It has taken me fourteen years of clinical practice to develop Three Steps to Health, a comprehensive, supportive and personalised health programme that supports biochemical individuality, healthy and sustainable lifestyle change and optimal nutritional status.
Three Steps to Health is a simple health improvement process is designed to be creative, collaborative and enjoyable, and it creates a personalised plan for all-round wellbeing that lends itself to subsequent deeper genetic or functional investigation if we feel it’s necessary. The emphasis throughout the programme will be on step change and it’s important that you make time in between our sessions to implement the changes that we agree together. These changes will build into a personalised diet and lifestyle plan by the end of the third session.
While I am, first and foremost, a nutritional therapist, I have learned over the years that lifestyle has a profound impact on the way you eat, digest and absorb your food, and addressing lifestyle issues is a vital step on the road to recovery. That’s why I have incorporated a coaching approach into my work.
Although the motivation behind my practice has always been to find a way to help women with breast cancer take better care of themselves, the programme is suitable for anyone wanting to improve their health.
Three Steps to Health
Step One: Uniquely You
Our first meeting is designed to help us both understand you better. We’ll explore your health history and life history with a view to understanding your individual risk factors, and use that information to create a personalised food and supplement plan that supports your health, fits with your lifestyle and works alongside any medical treatment you are following. I will follow up in writing along with some homework for the next session.
Step Two: Mind Body Matters
In our second meeting we will review your progress with the diet and then turn our focus to the lifestyle aspects of your situation: stress, sleep, relationships, work and financial pressures, mental and emotional difficulties, conflicts and motivations. We will focus on one or two areas and, using a life coaching approach, explore ways to increase your peace of mind and feelings of wellbeing.
Step Three: Fuelling Recovery
Our third meeting will review your overall progress with the diet and lifestyle aspects, refining the plan based on your experience over previous weeks and dealing with any issues that are still on your mind. We will also make a plan for the future and there will be an opportunity to look at a more personalised programme based on genetic or functional testing, or to work more intensively on lifestyle areas with further coaching sessions.
At the end of this meeting I will pull together everything we have discussed into an updated diet and lifestyle plan.
Completing the package is an ideal way to give your diet and lifestyle a complete makeover. Sessions last 90 minutes and I will send a brief summary including the diet and lifestyle areas we highlighted after each one.
The meetings can be booked all at once, or one at a time, depending on your budget and time constraints. There is a discount for booking all at once.
In my opinion the optimal time between appointments is 2 weeks: long enough to make some changes and observe the effect, and short enough to keep you focussed.
When you book your first appointment I will send you a questionnaire to fill in that will help me understand what’s going on for you. We can meet at my home in Kent or over Skype or FaceTime. Email support is included between meetings and for a couple of weeks after our last meeting.
After this, additional support is available in a variety of ways:
- further nutrition support
- additional coaching & mentoring
- further functional or genetic testing with nutrition and coaching support
- help with meal planning, shopping and cooking at your house or mine
You can book your first appointment here.
You can read some case studies over here.
And you can read about functional and genetic testing over here.
- If you’re not quite ready to commit to the three-step plan you may want to schedule an exploratory conversation first. You can do that over here.
- If you are looking for professional mentoring then this is for you.
- My clinic days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.30am to 4.30pm.
- Email – dawnwaldron[at]mac[dot]com – is the best way to reach me.
- Meetings take place via Skype/FaceTime or at my home, in Kent.
- I no longer publish telephone details online because of spam and unsolicited sales calls which interrupt client sessions. If you want to talk, please book an exploratory session here.