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Andrea Bayles Nutritional Therapist
ND, Dip Nutr, Dip Herb, MBANT, MURHP, MCNHC

Overweight – Over 50 – Over-worked?

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Does any of this sound familiar?

You are desperate to find time for all those work commitments, the family, your game of tennis or a session each week with your personal trainer, so how on earth can you fit healthy nutrition into all of that?

If you are overweight, over 50 years of age, highly stressed and time-starved! What possible solution can there be to add a further commitment into your life? The answer is probably staring you in the face each time you take your blood pressure medication or your statin to keep the cholesterol under control.

Did you know that high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) are caused by inflammation? Inflammation is a key factor in weight gain and especially the fat around the middle kind of weight gain. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and conditions such as gout and arthritis are all known as inflammatory conditions and, you guessed it …..lead to much bigger, much more dangerous health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer. A collection of these symptoms is known as Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of the following symptoms: -

  • High blood pressure
  • Excess fat around the middle
  • Increased levels of bad cholesterol
  • Increased triglycerides (fat in the blood)
  • Increased blood sugar levels


If you leave these conditions untreated, then you are more likely to increase your chances of cardiovascular disease, strokes and cancers. But an aggressive approach to dietary and lifestyle changes can delay or prevent these conditions and therefore increase your chances of longevity.

A really useful resource I'd like to share with you is the Optimal Health and Beyond document which highlights the four stages involved in getting yourself to your optimal health, to use this click here!

Nutritional therapy is a form of lifestyle medicine using dietary, nutritional and lifestyle support to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. Natural Solutions can help you to adapt your lifestyle to fit around your work and family commitments helping you to achieve your health goals.

Book a free 15 minute consultation here to chat through your concerns and create a plan for your future health and wellbeing.

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  • "Through Andrea’s nutritional advice, I have experienced a really positive difference in my health and vitality.  I have found it totally fascinating to understand the impact that specific foods were having on my immunity and energy levels and have as a result, made a big change to my diet.  Andrea provides really practical advice and support which includes help with menus and recipes, which has been invaluable. "