Nutritional Therapy & Functional Medicine

Our nutritional therapist creates individual nutrition programmes that could help you have more energy, a more balanced mood, a healthier weight and fewer negative health symptoms. 

What’s the process? 

The initial consultation lasts 90 minutes. The first part of this session is information gathering so that we can get a detailed picture of your health. The aim is to find out what will be the best way to proceed for you. We then agree on a dietary programme for the following month. We would like you to see some positive changes in this month, but it is very important that you feel the plan is achievable, motivating and fits in with your lifestyle so there is time to discuss this. You may also be recommended supplements and testing if appropriate.

Following the initial consultation you will get a written report with your plan and recipe ideas.

In approximately 4 weeks you will come back and discuss progress and make further amendments to your plan. 

Subsequent follow-ups may be at 4 to 6 week intervals or longer, once progress has been established. 

Please note: if your aim is to lose weight, more frequent support is recommended, such as the 30 day weight loss programme or Metabolic Balance. 

 

Tests:

In certain cases tests are advised to help determine the underlying causes of your symptoms. All tests get sent to professional labs, some of which are in the UK, and others in the States.   Some examples:

  • Stool analysis (bacteria, parasites,viruses, yeasts, inflammatory markers)
  • Food Intolerance Test (IgG, IgE and Complements)
  • Full thyroid screen (TSH, FT4, FT3, autoimmune antibodies)
  • Adrenal screen (cortisol, DHEA)
  • Female Hormone Panel 
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) breath test
  • Nutrient status 

 

Kate Swaine
Nutritional Therapist BA Hons Dip ION FdSc mBANT

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Weight Loss with Metabolic Balance Programme

Metabolic Balance is an extensively researched, personalised 3-month weight-loss programme. It has been developed in Germany by nutritionists and doctors in Germany over 20 years and has been successfully used in Europe and America since 2008. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed the programme, some losing in excess of 4 stone.

What makes it different from other weight management programmes?

Metabolic Balance is unique. It is designed to reset your metabolism and have you burning fats, proteins and carbohydrates efficiently so you can lose weight. By regulating your insulin production, fat storage is decreased and the levels of an anti-ageing hormone also rise.

An individual programme is created for you, dependent upon results of a blood test. This looks at 30 different markers including hormones, inflammation, liver and kidney function.

There are no gimmicks involved. It is based on natural foods and there are no shakes or meal replacement products. You will eat 3 times a day.

Who can benefit from the programme?

Anyone interested in achieving a healthy weight. In addition, it can support you during menopause and other hormone-related issues and has helped people with diabetes 2, digestive issues, inflammatory and immune disorders, skin conditions and more. There are many benefits to be had from following Metabolic Balance.

What are the key elements of Metabolic Balance?

  • Metabolic balance® is not a diet but a scientifically-devised nutrition and hormonal regulation programme
  • It is a natural approach based on 20 years of research by doctors and nutritionists
  • The individualised nutrition plan forms the heart of metabolic balance®
  • The four phases of the programme incorporate real food easily sourced from supermarkets
  • The personalised nutrition roadmap from blood analysis encourages food and body chemistry to work together
  • The programme is not supplements-based and does not suggest highly processed meal replacements, or old fashioned calorie counting

Booking & Pricing

Book an Appointment

To book an appointment please call us on 0131 315 3105

or email info@balancededinburgh.co.uk 

Or Call Kate on 07813 018908

What does it cost?

Prices: 
Initial 90 minute consultation and follow-up report £100
45 minute follow-up £60
30 day weight loss programme: £195
1 x  initial 60 minute consultation 
1 x 45 min end of programmed consultation
1 x 20 min phone call EACH week
Recipes and clear guidelines 
Metabolic Balance 3 month programme £995

What happens on the programme?

Phase 1 lasts 2 days and is a cleanse that prepares your body for the changes that are to come over the next weeks.  It is the only generic part of the plan. 

Phase 2 lasts 14 days and is often referred to as the strict phase. You will be following certain rules and eating only the foods specified on your plan. I will support you with recipe ideas and meal suggestions and coaching. You start to lose weight and notice other health benefits, such as more energy, better sleep, clearer skin.

Phase 3 lasts until you reach your desired weight. It is a more relaxed phase, in that more foods are introduced, guided by me, and you are encouraged to have a treat meal once a week!

Phase 4 is the maintenance phase when adjustments are made within the Metabolic Balance framework, so that you can maintain your weight loss.

The cost for the 3-month programme is £995.00

This includes:

  • An initial consultation.
  • 6 follow-up consultations
  • Email support when needed
  • Blood test results
  • Your complete Metabolic Balance dietary programme
  • Recipe ideas