Having a balanced diet has been shown to have positive effects on mood, sleep, gut health and exercise tolerance to name a few areas. In your sessions, Laura will do a thorough analysis of your diet and support you to make changes/maintain your good habits.
Laura is an advocate of sustainable eating. Together you will go through your diet, ensuring minimal waste and impact on the environment whilst still achieving a balanced diet.
It's important to feel confident that you are getting all the nutrients you need from your diet. Due to certain foods being excluded, it's important to pick other foods to help you feel well and not have any nutritional deficiencies. Laura can help you make sure your diet is balanced and right for you and your routine.
Laura is a specialist Neurology Dietitian in her NHS role. She can support patients who have had or have: Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Functional Neurological Disorder, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Brain Tumors.
Ensuring we look after our bones throughout our lifetime is important. It's never too late to start improving your diet to help strengthen your bones. Together you and Laura can make sure your diet has all the right nutrients for your bones.
Having a balanced diet can be a powerful tool to ensure your body is in the best position to conceive. Laura can support both you and your partner in dietary changes to help give you the best chance.
Nutrition during IVF is also an important topic where diet is an important part of the process.
A time of life which is full of excitement and also potentially anxiety. Ensuring your diet is rich in specific nutrients can help you feel your best and support your baby development.
If unexpected weight loss is occurring, it is important to take small steps to help prevent further weight loss. Laura has a range of tips and tricks to help prevent further weight loss even when you have lost your appetite.
Laura frequently manages enteral feeding in her NHS role and can support you in ensuring your diet/gastrostomy feed is nutritionally complete and suits your lifestyle. She will also liaise with the appropriate people to ensure you are having the best care possible.
Your health is not fully determined by your weight. It's also important to understand how much muscle, body and visceral fat you have. These numbers can help create an individual plan for you. Laura has body composition scales which you can use in each session.
Laura has passed the Monash University FODMAP course. If you have been diagnosed with IBS by your GP, Laura can take you through the low FODMAP diet which can help ease your symptoms.
Food shopping can be confusing. Knowing what to buy and how to pick the right choice can make or break your chance of having a balanced diet. Laura can support you with your food shop, whether it be by your side or speaking through it beforehand.