Nutritional Therapy using the Functional Medicine Model

Nutritional Therapy ethos:


  1. Clients have individual needs, a one size fits all approach for nutrition and lifestyle does not necessary work.

  2. Suitable for chronic conditions.

  3. Suitable for enhanced health and wellbeing - optimum health & peak performance.


'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, skin, hair and nails)'.


BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition
& Nutritional Therapy


Typical priorities in consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups'.


Joanne's degree trained her to use the Functional Medicine Model.


There are 6 core principles:


  1. Each human is biochemically individual, based on genetic and environmental uniqueness.

  2. Awareness of evidence that supports a client-centred rather than disease centred approach.

  3. To search for a dynamic balance among the internal and external factors in a client's body, mind and spirit.

  4. Familiarity with the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors (how the major systems interconnect).

  5. Identification of health as a positive vitality - not just the absence of disease

  6. Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance the health span, not just life span of each client.

Institute of Functional Medicine, 2013

What this means for you is nutrition that's personalised & motivational.