Services 2018-05-22T13:05:51+00:00

Nutritional Services

I offer private nutritional consultations on a one-to-one basis. Whether your aim is to lose weight, to tackle a current health problem or just to lead a healthier lifestyle, my personalised nutrition plans are bespoke to you and your exact needs and requirements. Perhaps you have already tried to implement a healthy lifestyle, but are not seeing the changes you want. A bit of extra support and guidance from a nutritional consultation may be all it takes to make beneficial changes in your life. This unique and holistic approach to healthcare allows you the time and space to discuss your personal experiences and could be the key to providing you with the support you need in order to reach your own full health potential.

Sports Nutrition

Did you know it is not only about WHAT you eat, but WHEN you eat and HOW MUCH you eat?   You may be struggling to maintain energy when exercising or even unable to take part in regular activity.  Through changing your diet and eating the correct nutrients at the correct time, you will be able to build your strength and reach the goals you want.  You may be competing in a race and require that little bit extra.  Can supplements and ergogenic aids help?  You will want to know which ones will benefit you and which ones are safe to take.  We are all individual and what works for one athlete may not work for another.

The recovery period post exercise is an important part of sports’ nutrition, which is so often put aside until it is too late, leading to fatigue and/or injury. Finding yourself unable to participate in any sporting activity is deeply frustrating, and this I say from personal experience

Our DNA is individual.  Some of us are more prone to injury than others.  Eating the right food and supplementing where necessary can prevent injury from occurring and ensure continued activity.

Fats, carbohydrates and protein all provide fuel as a source of energy for our body to use. What we need depends on how much exercise we are taking, what type of exercise and the individual themselves? Questions often surround protein powders and whether or not we need them?  It is important to consume enough protein in our diet, especially when exercising, however how much do we need?  The amino acids found in protein are required for the metabolism of nutrients, regulation of inflammation and of course the building and repairing of our tissues, in particular our muscles. The types of protein we consume are of great importance – by processing and cooking the protein the quality of the nutrients it provides may be affected. The use of plant proteins – pulses, pea, hemp etc. can often be overlooked as people associate proteins to come from meat alone. Nuts and eggs are also a great source of protein, as is oily fish.  Too much protein can put strain on the kidneys and has been linked to kidney stones and not enough and our muscles become weakened.

Hormone Rebalance

Female health, male health, diabetes, thyroid, stress – when you say hormones, most people think of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, however there are many more hormones all of which play an important part in one’s overall heath. If these are out of balance you may experience a number of symptoms – sugar cravings, fatigue, insomnia, low mood, mood swings, low libido, headaches, hunger and weight gain, amongst others.

Eating a diet high in simple carbohydrates and high in caffeine will lead to inflammation and therefore a major hormone imbalance. Choose an anti-inflammatory diet, rich in antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and spices in order to support the hormone balance.

Detoxification plays a major role in rebalancing hormones – the liver circulates hormones and therefore an overloaded toxic liver will merely cause further hormonal disruption.

Do you think about the products you use?  Cooking utensils, skin products, cleaning products, etc.?  Toxic chemicals are all endocrine disruptors – replace these with natural products.

Supplements – do you need to take supplements? I try to work solely with lifestyle and nutrition, however there may be occasions where supplements are beneficial and often a short course of supplements will put the client back on to the right track, after which they can then rely on nutrition and lifestyle.

Gut Health

In the words of Hippocrates “All diseases start in the gut”. If we think of our gut as the root of the tree, we will realise that it is very important to look after our gut in order for the rest of our body to flourish.

Naturopathic nutrition can help with diseases directly associated with the gut – Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, Constipation, Leaky gut, parasites, to ailments as simple as bloating, belching, gas, diarrhoea, food allergies or sensitivities and general abdominal discomfort.  Some other diseases connected to the gut which may not be immediately obvious, are Candida, anxiety, depression, mood swings, irritability, skin problems (for example eczema), diabetes, autoimmune disease (e.g. Hashimoto’s), recurring infections, poor memory and concentration, ADD or ADHD.

“You are what you eat” is true, but more accurate is “you are what you are absorb”.  If the gut is not working properly, the nutrients will not be absorbed, therefore an important part of any protocol is to heal the gut first. Detoxification is essential for overall maintenance of a healthy gut. The liver is the body’s filter and often becomes overloaded with toxins; detoxification of the liver therefore becomes an essential part of the healing process. This can all be achieved through diet and where necessary, supplementation.

Skin Health

Dermatitis (eczema), Psoriasis.  ageing skin, acne, dry skin.

The causes of dermatitis can be anything from allergies, intolerances through to liver congestion and stress.   Inflamed skin can be due to environmental toxins – pesticides, pollution, food additives, or more simply from a diet high in ‘bad’ fats and high in sugar.  Taking a thorough case history will address the underlying cause and from there the correct plan can be delivered in order to target the problem.

