and Cobham
With 26 years of experience in nutritional medicine, I have helped thousands of patients of all ages. Some of the most common problems I deal with are related to allergies, digestion, yeast overgrowth, weight, fertility, hormonal, fatigue, autoimmune, respiratory and skin. I also specialise in preconceptual guidance for healthy pregnancies and babies and practice in Surbiton, Cobham and Claygate.
I have a holistic and functional medicine approach addressing the root cause of health issues and focusing on the body as a whole, rather than on individual symptoms. This can include functional testing such as blood, urine, hair, saliva and stool samples if necessary. I look at underlying imbalances and deficiencies, impaired digestion, toxic overload as well as emotional trauma to restore overall health. Simple and realistic dietary and lifestyle changes can significantly improve your well-being. A low allergenic diet and the removal of toxins allows your immune system to repair, and your body function properly. Digestion is a key factor in health and symptoms such as bloating, wind, acid reflux and food allergies and depression can manifest unless corrected. Digestion is vitally important as what we absorb each day in our diet, will affect every cell in our body and affect the way we look and feel.
I suffered multiple allergies when in my early twenties, which were successfully dealt with through nutritional medicine. Since then I focused my full attention and career on helping others regain their health. At consultations I test for food sensitivities and mineral deficiencies using Applied Kinesiology. This is a non-invasive discipline, that is also very successful with children and babies. I also offer a full range of functional laboratory diagnostic testing at leading laboratories.
Four days after consultation...."the eczema all over her body including her face is clearing up quickly, the nappy rash has gone together with the diarrhoea, which has now turned into normal stools."
Pre-conception and healthy pregnancy
Find your balance by testing for mineral and toxic levels, adrenals, thyroid, kidney/liver trends, sugar, oxidation, inflammation, digestion, protein assimilation, cortisol and aldosterone production, and more.
"I am pregnant!! Thank you for everything you have done for us so far, it has been life changing!"(trying to conceive for 2 1/2 years and now pregnant, 10 weeks after first consultation)
"Since my first appointment I haven't had a single headache, and am like a new person. I've got loads of energy and even started exercising again which I haven't had the energy to do for nearly two years. No tummy problems anymore either!"
"He has now had full attendance at school and no longer having tummy pains and the other related problems. I have no hesitation in recommending you to everyone."
"I've just done a pregnancy test tonight and it has come out positive!!! I trust you 100% and your recommendations!"
Background & Qualifications
DThD.DN Med., T.A.S.K. M.BANT. NTCC. CNHC http://annshawclinic.com/
CLINICS: Cobham - Surbiton - Claygate
I studied nutritional medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London and qualified in 1992. My consultations include using Applied Kinesiology to test for food sensitivities and mineral deficiencies, and diagnostic functional laboratory testing when appropriate. I am a sensitive and empathetic practitioner, who takes into account individual needs and lifestyles to ensure a realistic treatment plan.
A professional member of The British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT), the Nutritional Therapy Council, (NTC), which uphold and advance the standards of qualifications, competence and conduct of those who practice nutritional therapy as a profession, and The Complementary And Natural Healthcare Council, (CNHC). A qualified Phytotherapist, (A.Vogel herbal tinctures) and Area Representative with an educational trust, for the last 17 years, helping children from traumatised backgrounds. I also hold a certificate in emergency first aid.
My specialist areas are digestion and bowel function, candida, allergies, preconceptual care for the promotion of healthy babies, depressiion, liver detoxification, fatigue, weight loss, eczema/psoriasis/dermatitis and other skin conditions. I aim to boost the body's immune system, helping you to manage stress, and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
All aspects of your past and present health symptoms will be discussed in the strictest confidence. Patients are encouraged to describe their health condition in detail, including any contributory mental and emotional factors, no matter how trivial they may seem. A diet sheet, together with vitamin and mineral supplements are prescribed at the first consultation. It should be stressed that individual routines are taken account of and the depth and speed of the health plan can be adjusted to suit individual patient needs and circumstances. Testing for food intolerances and mineral deficiencies are included in all consultations, and functional diagnostic laboratory tests are available if appropriate. The initial consultation is 90 minutes, and follow-up is 45 minutes.