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GRAVES’ DISEASE NUTRITIONIST LONDON, HARLEY STREET & ONLINE

WHAT IS GRAVES’ DISEASE?

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. In this condition, the immune system mistakenly produces antibodies that stimulate the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormones (thyroxine or T4 and triiodothyronine or T3). This overproduction of thyroid hormones leads to hyperthyroidism.

My Approach

As a Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist, when working with patients in my clinic in Harley Street, London, and online, I take a holistic approach. Rather than suppressing the symptoms, I work on finding the root cause of Graves’ disease and restoring the balance using diet, supplements and lifestyle.

The gastrointestinal system, especially the gut, houses a significant portion of the immune system. Approximately 70% of the body’s immune cells are found in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). This high concentration of immune cells in the gut is essential for monitoring and responding to potential threats from ingested microorganisms and antigens.

The interaction between the gut and the immune system is complex, involving a balance between protecting the body from harmful pathogens and tolerating beneficial substances.

Changes in this balance, such as disruptions in the gut microbiota or increased permeability of the intestinal lining, have been suggested to play a role in the development or exacerbation of autoimmune diseases.

My 5R Approach 

REMOVE

Remove allergic/intolerant foods, parasites, bad bacteria, yeast. This may include an ‘elimination diet’ to find out what foods are causing the symptoms.

REPLACE

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.

REINOCULATE

Populate your gut with probiotics and prebiotics.

REPAIR

Help the lining of the gut repair itself by supplying the key nutrients.

REBALANCE

Address the lifestyle factors that may affect your gut function.

WORKING WITH A NUTRITIONIST

Working with a Nutritionist can be transformative if you suffer from Graves’ disease and facing challenges with managing your health. If you’re experiencing difficulties despite your best efforts, it may be time to seek professional help. You can get assistance 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 create a personalised nutrition plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. The Nutritionist can also provide recommendations on suitable supplements and offer guidance on lifestyle choices that can affect your well-being, such as ensuring adequate sleep and managing stress.

Book an appointment today if you feel like you need more assistance or direction to reach your goals.

Online consultation with a Nutritionist is available for clients who live outside the London area or who are unable to come to my London 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.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR?

SYMPTOMS OF GRAVES’ DISEASE:

Common symptoms of Graves’ disease include:

  • Enlarged thyroid (goiter)
    The thyroid gland may become visibly enlarged.
  • Excessive sweating and heat intolerance
    Due to increased metabolism.
  • Weight loss
    Despite increased appetite, individuals may lose weight.
  • Tremors and nervousness
    Shaking hands and a sense of restlessness.
  • Irritability and anxiety
    Emotional symptoms may be present.
  • Fatigue and weakness
    Despite increased metabolism, individuals may feel tired.
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
    Women may experience changes in their menstrual periods.
  • Eye problems (Graves’ ophthalmopathy)
    Bulging eyes, sensitivity to light, and vision changes.

ABOUT MILENA KALER

Milena Kaler is a is a qualified London Nutritionist, autoimmune disease, digestive health, as well as stubborn weight loss (including PCOS, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism) and sports nutrition specialist. She is trained in the principles of Functional Medicine and practices from her clinic in Central London, Marylebone, as well as providing online consultations.

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 patients with chronic health conditions, as well as clients looking for support to optimise their health. Some of the areas Milena can help with include: weight loss, digestive, and hormonal health.

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.

CLINICS

Graves’ Disease Nutrition Consultations in Harley Street, Central London and Online

Graves’ Disease Nutritionist in Harley Street, Central London W1

10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF

Graves’ Disease Nutritionist in Teddington, South West London TW11

Orange Tree Clinic
23A Broad Street
Teddington
London
TW11 8QZ

An online consultation is available for clients who live outside the London area or who are unable to come to my office in Harley Street, Central London.