questions.


 

courses.

What can I expect from your foraging workshops?

Every plant has a story and we will meet a variety of different plants in each foraging course, depending on what it growing around us and the season. It is easy to forget as one crams strawberries into one's shopping basket in the winter that nature ebbs and flows - nothing is static. Foraging gifts us with a growing awareness of how food fits into the natural living cycle, from emergent green plants in the spring, to flowers in the summer and roots and berries in the autumn. 


You will discover foods that awaken muted taste buds and intriguing additions to our diet - some of which are delicacies, many of which grow abundantly and all of which are free. 

Why should I learn about foraging? 

Today, more than ever, there is a dizzying array of short - term wellness fads that seduce us with promises of dewy skin and boundless energy. Whilst many of us are overwhelmed with an arsenal of distant spices and super herbs, we have overlooked the abundance of incredible native plants that thrive near us, plants that are not only tasty but can promote healing for ourselves, our families and our communities.

Modern life can sleepwalk us into a cycle of detachment - constantly checking our phones, scrolling through endless social media posts and spending much of our working life in front of a screen, disconnected, uprooted and unfamiliar with much about our local environment beyond road names and local shops. But nature and wild plants exist all around us - dandelions forcing their way through pavement cracks, cleavers unapologetically wrapping themselves around fence posts. Gathering plants is a powerful way to connect. Foraging takes us back to our roots, our core wisdom and our ancestral heritage and forces us to slow down and engage our senses, whether you live in an urban, suburban or rural setting. 

Wild edibles, abundant in phytonutrients, also add colour and variety to our diets that are often dominated by uninspiring dishes of potatoes, corn and tomatoes. How many times have you had wild garlic pesto or nettle bread for dinner or made elderberry syrup in the winter? Foraging inspires us to become more resourceful, self - sufficient and, ultimately, empowered and empowering. It is a tool and a practice that adds richness and depth to the way we connect with life and our own outer and inner landscape, allowing us to attune to our senses, practice presence, wonder and gratitude and to recognise the interdependence, cycle and abundance of living things that surround us.

What do I need to wear?

Bring a waterproof jacket and warm gear as British weather can be temperamental at the best of times! Wearing sturdy hiking boots or shoes is a must as we often walk on uneven terrains and comfortable clothing for walking. Most of our foragers bring water, a notebook and their camera or phone for capturing plants. 

  

Products.

Where can I find scientific studies and further research on the ingredients in your products? 

Whilst we're not able to advise you on each of the products, we have plenty of research and information on each of the superherbs found on our LEARN page here. Part of our mission is to empower you with information on wild herbs and the herbs that grow around you. 

How often do I take the products? 

Each product is different and has tailored instructions but generally we advise that you take 5ml three times a day in some cold water or under the tongue as a neat concoction if you are feeling more hardy!

Are your herbs organic? 

Yes, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that our herbs are made with certified organic or wildcrafted herbs. Wildcrafted means that the plant has been grown in nature with any human intervention in their natural habitat. 

Are there any other 'hidden' ingredients or fillers in your products? 

Absolutely not. We pride ourselves on using carefully crafted and consciously sourced herbs. You have straight up herbal tonics. Nothing more, nothing less. No chemicals, preservatives or additives of any kind. In some instances wildcrafted botanicals are even more therapeutic than organic ingredients as they grow in pristine and untouched environments. 

I am on medication. Can I take your products? 

We strongly advise that you check with your doctor or healthcare practitioner before introducing these herbal formulas to your diet to make sure that there are no interactions with the medication that you are taking.

Are your herbs safe to take whilst breastfeeding or pregnant? 

There is very little peer - reviewed research available on the use of tonic and adaptogenic herbs during pregnancy but we recommend that you do not take these herbs.  

How do  I store the products? 

We like to store our tonics at room temperature in a dark place as it preserves better (preferably a larder or cupboard). Since our tonics are alcohol based, they have a pretty decent shelf life (6-12 months) but hopefully you will consume them sooner. 


Payments.

Which payment methods do you accept? 

We accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay and PayPal. 


Consultations.

What is a naturopath? 

A naturopath has a truly holistic approach to healing and helps to support you, guide you and educate you in all areas of your health and wellbeing. 


A naturopath's role is to get to the root of your health complaints and to develop a treatment plan designed to treat the causes, rather than simply treat or suppress the symptoms. Using the body's innate healing ability, we focus on prevention and draw upon a wide range of health - enhancing modalities, including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and dietary and lifestyle advice.  

What is your approach? 

No single person is the same and I believe that a tailored approach to an individual's health journey is the most effective, listening deeply to their individual needs and concerns.  


