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The consultation process

Prior to the consultation:

In all cases a FREE 15-minute consultation is recommended to discuss if Nutritional Therapy can help with your condition(s) and to introduce Pilar’s approach.

After this free introduction, Pilar will email you a Food Diary Form and Health and Lifestyle questionnaire to gather information to prepare a thorough diet and lifestyle analysis and recommendations.

The consultation:

At the initial consultation, Pilar will explain how diet and lifestyle may be affecting your general health and specific condition(s) and make science-backed recommendations to address those concerns. Pilar’s findings, advice and recommendations will be summarised in the Health and Nutrition Programme which includes a diet analysis report and a clear and specific action plan. Pilar believes in working together with her clients so the action plan is always discussed an agreed with you and if a recommended change is not feasible, she works with you to find a different way to achieve that particular goal.

Pilar’s recommendations work around your current diet and lifestyle, making changes rather than providing an “off-the-shelf” programme. This is for two reasons: small, specific changes are more successful and each person has different needs so a personalised diet plan will address health concerns more effectively.

At your first consultation, which can be carried out over Skype or FaceTime, Pilar may recommend some functional tests to confirm any suspected nutritional or systems imbalances. At this stage, adding appropriate and specific nutritional supplements to your daily routine may be recommended as well. This will all be clearly explained in the Health and Nutrition Programme.

Additional information such as Fact Sheets on relevant condition(s), certain food groups and nutrients will be shared with you. Appropriate nutrient Information (NutriFacts) will also be available together with recipes to support the recommended diet plan. Pilar is available on the phone and over email to answer any questions.

The follow-up:

Between 2 and 4 weeks after the first consultation, at a follow up in person, over the phone/Skype Pilar will discuss any test results, go over our agreed Health and Nutrition Programme and, if needed, make amendments to reflect test results or changes to health.

Pilar will email you 4 weeks after the follow-up consultation and to ensure all is going well. At this stage, a third follow up meeting may be booked needed.