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Dealing with Phobias with Neuro-linguistic programming and craniosacral therapy

Fear seems to be one of our innate system that can either save us from danger or in our modern lives, keep us frozen in time. When a certain event that caused a strong fear, from childhood to adults, and that fear is reinforced day by day, then anxiety and phobias starts to arise. How we deal with our fears, it depends on our inner resources. Some people or children, might develop a phobia or anxiety attack in certain situation and others will be absolutely fine. This all depends on the unconscious and the memory that we retain. Quite often the negative fear memory or the event can be distorted and exaggerated by the mind. It depends on the internal support that that child or adult has and the external support. The negative fear loop can be changed in an adult by seeing the events in a different way and in a safe space. For children is reinforcing the safety of the event or possible danger with advice, e.g., if a child is scared of the dark, reassuring that child that is ok and he is safe even in the dark will help them waking up in the middle of the night terrorized if the light is off. This is a small example. In adults’ phobias can be stemming from a single event and reinforced every time that something triggered that memory. With NLP and CST, we work together in changing that memory so that the person feels ok.

For example, one of my clients was terrorized of snake, even if he saw them on a newspaper. We worked with Craniosacral therapy and NLP to reduce that fear, so that he could travel, with cautious but not terrorized of moving or travelling, where possibly snakes would be around. Obviously, he would be careful of not stepping into one, but he could see a film and read magazines, where snakes were presents, without triggering his fight and flight stress response or even a panic attack.

Where and how fear is sensed, which then could become a phobia:

  • Ears – a certain sound can trigger the fear from an event, e.g., if you grew up in a war zone and then moved away, fireworks or a car backfiring would trigger that stress/fear response.
  • Eyes – Seeing anything that would remind you of a certain event would trigger the stress/fear response (mainly the amygdala, a gland in our brain that senses fear and then send the signal to another gland (hypothalamus) for the stress response to be activated.
  • Touch – The sensation of touching something that reminds you of the fear, will lead again to that stress response.
  • Memory/unconscious or conscious: Just thinking of a particular event or similar would lead to the stress response.
  • Sensing/taste/smell: All this sensation will trigger the stress response to the event or similar situation that caused exaggerated fear.
  • Knowing/feel of energy around us: For the most sensitive people, that sense of knowing that something is dangerous will lead to that stress response.

The right amygdala seems to be more connected and activated with fear conditioning, while the left is more connected with the non-conditioning fears. The conditioning fears are the ones that were strengthen by society or growing up and the environmental circumstances, while the non-conditioning one could be related to one event or thought. Phobias are persistent fears of situations, activities, or even avoidance of people or gender. People with this type of fear, will work very hard to avoid it at all cost. In my life I have encountered people who were terrorized of feathers. This type of fear, could lead the person to stay indoors more often as feathers are very difficult to avoid from the birds and pigeons. There are children that are terrorized of dogs, even though they have never had a traumatic event. This could easily be reinforced by the responsible adults who might have had a bad experience with dogs themselves, or other religious reasons. Another example of phobias is taken a lift, or going through a tunnel. This again can be life restricting experience if not dealt with.

Fear conditioning has been studied in numerous species, from snails to humans.

  • In humans, conditioned fear is often measured with verbal report and galvanic skin response (the hair raises up in fear).
  • In other animals, conditioned fear is often measured with freezing (a period of watchful immobility) or fear potentiated startle (the augmentation of the startle reflex by a fearful stimulus).
  • Changes in heart rate breathing and muscle responses, and eventually panic attack, which will lead to phobias.

A number of theorists have argued that conditioned fear coincides substantially with the mechanisms, both functional and neural, of clinical anxiety disorders.

There is a direct relationship between the activation of the amygdala and the level of anxiety the subject feels. Fear responses can include freeze, startles and increase in heart rate and sweating.

People with exaggerated fears or phobias, quite often trigger a stress response, even by anticipating the possible event or conditioned that they are scared about. A person can be into a panic by just thinking that they will go through a tunnel the next day. Another possible scenario is meeting a manager at work that has caused constant stress, hence, the person might physically be ill all the time, when they need to meet the manager one to one or in a group session.

The solution, which is easy and long lasting, that I found works for many people with fears/phobia is Neuro-linguistic programming and craniosacral therapy together.

This might take one or more session to reboot the brain to settle in a more relaxed and balanced way. It depends on the history of the person on how long it will take to get to a balance state of mind.

