Hina Patel, BDS(Hons), PGDip, DipCNM. Nutrition and Stress Management Coach
Hina qualified as a dentist nearly 30 years ago and worked for many years providing oral care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Her own life journey led her to study Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and stress management coaching at The Centre for Stress Management. Licensed Cytoplan Brain Health Programme Practitioner
Hina provides a holistic approach to nutritional therapy, stress management and wellbeing.
“To keep the body healthy is a duty… Other wise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha
Chronic stress together with nutritional imbalances are so prevalent in today’s society and we are all suffering from the consequences- digestive issues, skin problems, hormonal issues, low mood, anxiety, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, poor immunity and much more are all driven by these factors. Our bodies are complex, our brain, heart, gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys etc. do not exist in isolation but are connected and so it is important to look at ourselves holistically. We are a product of our genetics, environment, diet and lifestyle.
Any nutrition and lifestyle plan, if it is to be successful long term has to address nutrition, stress management and lifestyle factors.
Nutritional Therapy uses nutrition science to promote and optimise health and wellbeing by assessing and identifying potential nutritional imbalances. Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body -skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and skin hair and nails. Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, improve blood sugar balance, reduce cravings, support emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as gastrointestinal health. Lifestyle interventions are also crucial in supporting health and wellbeing.
The initial consultation is approximately 90 minutes, prior to the consultation you will be sent a food diary to fill out and return so that Hina can identify any areas that need to be addressed. The consultation will address what you want to work on and look at your health from childhood to present day including any illnesses, use of antibiotics, medications etc. She will also look at your lifestyle, sources of stress and anxiety, lack of sleep etc. Once all the information has been gathered she will put together a plan of recommendations for you to follow.
Read more about Hina Patel here.