A FEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What happens in a consultation?
The initial consultation at our clinic is a 2-hour session during which the patient is first seen by Dr. Young-Snell and then by our Natural Nutritionist.
The first hour allows Dr. Young-Snell to meet the patient, carry out a detailed medical examination, discuss his or her situation to help him or her fully understand what is available, answer any questions and propose a customised plan in detail. It is very helpful for the doctor to have access to any test results you may have. Working from a medical, spiritual and mental standing, Dr. Young-Snell is able to give a holistic evaluation and assessment.
The second hour with our Natural Nutritionist provides a nourishing regime tailored specifically to the patient. Natural Nutrition works to support the whole body by addressing hydration at cellular level, and the general biochemistry of each cell, while clearing and energising the body’s routes of elimination.
Review sessions can be periodically arranged to assess progress and adjust your programme accordingly.
What are the consultation costs?
What are the theories and research behind what the clinic offers?
What if I’ve already had, or am about to have chemotherapy or radiotherapy?
If you are currently undergoing chemo and/or radiotherapy, metabolic protocol can also work alongside such treatments, and may help limit the side-effects often experienced.
It is very important though, that if you are currently recieving a course of chemo or radio therapy, that you ask the consultant in charge of your case at the hospital if they are in agreement with you using some or all of the supplements on the metabolic protocol before starting the protocol itself.
How long do I need to follow the recommendations I am given?
This varies from patient to patient, as does the frequency of consultations. We can make recommendations as to what would be suitable for you. Some of the lifestyle and nutritional changes will be for life, as illness often comes at a time when we need to make some fundamental changes. We encourage you to embrace this as a fresh start, a new beginning. Some of these changes will be short-term, and gradually reduced over time.
Is everybody given the same diet?
The diet you have been recommended has been specifically tailored for you, and may be adjusted at each review session.
Why is vegetable juicing often recommended?
Juicing vegetables enables us to consume a large amount of the beneficial nutrients that vegetables provide – enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other phyto nutrients – without having to deal with huge amounts of fibre. It’s important to keep some fibre in the diet as well, so eating whole vegetables is important too. Gerson used vegetable juicing as part of his regime for their alkalising potential. There are many vegetables you can put into your juices, such as celery, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, broccoli, ginger, parsley, watercress, mint and other leafy greens. We recommend you use a screwpress or masticating juicer (not a centrifugal juicer) to reduce damage to the enzymes and plant cells. Please drink your juice within 20 minutes of pressing it.
Is organic food important?
Yes! It is important to reduce your exposure to toxins, including pesticides and other chemicals. A 2002 report showed that 71% of conventional produce samples contained a pesticide residue, as opposed to only 13% of organic produce samples. Organic farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides or fertilisers, and instead must ensure that the soil is of sufficient biodiversity to allow foods to grow well and prevent pests from taking over. A 12-year German study found that organic food contains higher levels of minerals. The largest differences were for potassium and iron, but magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C levels were also higher in organic vegetables. Having said that, even organic soil can be deficient in vital minerals. Biodynamic produce and/or growing your own (and nourishing the soil) can be good solutions to this.
Why are naturopathic techniques often recommended?
The techniques are there to support your body’s natural cleansing process. Some techniques may also help to improve the body’s pH, hydration and other conditions that support how well you function biochemically. A great way you can support your body is to give it the resources, energy and space it needs to function on every level. The techniques are part of a rounded programme to help you achieve this.
Where can I go and eat out in Brighton & Hove ?
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Where can I buy organic food in Brighton & Hove?
Infinity Foods – 25 North Road, Brighton BN1 1 YA
Down To Earth – 128 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5QL
Green’s Organic – 85-87 Blatchington Road, Hove BN3 3YG
Taj – 98-99 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2LB / 13 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1EJ
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll be more than happy to answer them for you.
DR. ANDRE YOUNG-SNELL M.B.B.S
THE VISION OF HOPE CLINIC
332A Dyke Road
Tel: +44(0)1273 232779