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For nutrition to be effective and for you to be healthy, you must seek out and find what is right for your own body. This can often turn out to be altogether different from what is right for someone else’s body. Your practitioner at the Northern Integrative Health Practice in Durham can help you find out what’s right for you…


One-to-One Nutrition

Do you have health and performance goals like these?:

  • Manage Weight and Body Composition
  • Control Cravings and Eliminate Hunger between meals
  • Increase Energy and decrease fatigue
  • Overcome Health Challenges: Blood Sugars, Stress, Digestive Health
  • Eliminate and Reduce Food sensitivities, intolerance and allergies
  • Enhanced Mood and sense of well-being
  • Enhance Athletic Performance and Recovery Rates

If you want to achieve these and more and are fed up with one-size-fits-all or fad-diet approaches to nutrition, you may benefit from a more individual approach to you and the food you eat. A One-to-One program with the NIHP specialists can help you find the answers.

Metabolic Typing
Fundamental to achieving health and well-being is the food we eat. Metabolic Typing® recognises that we are individuals on all levels, including our nutritional requirements.

Metabolic Typing® will help you identify the foods that will strengthen your metabolism and avoid foods that weaken your systems. If we can do this then the body will be supplied with the right nutrients and fuel to heal itself.

Orthomolecular Nutrition
Orthomolecular Nutrition also focuses on bio-individuality, recognising that we are individuals on all levels, including our nutritional requirements. Orthomolecular nutrition not only looks at inter-individual differences it also addresses intra-individual differences… so that’s differences within an individual, that can appear from one day to another through stress, injury or disease etc.


How does it work?

You have a genetic potential, which requires certain types and amounts of nutrients in order for you to be at your best. In addition there are many environmental factors (sleep, activity levels, past diet, toxicity, immune health etc) that have an impact.

The key to it is that on any given day you should be eating foods that strengthens your systems. If we eat to our ‘Metabolic Type’ we can balance these systems and provide each and every cell in the body with energy to produce a healthy body and mind.


Where to Start

The best place to start is to book a Nutrition Consultation so that we can analyse your Food Diary, Health History and Situation.

This will enable us to provide an Action Plan that describes the most effective steps for you to take. This may include further assessments to identify your individual nutrition requirements, initial dietary changes, resources and ongoing support options to guide you each step of the way.

Consultation sessions can even be carried out over the phone and less coaching is often required following re-evaluations.

Book an initial Nutrition Consultation or find out more…
Give us a call on 0191 398 0000 or get help & advice from a professional.


For those that want to know more…

Orthomolecular medicine is the restoration and maintenance of health through the administration of adequate amounts of substances that are normally present in the body. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, one of the leading molecular chemists of the century, established this definition of orthomolecular medicine in 1968.

The aging process is typically accelerated as a result of free radical exposure, frequent or chronic inflammation, and toxic exposures (such as to heavy metals or industrial and agricultural hydrocarbons). Reversing this process or slowing it down is one goal of orthomolecular therapy, along with treatment of health problems.”

Book a session with Dr Madeleine Hardus…
Give us a call on 0191 398 0000 or get help & advice from a professional.

BioSignature Development
The BioSignature technique was developed by Charles Poliquin, a world renowned strength and conditioning coach. It is used to improve health and performance for people with a wide variety of goals, from fat loss and health to elite athletic conditioning.

The Principle of The BioSignature Technique
The smooth functioning of our body and our body composition is largely dependent on all of its systems working efficiently and its biochemistry being in balance. When they are out of balance then problems and dysfunction may occur:

Increased body fat % | Greater risk of cardiovascular disease | Disrupted cycles |
Lower energy levels | Reduced brain function | And many others…

By measuring various body fat skin folds on the body we can calculate the distribution of fat about the body. More so, we can easily monitor this distribution as we make changes to nutrition, exercise and lifestyle.

Research indicates that the distribution of body fat is related to hormonal levels, which hold the key to the changes you can make. There maybe one problem area, or several, but once you are armed with this knowledge you can get to work on making targeted choices and changes. The program consists of an initial consultation followed by weekly sessions to monitor and plan the approach to enhanced health and performance including:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Breathing
  • Hydration
  • Sleep and circadian rhythm
  • Toxicity
  • Stress
  • Supplementation


Book a BioSignature session or find out more…
Give us a call on 0191 398 0000 or get help & advice from a professional.

