Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy uses a combination of good nutrition and carefully targeted supplements to bring about a return to health.

Everyone has different dietary needs based upon factors such as their own individual make-up, nutritional deficiencies that may have developed and toxic overload. Nutritional Therapy aims to support with food and supplements to cleanse, rebalance and strengthen the body.

Without good nutrition the body can never be truly healthy as nutrition provides the building blocks for every part of the body and every bodily function is dependent upon nutrients. Nutritional Therapy can assist a wide range of conditions such as

  • Food cravings and allergies
  • Heartburn and acid reflux
  • Hormone imbalances including thyroid
  • Skin conditions – acne, eczema
  • Heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Weight loss and eating disorders

The initial consultation looks at present and past diet, present symptoms and past conditions and their treatment, as well as lifestyle and family medical history. From these findings the patient will be given a dietary prescription together with a purpose directed supplement programme if necessary.

Sam Silvester

Nutritionist
I am a member of BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists) and also a member of CHNC (Complimentary and Natural Health Council. I specialise in healthy weight loss, eating disorders, digestive health and IBS, gut disorders and gluten intolerance. I can offer functional testing regarding hormone profiles, thyroid profile, stool and gut analysis, hair and mineral testing, IgE allergy testing, fertility, hormones and menopause and weight loss.

My initial interest in nutrition began in my early twenties when I experienced a lot of digestive problems. I then converted this interest into a career and studied for over 3 years in clinical nutrition.After qualifying as a nutritional therapist in June 2006, I set up my practice What’s Eating You in Lambourn, specialising in digestive disorders and weight loss. I also have particular experience with children who are fussy eaters and am passionate about retraining parents and children to eat well and enjoy food.

I offer nutritional advice for a range of disorders including:

  • Improved digestion – including diarrhoea, bloating, constipation and IBS
  • Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Lack of energy, fatigue, stress and depression

I believe that many people have forgotten what it feels like to be really well and are constantly confused by the ever changing scare stories in the media concerning food and supplements. I offer a balanced mental and physical approach that supports many health issues and stress.

Food is a pleasure and healthy eating should be easy, which is what I aim to teach via consultations, tailor made menus, accompanied shopping trips and one to one cookery lessons.

I believe it is everyone’s right to feel the very best they can and aim to support and educate people to achieve optimum health, whilst enjoying food and life.

First appointment lasts for 1 ½ hours and costs £65.

Follow-up appointments cost £40.

Sam is a real professional that puts her clients needs first. She really knows her stuff and goes out of her way to help and support you to make changes. I could not have done it without her. I also learned a lot about myself and nutrition along the way and feel much better equipped to lead a healthier lifestyle. Educate more people on the benefits of working with someone like Sam, it could change their life. – A O'Reilly
My weight loss plan didn’t feel like a diet. I now have a much better understanding of how food is processed by the body. It was all well explained and there were plenty of food ideas. It was value for money and my expectations have been far exceeded. – J Flisher
I found the whole experience extremely helpful. I found the menus and recipes great and information on food groups and toxins helpful. – S Weaver
Sam Silvester was recommended to Q Associates staff for help and advice on how to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. Individual’s feedback from nutrition interviews with Sam has always been positive and staff have been motivated and impressed by her knowledge and advice. Sam is welcoming, friendly and an expert in her field and has benefitted staff through an initial interview as well as follow up meetings to discuss how her advice has helped their health and wellbeing. – Q Associates
Call Wantage NTC on 01235 760079 to arrange an appointment with Sam.