About Natural Solutions
Natural Solutions is a nutritional therapy and natural health practice run by Andrea Bayles, a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, Herbalist and Metabolic Balance® Coach (ND, DipNut, DipHerb).
Natural solutions is based in Henley in Arden, Warwickshire and central Birmingham (Thursday’s only) in the West Midlands. The clinics are easily accessible and there is parking available outside.
Andrea is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners (URHP). Andrea adheres to the strict BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
In 2012 Andrea attended the Institute of Functional Medicine and graduated in the ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice’ module. This allows Natural Solutions to utilise a patient-centred, integrated science-based approach to supporting individuals with chronic and complex cases. The basis of functional medicine is centred around an integrated approach and preventative healthcare using diet, nutrition, functional testing and lifestyle adaptation. Find out more about working with a Functional Medicine practitioner.
Andrea has also qualified as a Nutri Advanced Hormone Challenge Practitioner. This accreditation allows Natural Solutions to run 28 Day Hormone Challenge programmes in conjunction with Nutri Advanced Ltd
Natural Solutions Mission
It is our mission to help people to change their attitude towards nutrition, health and wellbeing. We want to empower and educate people about nutrition and how this can be used for achieving optimal health. In our view, nutrition is the key to a healthy and balanced life and this does not need to be difficult nor should it be feared.
Our core values
Authentic We fully understand the choices our patients have to make each day when trying to achieve optimal health because we too follow the programme and make our own choices daily. We practise what we preach.
Passionate Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than seeing the hugely amazing results our patients achieve to gain or regain their optimal health.
Dependable Our patients rely on us to guide them through their personal nutritional programme. We’re there with you through every step of the journey, and you can depend on us to help you through the trials as well as the triumphs.
Expertise You will be coached and guided by fully qualified experts in nutritional science.
Integrity We are credible professionals who offer a tried and tested service. Our results speak for themselves.
Confidential We totally respect our patients’ privacy and confidentiality.
Ethical Our programmes are based on sound, well-documented scientific and empirical evidence.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy is a science-based, individual approach to healthcare that promotes health and wellbeing using nutritional analysis and lifestyle assessment.
Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual's symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Individual Nutritional Programmes
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Natural Solutions uses a Functional Medicine approach to assessing health and wellbeing. This looks at the underlying causes of illness and disease and the interactions between the systems of the body, taking into account you’re presenting symptoms, medical history, and current diet and lifestyle status. Our goal is to identify the root cause of your health problem and support the imbalances for each body system.
An Individual Nutritional Programme is provided for each client that attends the practice. We believe that each client is unique and therefore there is no ‘one-size fits all approach.’ We can work alongside pharmaceutical medications always communicating with other healthcare professionals involved. However, it must be stated that Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical healthcare and any ‘red-flag’ symptoms will be referred to a medical healthcare practitioner.
To provide you with the best nutritional programme, the consultation is used to assess your health history, current diet and nutritional status and lifestyle. In addition, we may use non-invasive diagnostic testing such as pH analysis, skin and hair assessment and body composition. Assessment may also include the use of functional testing which will be discussed at the time of the consultation – tests include thyroid function, female hormone function, adrenal stress, stool analysis, food intolerance and allergy tests amongst many others.
Natural solutions wants to provide you with the best advice possible to fit in with your lifestyle and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Your programme will take this into account and provide you with realistic and achievable nutritional protocols.
They will include information about your condition, nutritional recommendations, lifestyle changes or enhancements, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicines where appropriate.
Recommendations will include dietary and lifestyle changes tailored to your lifestyle and requirements. While the focus is always to promote a high quality nutritious diet, nutritional supplements may also be recommended.