“One man’s food is another man’s poison”
When we successfully balance the systems of the body and enhance their function, we are providing the body with the resources in which to keep us in good health and potentially improve various health conditions we may be experiencing. Doing so can be complementary and effective in the management of:

  • Blood Sugar
  • Stress
  • Adrenal Health
  • Digestive and GI function
  • Immune System conditions
  • Fatigue and Energy issues
  • Weight management and Body Composition
  • Hormonal balance and female cycles
  • Headaches and Migraines


Book a Consultation or find out more…
Give us a call on 0191 398 0000 or get help & advice from a professional.

Choosing the right nutrition at the right time is key to achieving fat loss. Combining Nutrition with the right exercise and lifestyle strategies is the most effective way to achieve your ideal body composition.

“98% of people who start a diet or exercise plan to lose fat, fail.”

Be in the 2% who succeed:
It is essential that your goal is to get healthy to lose fat – not lose fat to get healthy. This subtle difference is the reason why building robust health and balance in your body and mind will enable you to achieve your ideal body composition. Our Practitioners at the NIHP have extensively studied nutrition for body development and can help you achieve your goals during one-to one sessions. Find Out:

  • What to/ not to Eat
  • Which Exercise and How Much
  • Supplement Sense
  • Stress & Fat
  • Tips on How not to Fail

Fat Loss Secrets | Fat Loss Workshops
At the NIHP we run workshops over 12-weeks that do more than just get you to stand on the scales and then sell you some ‘weight loss’ biscuits. The process is based on assessment, individual needs and building a foundation for health.

Book onto the Fat Loss Workshops Here

There are many fad and gimmick-based diet programs out there.

It is a minefield when choosing an approach to follow. However, the golden rule is to never follow a one-size-fits-all method as it is literally pot-luck. When considering yourself as an individual and your body as a whole it is clear that however you go about achieving optimal vitality, it must be specific to the individual… you.

With that said, given the nature of the human body, restoring and balancing health can be a challenging and lengthy process. Remember, to reach your goals you may need to working on a few things at once – cleaning up your diet, reducing toxins, strengthening your immune system and improving digestion, whilst carrying out an exercise program.

Hence why the most enjoyable and effective way is often with the support of a health practitioner and why this program requires weekly one-to-one support for at least 12 weeks.

You must be ready and willing to match your advisor for dedication and commitment on your journey to robust health and fitness.

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Stress, Cortisol and Weight Loss
BioSignature identified increased distribution of body fat around stomach, suggesting high stress levels. Essential Stress-management strategies were used to bring the body back to balance and get lean. In just 1 week, body fat reduced by 1.8%. Healthy reductions continued over 3 months from 19% to 11% body fat. The targeted stomach area enjoyed the greatest loss, at 65%.

Body Management and Martial Arts Strength
Goal – lose body fat% and increase lean mass and Martial Art Strength. Assessments identified fat distribution around abdomen (high stress), injury, over-training, stress, hormonal imbalance, food intolerance and toxicities. Nutrition, corrective exercise and strength training was successfully integrated over 7 months. Body fat reduced from 22% to 14%, weight reduced by 19lbs and lean mass (muscle) increased by 7lbs. A holistic approach in action, leading to improved Martial Arts performances and training.

Metabolic Typing and Sleep Quality
Client complaining of difficulty getting to sleep, restless sleep, frequent waking at night and waking tired. Eating right for their type lead to complete reversal of these symptoms and full nights sleeps for first time in 10 years.


Your Nutrition & Diet Specialist

Madeleine Hardus Nutrition & Lifestyle in Durham


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Nutrition and Metabolic Typing will help you understand the impact different foods are having on your body and recommend improvements for managing your diet and weight with nutritional, exercise and lifestyle advice and continual support to keep you on track.

Nutrition and Diet in Durham and Newcastle35.00 / approx. 60 mins
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