My work draws on experience and intuition. I like to look at the big picture and the interconnectedness of the mind and the physical and emotional body rather than a tunnel - vision approach to healing. In a consultation, I combine both physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of healing and see how this can be integrated.


First and foremost, my priority is on providing my clients with the tools and knowledge to make lasting changes to their health and wellbeing and optimise their wellbeing. 

Which conditions do you treat?

With over 5 years of clinical experience, I have encountered a broad range of different chronic and acute conditions. Very often patients come to me with a complex health picture and my role is to prioritise and look at which systems are impacting other systems. 


Please get in touch to see how I can help you. 


What happens during the first consultation?

Prior to the first consultation, you will be required to fill out a new client consent form and a sleep and food diary. 


The first consultation lasts 50 minutes and we will do the following:


- explore your health concerns, goals and priorities in - depth


- have a thorough discussion of your health history to get a full overview of how the body's system are interacting 


-  discuss and analyse recent blood tests


- create an individual and personalised comprehensive treatment plan including nutritional and lifestyle advice,  herbal protocol and appropriate supplements


- look at your psycho - emotional environment and discuss how to optimise your lifestyle and emotional wellbeing.


How do I book a session?  

For your convenience, all consultations are booked online on calendly.


If you’ve never had a naturopathic consultation with me before, please choose the new initial consultation (you can either choose 50 minutes or 90 minutes). 


A naturopathy follow-up session is available for existing clients. I also offer packages which can be found on the consultation page. 


The booking site is straight forward, providing my availability for a consultation time that suits you. Please be aware when booking that the times are set for GMT.


What's the cancellation policy?

Due to high demand, we require at least 24 hours' notice for cancellations. This is outlined in the terms and conditions when booking. Your appointment will be confirmed once the pre - payment has been made and can be rescheduled up to 24 hours before. 


If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, your payment cannot be refunded.

Which payment forms are accepted?

Payment is made online on calendly (the booking service) and can be made with all major credit and visa cards. 

Is naturopathic medicine safe?

Yes, naturopaths are experts in the safe use of natural medicines. 


Naturopaths work successfully with pregnant women, newborns, children, the elderly and the very ill. 

How long will it be before I notice a difference with my symptoms? 

Progress and change in your symptoms will depend on a number of different factors, including how long you have had your condition for, the severity of your symptoms and your overall vitality, as well as your age. 


While some people can notice symptoms subsiding within a few days after treatment,  for others it could take weeks before improvement can be noticed. Unlike pharmaceutical medications, many natural remedies and herbal medicines are not a 'quick - fix solution to a problem. Instead, they work on healing the body and finding a long - term solution to health complaints. 

Do you work with children? 

Yes, I love working with children and they usually respond to lifestyle changes faster than adults. 

What if I am on medication?

As a herbalist and naturopath, I will look at any prescription medicines that you may be taking to ensure there are no interactions with the herbal medicine I will be prescribing.  I will look at reducing any side effects of your medications. I work in collaboration and with many other health professionals in order to provide the best comprehensive care for patients.  


There are times when drugs and major surgery will be the most appropriate care for the individual and even at these times, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine will be appropriate. 

Which testing do you recommend and refer clients for?

If you have had recent testing performed, such as blood tests or scans, please bring these to your initial consultation. 


I may also suggest further pathology or functional testing, where helpful. These include tests such as comprehensive stool analysis, food intolerance testing or hormone testing. I will discuss the benefits of these tests with you during your appointment. 


shipping.

Does Be Nutriful ship outside of the UK? 

Yes, we ship to many countries around the world. Please note that international deliveries can take up to 2 weeks. 

When will my item be sent out? 

We usually dispatch items within 2-3 working days as we are a small operation. Our UK orders are generally sent out on a Royal Mail 48 hour tracked delivery service. Rest of the world delivery times can take up to 12 working days, depending on your location. Express dispatch is available during checkout. We always try to get your tonics to you as soon as is humanly possible. 

How will I know when my order has been shipped? 

You will receive a email with tracking details in your confirmation email as soon as your items have been dispatched. 

Do I need to sign for my order?

Yes, you will need to sign for your order. All of our orders are tracked and need your signature for proof of delivery. If you're not going to be in, you can provide us with the details of your trusted neighbours (who won't be nabbing you elixirs..) and the courier will ask for their signature should be out at the time of delivery. Additionally, you can provide us with a safe place to leave the parcel if you'll be out and our couriers will leave the parcel without requiring a signature. 

Will Be Nutriful clear customs in my country? 

All of our products should clear customs without any issues but if you have any specific questions about your country's import regulations, we suggest that you contact them directly. We can't unfortunately take any responsibility if one of our products is held at customs. 

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