The phobia might go on the first session, but the way a person deals with any emotional threat might take a bit more.

Book your first consultation by emailing Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) at or calling her on 07956662954

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET practitioner – R-Craniosacral therapist – Neuro-linguistic programming practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Inheritance Trauma – What it is and what you can do?

There are many researches now that mention the possible connection with the trauma from grandparents to the grandchildren. We have many memory cells and since the first human on earth we have learned from experience and passed on that experience via our memory cells. If somebody was eaten by a tiger, or worse, the survivor human who saw it or witness it, would have that memory in them and pass on that trauma to the next generation for them to be aware of the tiger. It could be that the human would stay away from the tiger as an inner instinct that was pass on in our memory cells (all theory as this is very difficult to show in the scientific way).

© Inheritance Trauma

The research and studies done so far have connected trauma from past generation to the new generation, and especially the Holocaust survivors and the grandchildren of the survivor where it seems to be a connection between the “Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPA-axis). This means the stress response in certain situation is much higher than any other person that did not have parents with traumatic events.

My small sample of that is that my grandparents suffered more scarcity of food, and my parents growing up had the same. I grew up with my parents making sure that we always had enough food or plenty of food, and still to these days my mum stores more food that they can ever eat. During the pandemic, that was even more essential due to fear of not being able to get to the supermarket for food. So, for my parents, food or lack of, is the biggest enemy.

And in some way, that might have been passed on to me in an unconscious way, hence my choice of becoming a nutritionist and making food also my priority in some way or another.

In many studies, the traumatic events are only imprinted in some way in the cellular memory, when the survivor of the trauma reacted to the trauma with long term stress response and lifestyle changes. With the pandemic for example, everyone has been affected in some way or another, but many people have been affected more strongly according to the way they can cope with stress and life challenging. This seems to be in accordance to how their own parents dealt with stressful situation, unless they learn another way of dealing with traumatic events or have healed whatever trauma they had themselves in the past or their grandparents.

I have seen this ancestral healing many times in the craniosacral sessions and now with the neuro-linguistic programming, where the person is linking the possible trauma with a past ancestral trauma, which comes either from the father or mother side. It is amazing to see once that is healed, how the person life unfolds in a different direction and behavior for future stressful event. In some studies, the transgenerational transmission of trauma (TTT) has been connected to not only the holocaust grandchildren, but from survivors of war trauma, childhood sexual abuse, refugees, torture victims and many other samples. Even though there have been a lot of studies, it is very hard to prove such a thing as a genetic transmission of trauma.

Energetically I can say yes, this is what happens, as I have seen that many times in my own clients for the past 10 years through craniosacral therapy. Scientifically harder to prove. In reality as long as my clients gets better, that is where my loyalties go, rather than having a scientific evidence of it. Even with the placebo effect, if it works, well it works. If the clients feel much better after letting go of a trauma that was not theirs to keep or to hold on to, well it is good to let it go!

In some of the research on the topic, some of the children or grandchildren have nightmares of being chased and tortured like they were living their parents lives during the war. Where do the dreams come from? Considering that in the studies the children did not see any of the war films and I am sure their parents will never put them through that, where do the nightmares come from?

“Epigenetics is defined as the study of heritable changes in gene expression that are not due to changes in the underlying DNA sequence” (Kellermann N.P.F.).

The gene expression changes will be the consequence of environmental stress and major emotional trauma that would leave a mark on the memory cells. Our body will carry this type of memory in all our body cells, this includes eggs in women and sperm in men. This memory is then passed on into the new born chromosomes and hence will be processed as their own trauma. This will lead to a constant reminder of past events, our own or our ancestor’s past.

This type of memory can be passed on from generation to generation, if not solved and let go.

From the start of my craniosacral therapy and healing learning, I have been healing and clearing not only my past childhood trauma, but also my ancestor’s trauma.

I cleared that for my next generation too, energetically, so that the trauma will not be carried on to the next generation. I know that the healing works, as I can see the changes in myself and also subsequently through my next generation

This concept cannot be understood by the logical mind, and hence is impossible to explain it in a sound and scientific way, as I mentioned above. Remember if it works, it works!


  1. Kelermann NPF (2013). Epigenetic transmission of Holocaust trauma: can nightmares be inherited? Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci.
  2. Ali B Rodgers AB & Bale TL (2015). Germ Cell Origins of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Risk: The Transgenerational Impact of Parental Stress Experience. Biol Psychiatry

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapy – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapy – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Loss of taste and smell, with or without COVID-19

Olfactory sensory and gustatory both to function well depends on the nerve receptors, the G protein that are found in our mouth and nose and they are both connected to the brain function through neurological connections.

