Recently I was able to sit down for a chat with a lovely lady, Teresa Lyons, who is a Marylebone-based nutritionist who specialised in Personalised Functional Nutrition. I thought it would be of interest to people as we are all becoming much more aware of the impact of what and how we eat affects our wellbeing. You can find out about what Teresa does at teresalyonsnutrition.com
As a parents or carers, we are constantly kept on our toes but little one with lots of energy. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to keep up and fatigue can set in. But if the fatigue is more than just kid-related tiredness or is affecting your life, it may be worth thinking about advice from a healthcare professional. Similarly, if you have concerns about recurring flu’s or colds, digestive health, skin, fertility, pre/post pregnancy nutrition you may wish to get advice and guidance in order to optimise your health through nutrition. You can see the areas she particularly focussed on at teresalyonsnutrition.com/areas-of-expertise/
The really interesting part of my chat with Teresa was her understanding of how any advice about changes she may suggest need to be achievable and often need to be changes we can apply to the whole family - no one wants another separate meal to make and if you have to do that, the likelihood is that you will give up implementing the changes. She really seemed to understand and appreciate the importance of striking a balance between developing the most effective personalised nutrition and dietary plan to support each person’s nutritional and health needs, while keeping it as realist and easy to follow so it fits the individual’s life, especially for those of us with families.
Teresa spoke about the importance of coaching and guidance within her clinic, and it was clear from our conversation that this is a central focus of her consultations. She clearly recognises the blocks that so many of us can face when taking on changes, especially in our diets. For this reason, her clinical approach focuses equally on scientific, evidence based nutrition, and working with individuals on a deeper level, supporting people in implementing dietary and lifestyle changes and working through the obstacles that can get in our way.
Teresa uses a variety of methods to assess and understand a patient's needs from a physical standpoint and also obviously will talk about what you are trying to achieve or get help with. She often applies physical examination as well as laboratory tests to identify your personal needs.
She is a lovely warm person as well as being discrete. We had discussed how her service can be used alongside traditional medicine, as well as either being a first post of call or something you turn to after medical advice. She will of course advise appropriately if medical advice should be taken.
Teresa offers a free 20-minute initial consultation where you can discuss your main health concerns and goals with her. During this call Teresa will also inform you more about Personalised Functional Nutrition and the consultation process. Visit teresalyonsnutrition.com/contact/ for more information.
London Storage Vaults - a hidden asset in Marylebone!
I was recently contacted by a storage facility on our doorstep which I though many of us might find interesting. See below for the details. They are located on Great Portland Street and have a lovely facility, priced fairly! I visited and was surprised to find this in Central London.
"London Storage Vaults are the ultimate in self storage, the only secure, climate controlled self storage facility in Central London. We are located in Marylebone, close to Fitzrovia and Oxford Circus. We offer a free collection service in central London within 2 hours of booking on line and redelivery for only £20.
The storage vaults are ideal for storing art, books, equipment, indoor and outdoor furniture, skis, golf clubs, wine, bikes etc. There is a concierge on hand to help and the vaults can be accessed at any time 24/7.
Playing Golf? Why not collect your clubs on the way home from work instead of cluttering your home. Going away this weekend? Grab your bags after lunch. Too much art for your walls? Love wine? Store in a climate controlled environment, we’ll even turn the bottles for you! At the end of summer, store your barbeques and outdoor furniture which are no longer needed, preserving them from the elements. Thinking about having another baby? Store your cots, equipment, toys and accessories to prevent re buying. Love skiing in the Winter? Store your skis and boots until the season begins.
Students: Away for the holidays? Store your stuff securely. Declutter after finals, store in a clean and dry environment and we will redeliver at the start of term.
Commercial businesses: Store your stock, equipment, excess furniture or archives in climate controlled units. Collect files before meetings or grab extra stock whenever its needed.
We have different sizes of vaults from 6sq ft to 100 sq ft. Prices start from £15 per week. You can organise your own insurance or we can offer you insurance for £6.50 per month per £1000 worth of goods.
Make more room in your home or work space."