APPOINTMENTS TO BE BOOKED AT LEAST 3 WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE PLEASE. THIS GIVES ME TIME TO SEND OUT AND REVIEW YOUR INITAL FORM AND HELPS US MAKE THE MOST OF OUR TIME TOGETHER.
I have an arrangment with Dr Myhill on Natural Health Worldwide which works like this: If I feel there are issues concerning a clients condition which are beyond my experience, I can suggest to the patient that I have an oral or written consultation with Dr Myhill on the patient's behalf to do through these issues. I can then feed back to the patient what Dr Myhill has suggested to me. In this case, the fee for my oral or written consutlation with Dr Myhill will be £55 for 15 minutes.
I am a fully qualified and registered Nutritional Therapist (3 year course and 200+ hours clinical observation). Since qualifying, I have studied extensively in the areas of Chronic Fatigue, ME, Fibromyalgia and Chronic conditions including auto immunity, digestive health and thyroid and adrenals.
I am very committed to seeking out the root cause of your dis-ease and supporting your body to begin the healing process.
My journey into Nutritional Therapy began after a long career in Adults Social Work. I noticed that a lot of clients on my caseload were often younger than me and confined to their homes because of chronic illness, particularly fatigue related conditions. The only thing offered to them was 4 short carer visits, pain relief and anti depressants and I thought there had to be more to it than that. People who had lost their ability to work, enjoy previous interests and maybe had lost relationships needed a better response. I had always been interested in Nutrition, I love food, cooking and the use of food for health so found my way in. I am a real believer in the healing power of personalised nutrition, there is no once size fits all approach to wellness, everyone's journey is unique.
My own health history involves a family auto immune thyroid problem which I am currently managing with nutrition and supplementation. This was triggered in me following dysentery when travelling and a campylobacter infection when I returned home. This badly affected my gut and triggered Hashimotos. I have gone totally gluten free, feel wonderful on a keto diet and to this day. I have not needed medication and have successfully raised my energy levels and core body temperature. It has been a slow process but it is progress indeed. My husband has had auto immune issues since he was 18 and said that he wished he had known about the power of nutrition and supplementation before he had very invasive surgery.
I am a Cumbrian born and bred, have 2 fabulously big dogs, love being outside and I am currently converting an old van into a hippy bus so that we can travel more. My clients describe me as very approachable, have a wonderful way of helping them understand how their health issues have arisen and the biggest compliment I get is 'no one has every explained it to me like that before'.
I look forward to working with you on your return to wellness. :-)
I OFFER A FREE 15 MIN INTRO SESSION FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
I had a 1 hour telephone appointment with Pam in exchange for feedback. I found her to be very polite, knowledgeable and direct. She knew exactly what information she wanted etc.
Initially I thought I was having 3 sessions as it was advertised as "Pam Joy is offering 3 free 1 hour sessions in exchange for feedback". As a result of this I arranged for blood tests to be done at my doctors and also paid for some private tests to be done. However, I then found out that it was actually an hour session for 3 people! Because of this misleading information I have deducted 1/2 a star.
The information I received after my telephone appointment was very useful and full of information. I had some blood tests from about 4 months ago which I had sent to her, she interpreted these and made suggestions on possible areas that could be causing me issues. The only issue I had with the information I received was that I found it very hard to follow and use. Having Chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic migraine affects my ability to process & organise information. I felt that I still didn't know where to start. Obviously this is just a personal opinion because of my medical issues but I felt that the information needed to be done in a simpler way and in a step by step process for me. So that I could make changes or follow a process. For this reason I have deducted 1/2 a star.
All in all Pam seemed really nice, knew what she was talking about and if I was closer and been able to have face to face contact (instead of a telephone appointment) she may have been able to offer me more help.
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I found this website through Dr Myhills website and am so glad I did. I knew that finding someone to take the time to examine my blood tests might help, but found this a daunting idea as I knew that I was also looking for someone who would be familiar with my condition of ME/CFS. I also knew that making an appointment, driving there etc would all take its toll and would have an impact on the meeting. After taking a good look through this website, I chose Pam! She has experience of thyroid issues, CFS etc and being able to Skye for our first meeting was brilliant - I could rest before and after the long chat! Pam sent me a detailed questionnaire about symptoms, dietary and lifestyle habits and took my blood results. I now have good recommendations on things that may help - specific supplements, further testing and dietary suggestions. I know that all these suggestions have been made with me in mind, after taking my history in to account, and I feel happier after this than I have after 2 years trotting back and forth to the doctors who can only do so much in 8 minutes per appointment. Thanks Pam, will be in touch again soon to follow up!
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