Ana is a 53 year old wife and mother of a 21 and 23 year old wonderful offsprings, and a devoted yoga enthusiast. She is a registered Nutritional therapist trained at The College of Naturopathic Medicine where she studied biomedicine and Functional Medicine based Nutrition.
For the last 6 years Ana Cruz has successfully assisted clients in the management of conditions including Chronic fatigue, Adrenal issues, autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, healthy and permanent weight-loss, digestive health issues like IBS, Crohn’s disease, constipation, and gut flora imbalances like SIBO (Small intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), Hormonal issues in both women and men, general fatigue and Mitochondrial dysfunction, nutritional support through Cancer treatment, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, musculoskeletal issues like arthritis, eczema and psoriasis, allergies, etc.
Ana also enjoys working with people who just want to improve their overall health and gain more understanding about their individual needs and food choices. She uses nutritional therapies, herbs, supplements and whole foods and advises lifestyle practices like yoga, power walking and meditation.
Ana practices a “Food as Medicine” and whole body, whole mind approach to health, digging deep during her one to one consultations to get to the cause of her clients’ condition and addressing it instead of just treating or inhibiting symptoms.
At the initial consultation (allow 90 minutes) a detailed picture of the client’s life story will be taken, this will include life history, family history, current and previous medications, psychological and emotional factors, exercise, stress levels, dietary habits and any symptoms of ill health. These are some of the many factors that will be discussed in -depth during consultation. In certain circumstances, laboratory tests maybe recommended. The client will be given explanations of dietary and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to their condition.
Some people may only need two consultations, while others, who may have more deep-seated issues may feel the need to come back more often in order to meet their nutritional health goals.
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