There are various ways in which to improve these skin conditions – changes in diet, perhaps by eliminating certain foods – wheat and dairy being the main culprits, also by bathing in Magnesium or oat baths.  Leaky gut may result in dermatitis in which case removing the allergen and healing the gut is the approach to take.

Ageing skin – as women go through the menopause the changes in the levels of oestrogen and the decrease in the production of Hyaluronic Acid will affect the skin’s elasticity.  Supporting the skin with a diet rich in antioxidants will help nourish the skin and keep it elastic.

Acne and spots – Zinc controls some of the hormones that create acne and controls the production of oil in the skin.  Garlic controls candida (yeast overgrowth) which has been linked to acne, therefore increasing anti-fungals such as garlic in the diet and taking probiotics will maintain a healthy gut which will in turn lead to healthier skin.

Dry Skin – antioxidants help to control the skin’s hydration, so making sure a diet rich in vitamin E and other forms of antioxidants is consumed is important.  Omega 3 from fish oils and Magnesium work together to nourish the skin; vitamin C and Magnesium work together to form collagen; beta carotenoid rich foods – sweet potatoes, carrots and squashes are high in Vitamin A which will help nourish the skin.

Testing

In some cases it may be necessary to take some tests – these may be blood, saliva, urine or stool analysis. Areas cover Gastroenterology, immunology, endocrinology, environmental and nutritional.

DNA TESTS – More and more people are having their human genome read these days. This is something only you can decide to do. You may want to know your genetic risk factors, inherited conditions, drug response, traits, or why it is that you are constantly getting injured in sport.  I would recommend 23ndme, which will then provide you with a report of your genome.  This can then be further analysed to give you a clearer picture of exactly what is going on and why.

KINESIOLOGY – I am currently studying OHB Kinesiology, which I will soon be able to use in my clinics. Kinesiology links traditional Chinese acupuncture, meridians and energy balancing with Western muscle testing and anatomy and physiology. Optimum Health Balance (OHB) uses vibrational icons monitored by muscle response to access information from deep within the body. It deals with imbalances on all levels: physical, chemical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

Other Areas

ADRENAL SUPPORT (STRESS AND FATIGUE)

AGEING

PREGNANCY AND PAEDIATRICS

IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH

NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH

Consultation Fees

1st Consultation – 90 minutes (£70)

This cost covers the initial consultation, any handouts and a PDF/print-out of your treatment plan including a supplement programme if appropriate. (Please note: extra charges will apply for the purchase of these). This would also include any GP letters in the event you need further blood tests to investigate any potential underlying medical or nutritional factors I suspect.

Follow-up Consultations – 45 minutes (£30). Follow-up sessions are a great way to monitor how you are getting on and provide you with the support you need.

Privacy Notice

Hannah Barratt Nutrition holds some information about you. This document outlines how that information is used, who we may share that information with and how we keep it secure. This notice does not provide exhaustive detail. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the Hannah@hannahbarrattnutrition.co.uk . We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in May 2018.

  1. What We Do

Hannah Barratt Nutrition provides nutritional therapy services to clients to improve their health through diet and lifestyle interventions.  We focus on preventative healthcare, the optimisation of physical and mental health and chronic health conditions.  Through nutritional therapy consultations, dietary and lifestyle analysis and biochemical testing, we aim to understand the underlying causes of your health issues which we will seek to address through personalised dietary therapy, nutraceutical prescription (supplements) and lifestyle advice.

  1. How We Obtain Your Personal Data

Information provided by you

You provide us with personal data in the following ways:

  • By completing a nutritional therapy questionnaire
  • By signing a terms of engagement form
  • During a nutritional therapy consultation
  • Through email, over the telephone or by post
  • By taking credit card and online payment

This may include the following information:

  • basic details such as name, address, contact details and next of kin
  • details of contact we have had with you such as referrals and appointment requests
  • health information including your previous medical history, dietary, lifestyle, supplement and medicine details, biochemical test results, clinic notes and health improvement plans
  • GP contact information
  • Bank details

We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare.  This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest.

Following completion of your healthcare we retain your personal data for the period defined by our professional association BANT and registrant body, CNHC.  This enables us to process any complaint you may make.  In this case the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for contract administration.

Information we get from other sources

We may obtain sensitive medical information in the form of test results from biochemical testing companies.  We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare.  This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest.

We may obtain sensitive information from other healthcare providers.  The provision of this information is subject to you giving us your express consent. If we do not receive this consent from you, we will not be able to coordinate your healthcare with that provided by other providers which means the healthcare provided by us may be less effective.

