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The human body is a complex, interconnected organism. To feel your best you need to nourish every single cell. Functional nutrition recognises that no system in the body exists in isolation, and seeks to restore balance by correcting nutrient imbalances at the cellular level.

“I believe in food as medicine. I have healed my own digestive and mental health issues using nutritional therapy, let me help you do the same.” Madeline Shepherd - Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP)

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In this article I want to dispel the myth that grains are a wholesome, healthy food. In part I we look at the nutritional profile of grains and why removing some of them from your diet is a healthy choice.

How can functional nutrition help?

Weight loss

Shift stubborn weight without dieting


Improve bloating and constipation


Alleviate PMS and hormonal dysfunction

Energy levels

Achieve consistent, stable energy

Every single cell in your body requires nourishment with minerals and vitamins – nutrients. When you don’t have enough of these nutrients (deficiency) or you have too many chemicals or heavy metals (toxicity) things don’t work properly. Nutrient imbalances can manifest in so many ways.

I offer a FREE 15 minute discovery call to discuss your health goals and my approach.

Signs of nutritional imbalances

Weight gain

Unexplained weight gain and inability to maintain a healthy weight.

Digestive troubles

Constipation, loose bowels, bloating and gas.

Autoimmune disease

Crohn’s disease, Hashimotos, Coeliac, multiple sclerosis and others.

Sleep disorders

Insomnia, chronic fatigue and sleep aponea.

Low energy

Feeling lethargic, run down and generally “blah” all the time.

Skin conditions

Rosacea, acne or eczema.

Hormonal imbalances

PMS, irregular periods, painful periods or no periods at all!

Mental health

Anxiety, depression, ADD and general brain fog.

Blood sugar

Type 1 & 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s (yes it’s related)  and pre-diabetes.

You don’t need to suffer

Functional nutrition seeks to address the underlying causes of your symptoms, rather than just applying a bandaid.

We will support the SIX FOUNDATIONS of health and use specific foods and nutrients to correct imbalances in the body. Using nutritional therapy we will:

  • Support the digestive system to better absorb nutrients
  • Balance blood sugar to reduce stress response
  • Restore fatty acid balance
  • Support optimal cell function with by balancing minerals
  • Hydrate at a cellular level with healthy fluids
  • Remove toxicities through detoxification

Who I work with

Everyone! Beginning a health journey is exciting and life changing. I will teach you to understand how what you put into and on your body impacts you at a cellular level. These are very powerful tools for weight loss, healing and general health. I am also trained in the art of working with the subconscious mind to support your health goals. The subconscious accounts for 95% of our mind, so it is vitally important to have it on side.

What my clients say…

“I came to Maddy as I was struggling with severe gut,  anxiety and constant fatigue issues. Over the 7 months I was seeing maddy, I saw my health and mind increasingly improve. Through understanding what my body required and the assistance of natural healing nutrients, I feel my health has continue to heal naturaly. I have gained such awareness and I honestly haven’t felt better in years. I highly recommend Maddy if you do not want to go down the path of ‘Western Medicine,’ it truly is magic. JM

“I have known for some time that what I eat directly affects my health and my overall wellbeing but never made the step to seek professional help. Maddy has been incredibly knowledgeable, supportive and meticulous with her consultations and techniques. My energy levels have shifted, I don’t walk around with a brain fog, I am sleeping better, my digestive problems are non-existent and I am finally in tune with my body and my mind. I couldn’t have done this without her guidance and in-depth analysis on the nutritional imbalances I was suffering from. I am indebted to her for showing me how I can restore balance by transforming the way I eat, and for always being so understanding and caring during this journey to better health. I encourage everyone to take the same step and really see for yourself how functional nutrition can change your life.”  JG

“Maddy helped me recalibrate my body, mind and confidence. Her knowledge, kindness and passion for what she does shines through, and I not only have learned some amazing techniques for self care and self love I have a new appreciation for what I fuel my body with.”  VL

“I initially visited Maddy because of my lethargy, bloating, and issues with my skin.  Maddy is very easy to talk to, very understanding of my lifestyle and is supportive. She recommended changes to my diet as well as lifestyle, which I found easy to incorporate, along with recommended supplements. She had also suggested other areas for me to improve on, which I completely overlooked and was only picked up by her great attention to detail and asking me the right questions.

I saw great improvements in my wellbeing, cutting out particular foods has seen my eczema improve and less flared, my skin is much clearer and most importantly I feel less bloated – only a month into adopting the changes and this has continued.

Maddy is extremely supportive throughout my journey over the past few months and is flexible to individual needs. She had even supported me with practical tips to manage my anxiety. I’d highly recommend seeing Maddy to anyone!CT

Ready to make a change?

Our health is so important, but we rarely make it a priority.  To find out if functional nutrition is what you’re looking for, I offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. We will discuss your primary health concerns and decide on next steps. Book a consult now and commit to YOU.

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