Whilst people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of looking after their physical health, some people are not as diligent in caring for their mental and emotional health, yet these are interrelated. It is vital to look after all, without feeling either one is more important than an other.
Some patients who want to improve their overall health and wellbeing include those struggling with anxiety, depression, Schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities and addictions.
Belinda is able to provide targeted clinical nutrition and herbal therapy to address the nutritional imbalances often found in these patients. Blood and urine testing may be undertaken to assess specific imbalances to ensure treatment is correctly targeted.
Nutritional and biochemical imbalances compromise the production and effects of neurotransmitters in the brain. These imbalances often contribute to and exacerbate mental health problems. There may be issues with protein intake, sugar imbalance, zinc availability, heavy metal toxicity, methylation status, B6 deficiency, vitamin C deficiency, thyroid/adrenal imbalance, essential fatty acid deficiency, and food allergies.
Most patients with mental and emotional health problems require a multi-practitioner approach and Belinda works alongside doctors and psychologists to ensure an holistic approach to treatment. Many nutritional and some herbal interventions can be carried out alongside orthodox medical treatments to enhance results.