A healthy person has got more than 10.000 taste buds and about 100 million of receptors for the sense of smell.

  • Both the sense of smell and taste are connected to the nerve brain function and in particular to certain cranial nerves. And both need certain nutrients such as sodium and energy production to make up either the smell or the taste that we need.
  • So, lots of vitamins and minerals from our diet, including some sodium or salt.
  • The main sensory tastes are five: sour, sweet, salt, bitter and umami taste, which taste of meat. Any other taste is usually made of the combination of these five primary ones.
  • If we eat a lot of salty foods though, our taste of salty food will be more developed than any other taste and if we eat more of the sweet food than our sweet taste is more. The good news is that if you avoid too much of the salty foods or sweet food, the taste changes within two weeks, and hence you might be craving less of too much salt or too much sweet, this goes for meat or any of the primary tastes.
  • In a healthy person, any food that does not taste good will be avoided, this is part of our survival mechanism. I wonder if with allergies, many people avoid certain foods after they reacted once with them as part of the survival mechanism. This mechanism is the connection with the neurological part of our brain.
  • Usually with NAET method, that brain connection to a certain allergen is rebooted and hence a healthy food or food group can be reintroduced without the brain giving the signal to attack it through the immune system.
  • New olfactory receptors (neuron receptors) are replaced every month, and they are the only mature neurons receptors that would do this in our body. The smell receptors and neurological pathway are connected also to the tear glands, hence when there is a strong odor usually will lead to crying.
  • Did you know that women often have a higher sense of smell than men, especially during ovulation?
  • Did you know that smoking reduces the sense of smell strongly, and in long term smoking will damage the olfactory receptors permanently?
  • Age also reduces the sense of smell, from 65 years old onwards.
  • Did you know that zinc deficiency can lead also to loss of sense of smell and taste?
  • Head injury can reduce or destroy your sense of smell and taste and certain drugs, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer and anti-histamine, steroids, will all reduce the sense of smell.
  • Did you know that emotions are also connected to the sense of taste? Hence it is possible that when we crave certain foods, might be due to the state we are in. Recognizing that state of emotion can also stop craving and eating certain unhealthy foods.
  • Eating sweet foods evoke emotions of pleasure and bitter ones can cause expression of disgust even in newborn babies. It is because of this link that humans and animal learn to avoid certain foods to avoid having an upset digestive system.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapy – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapy – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Introduction to Nutritional Therapy video course

Introduction to Nutritional Therapy video course

This is a course for everyone who is curious about nutrition and how our human body function with the nutrients and food that is ingested every day. It is for parents also to understand the dietary requirements for their children to grow at an optimum level. For everyone that is curious to know how our body function so that our immunity is strong when fighting any viruses or bacteria. What happens if you do not have enough of a particular nutrient or food group, and how much each nutrient interacts with another in a synergetic way so that everything functions well.

Our body functions depend on our diet, and what we eat will shape our health!

This is what you are going to learn in this video course (for beginners, all therapists but not nutritional therapist)

Introduction to Nutritional Therapy outline

Lesson 1. Introduction to Nutritional therapy

Lesson 2. Carbohydrate, protein and fats

Lesson 3. Water soluble vitamins

Lesson 4. Fat soluble vitamins

Lesson 5. Macro minerals

Lesson 6. Microminerals

Bonus PDF information on the “Stress response”

To order the links for the videos click on the below button to purchase it. (Please, do not share any of the video with anyone else, as that is a copyright and you can be fined, each link is linked to the person that is buying the course).

Course fee is only £ 16.00

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

How to reduce cholesterol


Cholesterol is found naturally in the body including the liver, blood, brain, nerves and bile. It is produced mainly in the liver and is used for digestion (bile acids), membrane integrity and as a sex hormone precursor. If the body does not use up cholesterol, it remains in the blood, where it can become oxidised and form plaques or lesions on the artery walls.

Two types of cholesterol

LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) – the ‘bad’ cholesterol that picks up cholesterol and deposits it in the arteries and tissues. It appears that LDL cholesterol may only become harmful when it is oxidised.

HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) – the ‘good’ cholesterol that picks up cholesterol and transports it back to the liver for elimination.

