Hi, I'm Helen and I help women looking for a natural solution to their menopause symptoms and other health concerns to STOP their symptoms from disrupting their lives and careers and START feeling normal again.
When menopause symptoms struck me 7 years ago, I recognised the hot flushes and acute anxiety, but not the brain fog and disrupted sleep, which overnight left me feeling unable to perform in my senior marketing career and ultimately contributed to me being fired from that job.
Unable to take HRT due to my history of breast cancer, I started researching natural alternatives and eventually retrained in nutrition so that I could help other women avoid the unfortunate consequences of menopause and perimenopause that I experienced.
I provide personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans and advice on a one-to-one basis.
Helen Ritchie, Registered Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner
BA (Hons), DipION, mBANT, CNHC
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is a holistic approach to healthcare, that views you as a whole person and considers the physical, emotional and environmental factors that affect your wellbeing. Following a comprehensive assessment of your food, lifestyle, symptoms and medical history, l make nutrition and lifestyle recommendations designed to achieve your health goals.
I specialise in supporting women looking for relief from menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog, weight gain, disrupted sleep, anxiety, depression and lack of energy.
I also work with men and women living with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and IBS-type digestive complaints.
My nutrition and lifestyle plans are completely personalised and based on realistic changes that fit with your lifestyle, progressing at a pace to suit you. My approach is very much food-first, however I can also recommend supplements and private functional tests.
Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and I frequently work alongside medical professionals to support your wellbeing.
Is your diet as healthy as it could be? Let me review your diet and lifestyle choices and provide some simple advice on how to make more healthy choices.
This is for you if you don't have any specific symptoms or health concerns that need addressing, and would like to become the healthiest version of yourself.
Based on a 3-day food diary completed in advance of our one-off 60-minute session, we will discuss my recommendations, agree what changes you can make and I will email your personalised plan of action to you afterwards.
One-off Nutrition 'MOT': £75 [December only]
If you're confused about dietary supplements and unsure whether they're making a difference. Or, you're taking prescription medication and want to ensure that your supplements are safe and not going to cause any interactions with your medicine, then this review is for you.
Supplements are big business and many of us mistakenly hope they will magically fix our symptoms. Whilst there is no substitute for good nutrition, this one-off, 60-minute review will take the guesswork out of your supplements and ensure what you're taking is effective and safe to take with any prescribed medication.
One-off Supplement & Medication Review: £150
This full health and wellness check is based on a comprehensive blood test via a private laboratory [Functional DX], which I interpret for you and then create a bespoke nutrition, lifestyle and supplement [if appropriate] plan, which we discuss in a one-off 60-minute session.
A health and wellness consultation, inclusive of the private laboratory blood test is £550 [100+ blood markers]. This excludes the cost of the blood draw. Tests with fewer or more blood markers are available.
Alternatively, I can interpret a set of recent NHS/GP blood test results, [taken within the last 3 months], talk you through my assessment and send a write-up after the session.
Health & Wellness Check: £550
NHS/GP Blood Test Interpretation: £150
If you have just one major [menopause or other] symptom that is bothering you and would like to come up with a strategy for dealing with it naturally through nutrition and lifestyle changes, then this one-off 90-minute intensive session is an alternative to working with me on a 12-week multiple session programme.
Based on filling out a simple health questionnaire and 3-day food diary, your personalised action plan will be emailed to you after we have discussed my recommendations during the session.
Menopause Intensive: £250
My signature 12-week 1:1 private nutrition coaching programme for menopausal and perimenopausal women who are ready to start getting back to normal and feeling like their old selves again. Working with me in a series of 6 sessions allows us to uncover the underlying causes of your symptoms and provides sufficient time for the changes to make a noticeable difference.
The Menopause Method 12-week programme: £990
Many organisations are now investing in employee wellness programmes. With a 30 year corporate career in marketing behind me, I understand the challenges of working full-time in a stressful environment.
I design and deliver bespoke workshops, talks and mini wellness sessions, aimed at educating, empowering and inspiring your workforce to live happier, healthier, more productive lives.
Recent workshop topics, in addition to managing menopause and perimenopause naturally, have included healthy eating, how to get a good night's sleep and how to prevent dementia and Alzheimer's.
To discuss your requirements for a talk or workshop, please do get in touch.
Work with Me
Working with me within a programme of 1:1 nutrition coaching sessions is designed to uncover the underlying causes of your symptoms and give you time to make changes at a speed you are comfortable with. Incremental small changes that fit with your lifestyle all add up to make a noticeable difference in getting you back to feeling good again.
12-week programme includes:
I am based in Windsor and work primarily via Zoom, however I am happy to arrange local face-to-face consultations if you prefer.
Got questions? Would like to know more? Let's talk!