Step 1: Initial Consult
BEFORE: Prior to your initial appointment, you will need to fill out an intake form and important questionnaires. This step is vital because the more information you provide, the more time is dedicated to the areas of your health concern during our face to face consult.
You will need to gather together:
- Any recent medical test results
- Current medications including dosages
- Supplements you currently take
DURING: This initial screening appointment is an exciting experience and the information I will gather from you over 30 minutes is crucial to enable me to understand you, your health concerns and goals, and to begin to formulate a treatment plan to give you the results you want.
I may suggest further testing to clarify the root cause. The tests I will require will depend totally on the information you give me during the initial screening. This is done through an external pathology lab at an extra cost.
Depending on the outcome at the end of the consult, I will give suggestions for you to get started.
Step 2: Report of Findings
The information from the Initial consultation is compiled and analysed into a Report of Findings which includes an outline of your personalised Truwellness Treatment Plan. This includes an outline of treatment length and steps involved to achieve your goals.
Iridology is the study of the eyes. It is another body sign which is observed. The pupil, iris colour and patterns help me to get an overall picture of your genetic make up. With this information I am able to identify possible weaknesses, or body systems which could use extra nurturing or support.
My first choice is always food as medicine, but I do recommend nutritional supplements where deficiencies are apparent, when the body is unable to absorb vital nutrients, or when diet alone will not suffice. This is individualised because nutritional guidelines differ depending on age, body size, gender, stage of life, or lifestyle. This can be ingested in capsule, tablet, powder, or liquid form, or applied topically in some cases.
Herbal Medicine is the use of plants referred to as phytotherapy. It is the oldest form of medicine, so has stood the test of time and continues to be used thousands of years later, and without the side effects attributed to modern medicine. Sometimes nutritionals are not enough, so herbs are used. Each herb has their own personality, or medical actions which are specific for the body’s healing process.
Lifestyle & Dietary advice
I have found that quite often dietary and lifestyle changes are all that is needed to make a big difference to health outcomes. I don’t believe in dieting, but I prefer to work with your current diet/lifestyle and suggest small, simple changes which make a huge difference.