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.
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What are the theories and research
behind what the clinic offers?
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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.
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 eat out in Brighton
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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
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