Your immune system is designed to protect your body’s healthy cell tissues by attacking any viruses, pathogens, bacteria, or diseases that enter your body. Autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system get confused and produces antibodies that attack your normal body tissues. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disease that affect a wide range of body parts. This attack can be related to many organs, for example in Hashimoto’s immune system attacks the thyroid.
Researchers aren’t sure yet what causes autoimmunity. Genetic factors play an important role but whether or not autoimmune disease manifests itself also depends on environmental factors, active or past infection, both viral and bacterial, parasitic as well as fungal. It can also be caused by diet or severe stress.
How can a Nutritionist help with an autoimmune disease?
Working with a Nutritionist can be a game-changer if you suffer from an autoimmune disease. Despite your best efforts, it may be time to seek professional help. You can get help from your Nutritionist in developing a personalised nutrition plan, identifying nutrient deficiencies, and addressing any other underlying medical issues that might be negatively impacting your health.
Your Nutritionist can work with you to develop a personalised nutrition plan that is catered to your unique needs and goals. The Nutritionist can also offer recommendations on the best supplements to take and lifestyle choices that can affect your health, like getting enough sleep and managing your stress.
Book an appointmenttoday if you feel like you need more assistance or direction to reach your health goals.
Online consultationwith a Nutritionist is available for clients who live outside the London area or who are unable to come to the office. You can enjoy the online consultation from the comfort of your home or office and you will be given the same level of personal attention and care that you would experience coming to see the Nutritionist in person.
My approach to dealing with an autoimmune disease
As a Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist, when working with patients in my clinic in Mayfair, London, and online, I take a holistic approach. Rather than suppressing the symptoms, I work on finding the root cause of an autoimmune disease and restoring the balance using diet, supplements and lifestyle.
My 5R Approach
Remove allergic/intolerant foods, parasites, bad bacteria, yeast. This may include an ‘elimination diet’ to find out what foods are causing the symptoms.
Replace digestive secretions, such as hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes or bile salts, that are required for proper digestion and that may be compromised by diet, drugs, diseases, ageing, and other factors.
Populate your gut with probiotics and prebiotics.
Help the lining of the gut repair itself by supplying the key nutrients.
Address the lifestyle factors that may affect your gut function.
Milena has helped thousands of people to lose weight and keep it off. Scientific and holistic in approach Milena looks at all aspects of a client’s health. She embraces a systems-oriented approach aiming to get to the root cause of health and weight issues instead of simply focusing on the symptoms.
Milena’s expertise has been sought by celebrities, and she has been featured as a nutrition expert in reputable magazines including Women’s Health, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Women’s Fitness, Peak Brain Training, and Metro.
As a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the only register for Nutritional Therapy recognised by the government and NHS, Milena is committed to upholding their strict Code of Ethics. Additionally, Milena is a member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG).
Milena sees every person as an individual with different problems and different goals. She takes time to listen to her clients’ specific concerns to develop customised nutrition and lifestyle plans, based on laboratory test results. Having overcome her own chronic health and weight loss issues, Milena really understands how it is to feel overwhelmed by poor health and can relate to her clients when they first come to see her.
Nutrition Consultations in Mayfair, Central London and Online
Autoimmune Disease Nutritionist in Mayfair, Central London W1
South Molton Street Mayfair London W1K 5SL
Autoimmune Disease Nutritionist in Teddington, South West London TW11
Orange Tree Clinic 23A Broad Street Teddington London TW11 8QZ