About Kirsty Terry
Functional Medicine Nutritionist, DNA Life, Bioresonance & RTT™ Practitioner
Kirsty Terry MSc, BSc, R(Nutr), FNTP, AFMCP™, RTT™
I’m a Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Bioresonance, DNA Life and RTT™ Practitioner, specialising in the the gut-brain connection and how it affects your overall health.
Hello and Welcome
Hi, I’m Kirsty, as a natural health practitioner it’s not part of my role to diagnose diseases or treat symptoms, my clients come to me after they have been to their GP, have their diagnosis and want to know what they can do to improve their health instead of just managing their symptoms with medications.
Think of me as a health detective working with you to help you discover why you got sick, or what is preventing you from being the best version of you! I’m here to help you uncover the ‘root cause of your symptoms and understand what is making sick, stuck or just fed-up! Once you know what is at the root cause the, I can help you change those habits which are no longer serving you and implement lifestyle changes required so you can to achieve your optimum health and fulfil your potential.
We start by exploring your life history, to understand where you may have been exposed to any toxic living (either environmental, stress or trauma), and them we will look at lifestyle habits which include: how you eat, how you sleep, how you move your body, what you do for stress reduction and how (or if) you support your body with essential nutrients as needed and whether there are any habits or behaviours holding you back. Through this exploration we discover a tailored plan for you to create healing on all levels including the physical and emotional.
I have chosen this work because of my passion help my clients feel well, without simply masking symptoms with medications, and also appreciating how life exposures and events contribute to the ‘How we are feeling today?’, The functional medicine approach in combination with energy medicine is a wonderful way to get to the root cause and work with the natural arts of healing, and modalities which are non-invasive, pain and drug-free.
I graduated from Manchester University with a BSc Food Science, Bristol University with an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Heath. I am a registered Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist and have completed CPD training in Functional Medicine through The Institute for Integrative Medicine and is a graduate of The Institute for Functional Medicine AFMCP™. I am Rapid Transformation Therapist RTT™, a DNA Life practioner and have over 12 years practicing meditation and minfulness and Silva graduate.
The Functional Medicine Approach
Conventional, Traditional or Allopathic medicine aims to identify ‘WHAT’ you have, and based on your symptoms matches a diagnosis or named disease, for which there is then a medicated prescription to help to alleviate or suppress the symptoms, and can help to reduce pain or suffering. The functional medicine approach treats the person not the disease, so whilst you may have a diagnosis to tell you ‘WHAT’ your diagnosis is, Functional Medicine determines ‘HOW’ and ‘WHY’ illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. Kirsty uses breakthrough health screening technologies and the functional medicine 5R approach to health to uncover the hidden cause of why people feel the way they feel. She takes great pride in delivering personalised treatment programs which rely on a range of natural therapies and modalities which are non-invasive, pain and drug-free, to help her clients heal their health and strengthen their immunity. In Functional Medicine, the 5R’s of the digestive tract are the foundation to establishing health and strengthening immunity.
Remove stressors: get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the GI tract including allergic foods (gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs and sugar which can lead to food sensitivities), infections (parasites and ptential problematic bacteria or yeast), and gastric irritants like environmental toxins (chemicals, or heavy metals).
Replace digestive secretions: add back things like digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and bile acids that are required for proper digestion and that may be compromised by diet, medications, diseases, aging, or other factors.
Help beneficial bacteria flourish by ingesting probiotic foods or supplements that contain the “good” GI bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species, and by consuming the high soluble fiber foods that good bugs like to eat, called prebiotics.
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms found in the gut that are also called “friendly bacteria.” Probiotics in the form of supplements or food are often needed to help reestablish a balanced gut flora. Fermented foods, such as yogurt, miso, and tempeh are food sources of probiotics.
Prebiotics are food ingredients that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms already in the colon. In other words, prebiotics feed probiotics.
Help the lining of the GI tract repair itself by supplying key nutrients that can often be in short supply in a compromised gut, such as zinc, antioxidants (e.g. vitamins A, C, and E), fish oil, and the amino acid glutamine, as well as herbs such as slippery elm and aloe vera. Choosing one of the IFM food plans will be essential to provide to supply all the required nutrients.
Consider the other lifestyle choices which contribute to health: Sleep, Exercise, and Stress can all affect the GI tract. Improving and Balancing those activities with lifestyle modifications is important optimal health.
Our Commitment to you
We strive to fully understand the needs and concerns of our clients and we will work closely with you to ensure you optimum health is restored. To help ensure your health is improved, we offer extensive in-house real-time health screening and pride ourself in being able to provide natural therapeutic solutions in our customized treatment programs. Helping you address your health challenges is our passion and number one priority and we are supported by some of the leading edge natural health care providers to do so.
What type of training have you received?
I am a functional medicine nutritionist and bio-resonance health screening practitioner. As well as my University qualifications, which are grounded in food science, biochemistry, microbiology, and epidemiology, I have received training in the biomedical and bioenergetic healing modalities with various leading natural health clinics in addition to extensive training in functional nutrition, neurology, GI tract, detoxification as well as the better known diagnosis hats of ‘Autism Spectrum Conditions’ and Lyme disease.
