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 Charlotte Fraser Naturopathic Nutrition tailors 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 – 

Cognitive assessments to objectively measure 

As part of your nutrition programme, we will also objectively check up on areas such as memory, attention, reasoning, and verbal ability—all cognitive abilities you need to function optimally in everyday life. This is not an IQ test—it’s a quick check-up on how you are doing today, like a blood pressure cuff for your brain.

Why is measuring cognitive health important?

We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or have “brain fog”, while other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? Are lifestyle or health changes making a difference? That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. When your brain is performing, every activity in your daily life will be easier, from remembering where you parked your car, to planning out the layout to your new room, to completing your work assignments on time.

An engaging and scientifically-validated cognitive assessment

Charlotte Fraser Naturopathic Nutrition uses a leading cognitive assessment platform, CBS Health, developed by Cambridge Brain Sciences, to quickly measure brain health. These measures help us assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your treatment programme is on the right track.

Validated by decades of scientific research, the CBS Health tasks measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are active when you are at your sharpest. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take 1.5 – 3 minutes each to complete. Now, not only will you feel better, but you can objectively track how your brain is responding to your nutrition and wellness programme.  You can complete the CBS Health assessments online from the comfort of your own home. You can view a sample CBS Health report here.


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 (ADHD)
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomtelitis ( CFS / ME )
  • Brain and Cognitive Health
  • 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 testing 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.

    Cognitive Health Testing

    The population is living longer than ever, but cognitive health is often lost in the discussion around physical health. Conditions such as dementia are on the increase, but many healthcare practitioners do not attempt to measure brain health.

    Charlotte Fraser is committed to cognitive health, which is why she integrates cognitive performance assessments from CBS Health in all her nutritional consultations, as standard, to measure how your brain is doing over time. Her nutritional therapy now includes a quick, fun series of tasks that objectively measure your memory, reasoning, verbal ability, and attention—all facets of cognition that are important in your everyday life.

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    Why Measure Cognition?

    There is an old saying that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,”and this applies to health and wellbeing too. We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or experience “brain fog,” while on other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? And are lifestyle or health changes making a difference?

    That’s where cognitive assessment comes in. By quantifying or putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them.

    Improved cognitive performance has important effects on your everyday life. Whether you’re remembering where you put the car keys, learning a new task at work, or trying to figure out your company accounts, your brain health affects nearly every aspect of your life.

    An engaging and scientifically-validated Cognitive Assessment Test

    Charlotte Fraser Naturopathic Nutrition uses the CBS Health cognitive assessments developed by Cambridge Brain Sciences to measure brain health. We can assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your nutrition programme is on the right track. You complete the tests online remotely at home prior to your nutrition consultation.

    The CBS Health tasks are validated by decades of scientific research, and are proven to measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are required for each cognitive domain. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take minutes to complete.

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    Is this an IQ Test?

    NO! You can relax! We are not testing IQ! Think of it more like a blood pressure cuff for your brain. There’s no judgment, and the goal is progress over time, because we acknowledge that brain health changes from day to day. That’s why we believe we can improve or maintain your performance through improvements to both nutrition and lifestyle, and include cognitive assessments as a standard part of the programme.

    Are cognitive assessments really relevant to me?!

    Cognitive health affects almost every part of your life. Even conditions that have traditionally been seen as purely physical, such as pain or constipation, have cognitive effects. You’re not thinking well if you’re not feeling well. Discuss cognitive assessments with your healthcare practitioner to see how the benefits of nutritional therapy can help improve your life.

    What do results look like?

    A sample CBS Health report is available here. The report is designed to be easy to read and understand. It becomes more valuable with each additional assessment, showing your progress and letting you know when significant changes occur. Charlotte Fraser will review your report after each assessment in order to measure progress and make adjustments as necessary.

    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, qualifying with distinction in 2006 before qualifying for a Diploma in Food Intolerance Testing.

    A keen writer, Charlotte has 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 Sydney 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