Naturopathic Nutrition

Naturopathic Nutrition is holistic and preventative in approach.  We look at symptoms within the context of the whole body, to seek out their root cause.  I work with clients on a dynamic level to help restore and maintain the natural balance of the body.  

No two people are the same and so I devise every nutrition programme to your specific needs and circumstances.  

Why might I need to look at my diet?

Mass food production,  globalisation and disruption to our eco balance is having a serious repercussion on the nutritional health of humans.  There is a big gap in the nutritional status of most people today, and that’s before we even take into account individual genetic inheritance and lifestyle factors.   

Our food choices are also more often determined for their colour, taste, texture and calorie content, rather than for their nutritional value.   

When was the last time you paid attention to the warning lights on your dashboard?  Do you feel tired all the time?  Do you suffer from constant headaches.  Constipation?  Is your lower back pain really just down to sitting at your desk all day?    It is just so easy to dismiss these things as we distract ourselves in our busy lives.    

Often, it is only with the diagnosis of a more serious health condition – when the proverbial tyre falls off the car and stops us in our tracks- that we seek help.  Even then, most people often just treat the immediate symptoms.  This often just a short term fix.  

If you’re an alive body, no one can tell you how to experience the world. And no one can tell you what truth is, because you experience it for yourself. The body does not lie.”

– Stanley Coleman – 

What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

Naturopathic Nutrition works with the individual’s efforts towards the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health.  This means that we also place a great emphasis on preventative health.

Health is more than ‘the absence of disease’. Disease ensues when the body’s homeostasis, or self-regulating system is disrupted. Then the body develops an acute response in its attempt to restore health, often demonstrated through enhanced processes of elimination. Suppressing these healing processes can contribute to the potential for chronic (longer term) breakdown, inflammation and disease.

A Holistic Approach

In Naturopathic Nutrition, the education and cooperation of the patient is fundamentally important and contributes to the success of the treatment process. The patient is assisted in examining his or her lifestyle and making healthier choices which, in turn, is established on a cellular level by means of appropriate nutritional support.

Charlotte Fraser works with clients on a physiological, physical, mental and emotional level. This is because optimum health and wellbeing depends on a multitude of factors and reflects a harmonious interaction with our environment.

The universe is exactly the way we think it is and that’s why.”
– John Woods –

We need nourishing food, clean water, fresh air and sunlight, as well as lots of movement, rest and relaxation, to maintain health. However to truly thrive, we also need positive relationships, creative fulfilment and mental stimulus.

Core values of Naturopathic Nutrition are:

  • Healing Power of Nature: a ‘vital force’ underpins the body’s self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms.
  • Triad of Health: the connection and interaction between the structural, biochemical and mental/emotional components of all living beings. Dysfunction in one area will lead to disruption elsewhere.
  • Uniqueness of the Individual: people are genetically, biochemically, structurally and emotionally different from one another. Each person responds in a unique way to influences, be they mental, emotional, nutritional, social or cultural.

Contact Charlotte Fraser today to book an appointment to review your current state of health and well being, as well as to devise an individually-tailored nutrition plan.

Conditions

Charlotte Fraser works in partnership with you to help you achieve and maintain optimum physical and emotional/mental health and wellbeing.

Charlotte is particularly well known for her work surrounding Gut Health (treating digestive problems such as IBS, leaky gut syndrome, etc, as well as more chronic bowel conditions such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease . She has also had significant success working with clients diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), depression, as well as providing fertility assistance to couples struggling to conceive naturally or going through IVF.

She works with clients to help treat the following health conditions:

  • Anxiety and phobia
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomtelitis ( CFS / ME )
  • Depression
  • Gut health and digestive disorders (for example: IBS, Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Fertility assistance
  • Food intolerance
  • Headaches / migraines
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Insomnia
  • Joint disorders
  • Low energy levels. For instance, do you suffer from TATT (do you feel ‘tired all the time’)?
  • Peri / Menopause
  • Premenstrual stress / Premenstrual tension (PMS / PMT )
  • Skin conditions (for example: Acne & Eczema, Psoriasis)
  • Stress management
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Weakened immunity
  • Food Intolerance Testing

    Providing instantaneous results, this food intolerance test is simple, non-invasive and helps isolate potentially problem foods and drinks. In the 60-minute session, a vitamin and mineral analysis is also provided alongside basic nutritional counselling.

    The food intolerance test involves a bio-electronic analyzer which measures the body’s electrical resistance to individual foods. If a substance is causing a problem then it will affect the body’s electrical resistance. The test is completely painless and is best described as a ball point pen touching the tip of your finger upon a acupuncture point.

    This method of food intolerance testing is suitable for anyone other than pregnant women and those with a pacemaker. It is also suitable for children over the age of eight.

    You may benefit from food intolerance testing if you experience any of the following:

    • Low energy and fatigue
    • Bloating
    • Bowel disorders (IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Diarrhea / constipation
    • Headaches / migraines
    • Itchy throat and constricted breathing
    • Joint problems
    • Skin complaints (Eczema, spots, hives)
    • Sinus / catarrh

    Will I have to avoid certain foods forever?

    This depends on whether your body can tolerate the food once it has been reintroduced into the diet after a period of elimination. This is because the body’s immune and digestive systems may need additional support to eradicate the underlying problem. In those instances, Charlotte can organise a more in-depth nutritional consultation and dietary programme.  

    Contact Charlotte Fraser today to book a food intolerance test.

    Charlotte Fraser – Biography

    Charlotte Fraser has over twenty years of experience working in the health, nutrition and wellness sector.  

    Holistic in approach, Charlotte works dynamically with the client on a physiological, physical, mental and emotional level to bring about sustainable, long-term change in their health and wellbeing. Awareness is, Charlotte believes, 90% of the cure and she places considerable emphasis on helping clients to gain better self-knowledge and understanding.  

    Charlotte’s interest in nutrition stems from her own personal experience treating a chronic health condition.  She was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when she was 23 years old. It was during that classic ‘transition’ time of leaving home, university and embarking on a career in London.   Repeat flare-ups followed by long, debilitating spells in hospital, compelled Charlotte to explore alternative health therapies and approaches.  Her journey took her to many of the world’s leading spas, medical and detox centres, and her interest in the mind/body connection led to further exploration  through psychodynamic psychotherapy, transpersonal psychology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine; her study of the latter integrated in Charlotte’s own nutritional approach.

    Charlotte found really tangible and meaningful results through nutritional therapy, also in adopting a different mindset and more holistic approach.  She went on to study for a Diploma at the UK School of Naturopathic Nutrition (now called The College of Naturopathic Nutrition), qualifying with distinction in 2006 before qualifying for a Diploma in Food Intolerance Testing.

    A keen writer, Charlotte has previously written a nutrition column for Country House Magazine (now Country & Town House Magazine). She has featured in Zest, City AM, Richmond Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Sidney Morning Herald, High50, Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE, amongst other publications. She is a member of the Association of Holistic Nutritional Practitioners.

    Charlotte currently writes and edits the ‘Success Stories’ for the European Rolfing Association.  She also consults for a number of leading wellness and health spas.

    Charlotte Fraser Naturopathic Nutrition
    Charlotte Fraser
    BA Hons, Dip. NNP,
    Dip. AIT