What is Clinical Nutritional Medicine?
Clinical Nutritional Medicine understands the body as a whole and looks for the root cause of diseases, rather than treating symptoms.
When you work with a Clinical Nutritionist like Tamika, you can expect the time and space to fully tell your story and be heard. We will work in a partnership to agree upon enjoyable diet and lifestyle changes to support you on your path to vibrant, balanced health.
Clinical Nutrition takes an in depth look at all aspects of your life, not just what you put in your mouth. Your environment, stress, exercise, sleep, personal life and medical history can have just as big an influence on your health as your diet.
Nourished Natural Health has a special focus on female hormonal conditions, fertility, pregnancy and natural birth control.
Areas Tamika can support:
You don't have to suffer the side effects of hormonal birth control. There is an alternative. It's called the Fertility Awareness Method and it is 99.4% effective at preventing unintended pregnancy.
Endometriosis is an often severely painful condition that affects 1 in 10 women. Nutritional Medicine examines the drivers of this condition and can help by restoring balance and greatly reducing pain.
Coming off the pill (or other hormonal birth control) is a big decision. Supporting your body through the transition off hormonal birth control with targeted diet, supplement, and lifestyle changes will help to make this change as simple as possible.
Hormonal acne is a frustratingly common problem for many women well beyond adolescence. Skin break outs or pimples can be a sign that your body is not detoxifying properly, is creating excess androgens, or that you are over-consuming key “trigger” foods like sugar, dairy and refined carbohydrates.
PCOS diet and lifestyle strategies are key in reducing the unpleasant symptoms such as acne, facial hair and weight gain. Find out more about how I can help you best manage PCOS through diet and lifestyle.
Your period is your monthly report card - it reflects your overall health and vitality each month. When your period is not normal (painful, heavy, irregular, missing, causing PMS symptoms or acne), your body is trying to tell you something.
The preparation period leading up to a pregnancy can have an enormous impact on both the health of mother and baby during pregnancy, and the lifelong health and disease risk of the future child. Preconception care is a powerful tool which has the ability to influence the lives of our future generations.
A healthy diet and supplementation throughout pregnancy will reduce your chances of complications and well as greatly reduce your future child’s lifelong disease risk. The way you eat throughout pregnancy can boost your baby’s IQ, lower their future disease and obesity risk, make birth easier and less painful and help you recover faster post-birth.
It is common to feel extremely depleted as you adjust to your new role as a mother. Pregnancy places a huge demand on the body and often results in multiple nutrient deficiencies post-birth. I can help you replenish nutrients lost during pregnancy and birth to get your energy levels back up and encourage milk supply for breastfeeding.
The Fertility Awareness Method is a proven effective technique to maximise chances of natural pregnancy. By timing conception, you may be able to avoid invasive fertility treatments like IVF and get pregnant faster.
We can work together to identify the root causes of your fatigue and begin to build you back up to your old, balanced self. Nutrition and self-care strategies are the key to replenishing your energy.
We can work together to identify stresses in your life that could be changed, and shift your thinking around those which cannot. Nutritional strategies to increase the body's capacity to cope with stress can also be employed.
Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea and reflux are all signs that your digestive system is not functioning properly. When your gut is not happy, it is unable to efficiently break down and absorb foods, meaning that no matter how nutrient-dense your diet is, you are not receiving all of the benefits.