Oxidised cholesterol in the blood

Oxidised cholesterol enters the blood in a variety of ways:

Processed foods

Environmental pollution



Metabolism of animal products

Dietary and Lifestyle Applications

Sugar is the biggest factor for high cholesterol levels, reducing starch and sugar from the diet will result in a decrease of blood fat levels.

It is important not to follow a low fat diet, but to decrease the amount of damaged fats consumed, while increasing amounts of essential fats

Fish oils have been shown to lower blood cholesterol

Fibre binds cholesterol and bile acids and promotes their excretion.

Oat bran and brown rice bran are excellent sources of fibre (not wheat bran)

Avoid saturated fats

Avoid hydrogenated fats

Mono unsaturated fats (olive oil, avocado), and polyunsaturated fats (seeds, vegetable oils) have been shown to lower cholesterol.

Avoid coffee. Some studies suggest that coffee consumption  increases cholesterol levels.

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapy – NAET – R-craniosacral therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Brain connected to the gut, and gut connected to the brain

There are more and more evidence now days that the gut health is connected to the brain and vice-versa. Now it is also essential that you pay attention to the brain that is connected to the gut.

Your state of mind will make you choose what you want to eat, drink and exercise that you want to do as well.

A good way to start your morning and finish your day is to do some affirmation, and specifically the power of “I AM…………”, is what we are talking about here today:

” I AM LOVE” –








“I AM …….

You can add anything that you need in your life and repeat the I AM few times a day in your mind or aloud, or at least when you wake up in the morning and evening!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

The importance of B12 from babies/children to adults:

B12 is one of the vitamins that have been given less importance till people becomes vegans and then lots more research started to show up. B12 is connected to the liver function as well as the stomach.

Baby on Hands
Baby on hands.

The liver contains an anti-pernicious-anaemia factor called cobalamin, which is a form of B12. B12 is essential for growth in animals and humans, hence essential to have a good supply of B12 during pregnancy, especially if have been vegan for a long time, as B12 storage might be low.

Of the compounds group of B12 the most active in humans is the cyanocobalamin. All of the B12 compound contain cobalt (hence the names).

  • The key functions of the B12 compounds are growth, homocysteine reduction, maintenance of nerve issues (hence was connected to the possibility of having stomach inflammation in children and possibly autism in past research).
  • B12 is also a co-enzyme for various other vitamin, it means that without the B12 other nutrients function might be affected. Some of the nutrients are niacin, riboflavin and manganese. B12 works with folic acid and B6 to reduce the homocysteine levels.
  • Key function in the making of nucleic acids such as thymine (part of the DNA) and the formation of deoxyribose from ribose (essential part of RNA ribose, and deoxyribose DNA).
  • B12 keeps the body antioxidant that is found the liver called glutathione in a biological reduce state (essential for detox of the body toxins).
  • B12 is also a key factor in one of the fat metabolisms.

Vitamin B12 absorption can be low especially if there is a disruption in the gastric function. There is an intrinsic factor compound that allows the B12 to be absorbed, and with intestinal tract problems this factor is absent.

Why deficiency occur:

  • B12 main known symptoms of deficiency is pernicious anaemia. In this case only injection of B12 can reduce the deficiency, as often is the absorption the problem for this or being vegan for a very long time without considering the intake of B12.
  • People that have been taking proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers for more than 12 months are at risk of low B12.
  • People with any Irritable bowel disease, taking metformin for more than 4 months, people who have had gastric surgery and any other bowel surgery needs B12 injection, strict vegan needs to consider supplementing B12 especially if they are considering having children. People with Irritable bowel syndrome and any allergy affecting their bowel they need to consider B12 sublingual as well.
  • In mild cases the deficiency will show from mild fatigue to neurological problems. Has B12 is stored in the liver, a person can be ok for 10 years till the symptoms appear.

In babies and children of mothers with low storage of B12 it can be quite low, hence do watch if the baby has a problem with the bowel, gets constipated or has diarrhoea especially after weaning or the mother has been vegetarian and eating no eggs or vegan.

  • In animal research B12 deficiency will result in poor growth rate and low brain development, as well as eyes and bone problems.
  • Neurologic manifestations are caused by progressive demyelination and can include peripheral neuropathy, areflexia (muscles do not respond to stimulus).
  • Loss of proprioception and vibratory sense (this also can be seen in autistic children). Areflexia can be permanent if neuronal death occurs in the posterior and lateral spinal cord tracts, again watch this in babies and children.
  • Maternal vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy or while breastfeeding may lead to neural tube defects, developmental delay, failure to thrive, hypotonia, ataxia, and anaemia.
  • In my experience food involved in the disruption of the intestinal tract from babies to children to adults are dairy foods, gluten or wheat, eggs, soy products in some and possibly chilly foods.