Are you a medical doctor?
No, I am a functional medicine nutritionist and bio-resonance health screening practitioner. I am registered as a Nutritionist with the The Nutrition Society and a Nutritional Therapist with the FNTP and I am insured by Balens for all the modalities and health screening technologies I use.
Do you prescribe medications?
No. I do not prescribe or make recommendations about prescription medications or controlled substances. Your GP is your prescribing medical doctor who will manage all medications. I use a range of natural, non-invasive, drug-free methods such as nutritional therapy, herbs, supplements, stress management techniques and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal function and health.
Do you diagnose symptoms?
No. I do not diagnose symptoms or make recommendations about a diagnosis. Your GP is your diagnosing medical doctor who will interpret your symptoms as a diagnosis. I use the latest non-invasive health screening technology to identify the underlying causes of disease such as the core imbalances and dysfunctions and advise a complementary treatment plan alongside that of your GP to promote optimal health and vitality.
Do you accept health insurance?
No. This type of treatment is above the standard of care, therefore must be covered on a private basis. We do everything we can to make sure Functional Medicine approach is accessible to everyone! By using our own real-time health screening technology, we negate the need to work with the labs and can save our clients a considerable amount of money and time that would have been spent on biomedical testing. This allows us to focus on the solution to wellness. All of our clients are working class, people with a desire to be their best health by understanding and correcting their underlying health challenges rahter than suppressing symptoms with medications.
Do you work outside of Gloucestershire?
Yes, I offer national consultation and health screening via telephone or Skype for those who can provide a hair or nail sample. I can consult without health screening world wide.
How long will my treatment take?
This depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, how long you’ve had it, how much time, energy and attention you’re willing to devote to treatment, and how well you respond to treatment. In general, health programs for acute illnesses can take 1 to 3 appointments, whereas more chronic illnesses can take three to six months to start to feel a difference with maintenance for up to twelve months, but most clients will start to feel an improvement within the first month.
How much will a functional medicine treatment approach cost?
We do not accept every patient. We only want to take on patients we believe we can improve their overall health. The application process would start with setting up an initial free webcam or phone evaluation and if we believe our approach can support your healing journey, we will advise you which of our health consultations is suitable for you. The investment depends on several factors, including the complexity of your condition, the extent of health screening required, the combination of natural medicines and other therapies needed during treatment, and the number of consultations you receive. We do everything we can to make Functional Medicine affordable to the average person. Again, most if not all of our patients are normal, working class people who want to improve their health.
How do I find out if your approach can help my symptoms?
The best way to determine whether we can help is to schedule an initial free SKYPE or phone evaluation. This gives us an opportunity to learn more about your health challenges and goals, and gives you the chance to ask any questions you might have. There’s no obligation. Then we can find out if one of our full consultation is right for you. During the comprehensive consultation with we would go over your health history in detail, and go over your previous lab work. We then run our in-house real-time health screening protocols to understand where you are currently and what steps you need to take next.
How to find out more?
To find out more about how the natural healing arts and the lastest scientific health screening technologies can help. Request an initial FREE chat to discuss your health challenges and how I can help
Kirsty Terry, founder of Equilibrium Health, is an MSc Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Bio-resonance Health Screening Practitioner. She works with you and your family to identify symptoms of leaky gut syndrome, which can lead to auto-immune disease’s such as IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis, Chronic illness such as Chronic fatigue and Lymes disease through to children with Autism Spectrum Conditions. She uses a range of modalities and technologies which are non-invasive, painless and a drug-free natural approach to help her clients achieve their optimum health and vitality!
MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health BSc (Hons) Food Science & Nutrition ASYRA™ Advanced Bioenergetic Health Screening SCENAR™ Advanced Practitioner (Level 3) RTT™ Rapid Transformational Therapist Diploma in Food Health & Hygiene Reiki Master
Functional Medicine – The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Nutritionist – Association for Nutrition (AfN), Nutritional Therapist – Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP) Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) – Insurance for all the above therapies by Balens. She also appears on ‘Find a Practitioner’ websites for IFM, RTT™, ASYRA™, SCENAR™ and The Autism Directory.
Registered Nutritionist R(Nutr) Nutritional Therapist (FNTP) Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT™) IFIM – Certification in Integrative Medicine (current), Functional Neurology & Neurotranmitters, IFM – Introduction for Functional Medicine IFM – A Systems Approach to Reversing the Epidemic of Chronic Disease IFM – Detox Advanced Practice Moddule: Toxins and Illness IFM – Toxins and Illness: Paranoid Fantasy or Legitimate Threat? IFM – Functional Nutrition: Clinical Solutions for Addressing the Underlying Causes of Disease IFM – Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP™) CNM – Make your own Organic Skincare Products Klinghardt Institute – Autism Solutions – October 2015 Klinghardt Institute – Lyme Solutions – February 2016 Klinghardt Institute – Autism Solutions – February 2018 Homoeoprophylaxis – The Complete Practitioner’s Course – November 2017