When can you not provide a full health plan?

A few health scenarios aren’t suitable for our standard Healthpath service, due to the specialised nature of related treatments, medications or personal needs.

Our standard Healthpath service includes a symptom review, test results and health plan, included for the price of the test. For many people, this will be enough to get on the road to recovery.

However, there are some health conditions where you will need support from a specialist practitioner in that field, to ensure you receive a safe, effective and appropriate plan. 


This includes: 

We are still able to offer our tests, if useful for you, but we want to be transparent that we will be unable to provide our full health plan, and what we can provide depends on the health condition in question.

For more information on each scenario, please read the relevant section below.

This is intended with the best intentions for you, to ensure a practitioner provides safe and appropriate advice, while we work within the boundaries of our clinical practice and regulatory body.


There are also times that we can provide a plan, but will recommend 1 to 1 support.
Read when we recommend 1 to 1 support 

Eating disorders

As Nutritional Therapists, we have a regulatory body that oversees the way we practise, the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT). They stipulate practitioners must complete specialised training to work with clients with an eating disorder, and that the client should also have an appropriate healthcare practitioner, such as a therapist or counsellor.

This applies even if it isn’t the reason you want to work with us, or if it is historical.

What we can provide 

We can provide a supplement plan and lifestyle resources, but as our dietary plans are restrictive by nature, we cannot provide these unless you have the support mentioned above.

Liver or kidney disease

Only specialised dietitians have the remit and expert knowledge to provide nutritional advice related to kidney and liver disease. If you do not have support already, please go to British Association for Dietetics (BDA) and search for a dietitian with this specialism.


What we can provide
We are able to supply your test results in an easy-to-read format but we are unable to provide any food or supplement advice with your results.

Cancer

We recommend you work 1 to 1 with a practitioner with training and experience in cancer and working alongside oncologists to ensure you have appropriate advice.

What we can provide 

We can provide a food plan and lifestyle resources, but we are not able to provide a personalised supplement plan due to interactions and suitability with treatment. 

Haemophilia 

You are likely to have a haemophilia consultant as your lead practitioner. If they are comfortable for you to work with a nutritional therapist, we recommend you work with a practitioner experienced in this field to ensure you have appropriate advice.

What we can provide 

We can provide a food plan and lifestyle resources, but we are not able to provide a personalised supplement plan due to interactions and impact of some supplements on blood clotting. 

Diabetes 

We recommend you work 1 to 1 with a practitioner with experience in this field, to tailor your food plan in more detail than we can provide from our standard service.

What we can provide 

We can provide a supplement plan and lifestyle resources, but are not able to provide a food plan.

While our library of food plans are evidence-based, they are suitable for gut health conditions and imbalances rather than diabetes, which requires a more tailored approach.

If you work 1 to 1 with a practitioner, they will be able to modify this plan for you. 

Pregnancy, fertility, breastfeeding 

We are limited in what we can recommend to ensure the safety of you and a baby during these times. We recommend you work with a nutrition practitioner specialised in this area, and if you are under the care of a consultant, we recommend you discuss your health plan with them too.

What we can provide 

We can provide lifestyle advice but we may be restricted in the food and supplement plans we can provide.

For food, some of our plans are too restrictive during these periods, so we can provide our most diverse plate at most. 


For supplements, some of our most regular supplements may not be safe and appropriate when undertaking fertility treatment, or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. For example, they may interact with the menstrual cycle, impact the uterine lining or transfer to breast milk.

Multiple medications or diagnosed conditions 

While we will always do our best to provide safe, effective recommendations, if you have a complex health situation with multiple medications or diagnosed conditions, we may be limited in what we can recommend without 1 to 1 support.

What we can provide
We may be able to provide a food plan and educational resources, but we will be limited in the supplement recommendations we can make due to interactions.

This will require more personalised support than our standard service provides, to ensure safe and effective advice for you.


If you’d like to understand more about your options, please contact our team and we will talk you through it.