What to expect from a consultation
Working with a practitioner allows for the partnership and collaboration needed to help put the pieces of a health puzzle together.
And, if you’re weary from your journey so far, it can also provide the motivation and support you may need.
During your consultation
Your practitioner will go into more depth about your current symptoms, your history, your test results and any recommendations you have already been given, for example an existing Healthpath plan.
Your practitioner will ask a lot of questions around your nutrition, lifestyle and health in order to gain a greater understanding of your health. This is especially important for those with multiple health issues and/or symptoms that have been ongoing for some time and have been resistant to other treatments.
After your consultation
Your practitioner will create a highly bespoke treatment protocol, recommend specific nutrition guidance and may also provide lifestyle, mental or emotional coaching, or referrals for any further support you might need. This will be designed to your unique needs based on the broader understanding your practitioner will have gained from your consultation.
This is to offer you a broad, inclusive set of recommendations which supports all elements of your healing and addresses the root cause(s) of your health concerns.
Where to find your personalised plan
You will receive your protocol and recommendations through your Healthpath dashboard and email.
How long are the appointments?
We have either 90 minute, 60 minute or 30 minute consultations available.
90 minute consultations are useful for:
- First, indepth consultation and health assessment
- Perfect for those with a complex health history
- Deep-dive into multiple test results or health conditions
60 minute consultations are useful for:
- an initial, in-depth consultation
- full case history and symptom review
- a deep-dive into multiple test results
30 minute consultations are perfect for:
- a follow-up consultation
- asking a few questions about your program
- to get deeper insight into a set of test results
How long will it take to recover?
Transforming your health takes time and patience, and the path to health isn’t always straight. The length of time you’ll need to feel vibrantly well is personal to your own health journey.
Your first protocol is likely to last between 6 to 12 weeks, but you may need a minimum of 3 months working with a practitioner to ensure that your health concerns are fully addressed and resolved long term.
It is common for patients with more complex needs to require 6-12 months of support from our practitioners – with consultations at spaced intervals throughout that time.
Whilst your practitioner will endeavour to give you an accurate estimation at the outset of the duration of support that may be required, it is important to remember that true healing is rarely linear or predictable in this way.
If you need help outside of consultations
While we can’t offer access to our practitioners outside of consultations, if you need extra guidance along the way, we’re here for you.
Get help and support, for free
- Go to our help centre, available 24/7, to get the answers to our frequently asked questions
- Sign up to our online support groups, run twice a month, to get your questions answered by our nutrition and functional medicine team
- Visit our gut health program, available to customers for only £3 per month, and ask questions on the community
Learn with us
- Visit our blog, for evidence-based guidance on a range of gut health issues
- Tune into our podcast, (also on Spotify or Apple Podcasts) to learn about all things health
If you have more detailed or specific concerns or questions surrounding your treatment, we’ll ask you to book a follow up consultation with your practitioner of either 30 mins or 1 hour. If you need detailed personalised support, this is the best way to get that additional help.
Not ready for a consultation?
Start with our standard testing service, where you’ll receive a symptom review from our practitioners, easy to read test results and a health plan.
Working with external practitioners
In some scenarios, we will refer externally from a hand-picked list of external practitioners who would be more suitable for you.
We make this recommendation after we see your test results and symptom surveys, so that we can direct you to the most relevant practitioner possible.
When we have this information, we will understand more about you, your health history and experiences and will be able to advise on the most suitable practitioner for you.
A small disclaimer
Remember, your practitioner is not a medical doctor and will not prescribe any medications or diagnose any conditions. Your practitioner will take into consideration any medication you are taking, but only medical doctors or prescribers can offer advice on stopping or starting prescribed medications.