  1. How we use your personal data

We act as a data controller for use of your personal data to provide direct healthcare.  We also act as a controller and processor in regard to the processing of your data from third parties such as testing companies and other healthcare providers.  We act as a data controller and processor in regard to the processing of credit card and online payments.

We undertake at all times to protect your personal data, including any health and contact details, in a manner which is consistent with our duty of professional confidence and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection.  We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage.

We may use your personal data where there is an overriding public interest in using the information e.g. in order to safeguard an individual, or to prevent a serious crime.  Also where there is a legal requirement such as a formal court order. We may use your data for marketing purposes such as newsletters but this would be subject to you giving us your express consent.

  1. Do you share my information with other organisations?

We will keep information about you confidential.  We will only disclose your information with other third parties with your express consent with the exception of the following categories of third parties:

  • Our registrant body, CNHC and our professional association, BANT, for the processing of a complaint made by you
  • Any contractors and advisors that provide a service to us or act as our agents on the understanding that they keep the information confidential
  • Anyone to whom we may transfer our rights and duties under any agreement we have with you
  • Any legal or crime prevention agencies and/or to satisfy any regulatory request (eg, CNHC) if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so

We may share your information with supplement companies and biochemical testing companies as part of providing you with direct healthcare.  We will not include any sensitive information.

We will seek your express consent before sharing your information with your GP or other healthcare providers.  However if we believe that your life is in danger then we may pass your information onto an appropriate authority (such as the police, social services in the case of a child or vulnerable adult, or GP in case of self-harm) using the legal basis of vital interests.

We may share your case history in an anonymised form with our peers for the purpose of professional development.  This may be at clinical supervision meetings, conferences, online forums, and through publishing in medical journals, trade magazines or online professional sites.  We will seek your explicit consent before processing your data in this way

  1. What are your rights?

Every individual has the right to see, amend, delete or have a copy, of data held that can identify you, with some exceptions. You do not need to give a reason to see your data.

If you want to access your data you must make a subject access request in writing to Hannah@hannahbarrattnutrition.co.uk . Under special circumstances, some information may be withheld.   We shall respond within 20 working days from the point of receiving the request and all necessary information from you.  Our response will include the details of the personal data we hold on you including:

  • Sources from which we acquired the information
  • The purposes of processing the information
  • Persons or entities with whom we are sharing the information

You have the right, subject to exemptions, to ask to:

  • Have your information deleted
  • Have your information corrected or updated where it is no longer accurate
  • Ask us to stop processing information about you where we are not required to do so by law or in accordance with the BANT and CNHC guidelines.
  • Receive a copy of your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller, without hindrance from us.
  • Object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you

We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to automated decision based on your personal data.

If you would like to invoke any of the above rights then please write to the Data Controller at The Old Rectory, Little Dunham, King’s Lynn< PE32 2DE or email Hannah@hannahbarrattnutrition.co.uk

  1. What safeguards are in place to ensure data that identifies me is secure?

We only use information that may identify you in accordance with GDPR. This requires us to process personal data only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so and that any processing must be fair and lawful.

Within the health sector, we also have to follow the common law duty of confidence, which means that where identifiable information about you has been given in confidence, it should be treated as confidential and only shared for the purpose of providing direct healthcare. We will protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used, and allow you to decide if and how your information can be shared.

We also ensure the information we hold is kept in secure locations, restrict access to information to authorised personnel only, protect personal and confidential information held on equipment such as laptops with encryption (which masks data so that unauthorised users cannot see or make sense of it). We ensure external data processors that support us are legally and contractually bound to operate and prove security arrangements are in place where data that could or does identify a person are processed.

Hannah Barratt Nutrition is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a data controller and collects data for a variety of purposes. A copy of the registration is available through the ICO website (search by business name).

  1. How long do you hold confidential information for?

All records held by Hannah Barratt Nutrition will be kept for the duration of 8 years, specified by guidance from our professional association BANT.

  1. Website technical details

When you visit our websites, our system automatically collects information about your visit, such as your browser type, your IP address, and the referring website.

This collection may be done in conjunction with our partners. We may receive from them general demographic or usage data of our site visitors. We do not use automatically collected information to identify you personally without collecting additional consent.

Such information is typically collected using web cookies, web or email pixels (also known as beacons), embedded hyperlinks, and similar tools. Popular browsers can generally be set to disable or delete individual cookies. See below for the types of cookies we use and their respective purposes.

Required Cookies: enable the navigation and basic functionality of the website. (i.e. navigation etc)

Functional Cookies: allow us to analyse your website usage and your selections on the website. 

  1. Complaints

If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data then please contact me by writing to the Data Controller, The Old Rectory, Little Dunham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 2DF.

If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), you can contact them on 01625 545745 or 0303 1231113.

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