What is Nutritional and Environmental Medicine?
Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) is concerned with the interaction of nutritional and environmental factors with human biochemistry and physiology, and the resulting psychological symptoms and pathology. NEM is evidence-based, drawing on the latest biomedical and genetic science and research to develop new treatment approaches to illness and disease, for the primary prevention and to promote optimal health and well-being.
Nutritional deficiencies and imbalances, chronic infections or the presence of environmental toxins in the body can result in cellular dysfunction, illness or disease. Treatment is aimed at correcting underlying causes as well as providing symptomatic relief, This may involve removal of certain foods from the diet or toxins from the patients environment or prescription of supplements such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements and essential fatty acids where diet and lifestyle alone cannot rectify physiological imbalances.
What conditions do I treat?
Nutritional medicine is applicable to all areas of health care. In particular I see patients who have experienced:
Longstanding gastrointestinal problems; including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease
Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
Mental health disorders