Appointments now available at the College of Naturopathic Medicine – Student Clinic, Bristol
Conveniently located close to both the M4 & M5 motorways, the CNM Clinic offers appointments with students completing their third and final year of training. Appointments are supervised by experienced, professional nutritionists who mentor and oversee your consultation, recommendations and plan.
What to expect?
A bespoke health plan to support your journey to optimal health and wellness
Before we meet…
In preparation for your consultation you will be asked to complete a 3 day food diary. The idea is to get an idea of what you typically eat, when you eat (or don’t!) what you drink, how often etc. There’s no judgement, we need you to be comfortable with sharing what’s going on – it’s really helpful information.
It’s essential I understand your goals, any current health issues or concerns. We’ll review your current health and history, focussing on core issues. We take a non-judgemental look at your diet, explore any cravings or eating patterns that may not be supporting your best health. We’ll also look at lifestyle factors that contribute to or detract from your overall sense of wellness & well-being; work patterns, exercise, relaxation, sleep, family responsibilities etc. This exploration will take about an hour.
Whilst you take a break with a cuppa or a glass of water I’ll review what you’ve shared and draft a plan for the next 6 weeks.
This is a draft plan because once I’ve explained it to you, you will need to tell me whether you feel it’s realistic and achievable. If not, we’ll make adjustments. The plan should support you achieve your goals and you need to feel comfortable you will be able to implement it.
Food is always our starting point, if testing or supplements would be helpful this would be explained and discussed with you.
Follow up Consultation
After 6 weeks we’ll meet to review how you’ve got on and review test results (if any were requested). You’ll let me know what worked well, what you enjoyed and if there’s anything that needs to be adjusted. I’ll use this new information to review the plan we had and make appropriate alterations – again, this is done with the support of our experienced tutors. Once again, for you to successfully achieve your goals you need to understand what you’re doing and why it’s important.
Most importantly you need to be happy you have everything you need to embrace the plan designed to support your optimal health.
Anything discussed in the session, together with paper notes, are kept confidential and not discussed without your consent.