Humans need about 3 to 5 micrograms of B12 daily. If the person has a lot of stomach problems, poor absorption of all nutrients, they need to make sure to sort that out before low nutrients develop.

The vitamin is stored in the liver and usually in pregnancy B12 is passed on from the mother to the baby via the placenta. B12 elimination is via urine.

About 30% of B12 is destroyed in food by cooking.

B12 is found mainly in animal food: meat, fish, cheese, eggs, cheese, and some fortified cereals, even though if on a vegan diet, I would suggest to take a sublingual B12, especially if you plan to have a baby. This is essential for men too.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

NLP (neuro linguistic programming)

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Any face-to-face appointment till further notice will be under the current guidelines, and a Waiver/disclaimer is mandatory to be signed before the appointment click here to read more.

What does NLP do for you?

  • Eliminates inappropriate emotions of anger, sadness, fear, pain and more that no longer serve. Usually, these inappropriate feelings might be stuck within you since childhood and they might stop you for moving forward into your positive life and the life that you want.
  • Works on fears and phobias
  • Can stop you from smoking ever again in just one session
  • Can motivate you in losing weight or making healthy eating choices
  • Can get you from negative thinking mode to positive thinking mode
  • Can help you achieve the goal that you always wanted to achieve
  • Easier childbirth
  • Resolving inner conflicts
  • Overcome personal barriers to success
  • Feel more confident
  • Better communication with yourself and others
  • Weight loss
  • Sport performance
  • Better spelling
  • Conflict dispute resolution with yourself and others
  • Improves your focus

In my work NLP is combined with Nutritional Advice and/or craniosacral/distance healing treatments click here to download and fill in a health check form, prior to your first consultation, all the details need to be accurate, including address and phone numbers. All information is kept in a safe place and look at only by me. No details are shared with anybody else. Email me the forms for the online session. For full nutritional advice look at the page for that. click here

Price for 1 hour is £ 50.00 (online) – For NLP – for face to face craniosacral therapy and NLP £ 55.00.

Price for 1 hour and half £ 90.00 (online) – Face-to-face craniosacral therapy and NLP £ 110.00

Fee for 1st consultation and 1 hour and half what’s up/zoom or skype consultation is £ 90.00, follow up and 1 hour is £ 50.00.

To be paid one day prior to the consultation by bank transfer the details will be send to you when you ask and book your appointment.

Payment via bank transfer 24 to 48 hours prior to the session.

Refund after 24hours or cancellations are not done. There is a 48 hours cancellation policy and full fee is charged if cancelled after that.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP Practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Distance Healing and NLP combined treatment

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Distance healing treatments (under the Angel Guide Certificate) and NLP combined treatment

How it works:

We arrange a time slot for the sessions to start and finish. A 10 to 20 minutes chat and NLP tool if appropriate will be suggested during the chat.

I will ask to fill the same form as any of my treatments for the health check form prior to the treatments.

The distance healing will be done only if the person is suitable for that and I will ask questions prior to the treatments and paid session via email.

After receiving the health check form and the understanding the distance healing is as powerful and healing as face to face craniosacral therapy, in a different way. The distance healing might not suit everyone.

I will explain how to go ahead with the distance healing during my initial chat.

I will ask the person to set an alarm clock for 45 minutes after the initial chat for the healing to take place. You might find that during the healing sessions, you feel various feelings and sensation or clearing and body adjusting to the healing. The treatment will have the same benefit of craniosacral Therapy, click here to see the benefit of it.

I suggest that during the 1-hour session, you will be in a safe and peaceful room where you will not be disturbed for the 1 hour. Ignore door bells, phone calls and any other distractions. It is your responsibility to make sure that you will not be disturbed during your healing.

I will teach the anchoring of safety, in case during the healing session you might experiences an inappropriate negative reaction or emotions. We will have a chat about it after the 45 minutes finishes. During the actual distance healing our phone will be off or in silence as for not getting disturbed. Make sure that the alarm on your phone or clock is on snoozer in case you fall deeply asleep.

I will summarize what I felt during the session that needed attention. Usually like craniosacral therapy, a body balance and adjustment will happen from straight away to 5 days and longer after the session. Any more questions about the distance healing can be answered via email prior to the appointment.

In order for you to book your time slot, you need to email me and we talk about what your need is.

Below is how you can book your place.

Fee for the NLP treatment and more same as a normal one (online only) face to face is £ 50.00, to be paid at least one day prior to the consultation by bank transfer to Maria Esposito she will send the details to you when you ask.

Paypal payments click on the button below for distance craniosacral healing (this is extra healing)

There is a 24 hours cancellation policy for the bookings and any cancellation after that will be charged at full price.

Some of the changes will take place from during the sessions for some people, up to five days after the treatment.

Some of the changes needs to be implemented by the person, as any suggestions given are valid according to my experiences and it is essential that you follow them to see what works and what needs to be changed still.

© Maria Esposito BSc (hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Angel Guide therapist

Nutritional Therapy plus

Any face to face appointment till further notice will be under the current guidelines, and a Waiver/disclaimer is mandatory to be signed before the appointment click here to read more. Face to face appointment for 1st consultation of 1 hour and half are £ 110.00 Online for 1st consultation is £ 90.00. Click here to see my safety guidelines for face to face sessions

It has long been known that a nutritionally balanced diet improves a person’s mental and physical health and provides a general sense of well-being. However, an imbalanced diet or one that contains foods to which an individual is allergic or intolerant to may lead to adverse health conditions such as digestive disorders, low energy or mood swings.

Each person is different…

While there are general guidelines to a good, balanced diet and people should consume a wide variety of foods, a person’s unique biochemical make up may mean that he or she should eat certain foods and avoid others.

Nutritional Therapy (NT) looks at the individual’s diet and lifestyle in order to identify and correct biochemical imbalances that may lead to body dysfunction. NT works to locate the root of the problem and help the body heal itself.

A NT consultation enables the practitioner to make an in-depth analysis of an individual’s diet and discover the aspects that could be causing health problems.

Studies and research have shown that minerals, diet and vitamins can have a positive effect on certain conditions such as:

Migraines and headaches 

Sinus problems

Food intolerances/Allergies

Long COVID symptoms

Skin problems

Female hormonal and menstrual imbalances 

Arthritis (improving life quality)

Weight problems

Lack of energy

Bloating, constipation, diarrhoea

Frequent colds and infections

Premenstrual syndrome


Irritable Bowel syndrome

Preconception care – Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition 

For all the conditions above a medical check up should have been done for the diagnoses of each condition.

The Nutritional therapist looks at the optimum nutrition which encompasses individual prescriptions for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and to promote optimal gene expression through all life stages. Recommendations may include guidance on natural detoxification, procedures to promote colon health, methods to support digestion and absorption, the avoidance of toxins or allergens and the appropriate use of supplementary nutrients, including phytonutrients. Nutritional therapists advise on each person’s unique dietary and nutritional needs for metabolic and hormonal homeostasis, using a variety of biochemical and functional tests to inform recommended protocols and programmes.

Nutrition in pregnancy main points of importance:


The baby needs minerals, vitamins, essential fats, some fats, proteins and carbohydrates to develop in the womb as well as grown in the last stages. The first 12 weeks are quite important as well as the hearts, the brain and all the basis of the baby is formed, the rest of the 6 months are about growth and make that beautiful planned baby into a more define body (the first 12 weeks is making the baby imprint, the rest of the months is about defining all the details).

The mother needs to supply the baby with all these nutrients as well as getting rid of the toxins formed in the baby especially in the last few months of the pregnancy. The mother needs to be in her optimum nutritional status for the baby and her own health. The mother body will give all the nutrients that the baby needs even if she is low, leaving the mother with deficiency of many nutrients if she is not eating properly and with as much nutrient efficient as she needs to be. Iron needs to be at its optimum state by the 3rd month in the mother so that she or the baby will not be low in the last stage, iron is one of the things that the milk, even breast milk will be low if the mother is low on that and the baby will not have much till he/she starts other foods. It will take a long time for the mother and baby to get to the normal iron state.

Other nutrients that are needs are essential fats (omega 3 and 6) for the developing of the brain and nerves function in the baby. The mother again needs to have a good supply for her to be able to retain some of her own essential fats and make sure that the baby has got plenty when in her womb and after as well. These are only two nutrients that essential for the baby and the mothers, the list is greater than these, and the mother nutrition during pregnancy is very important to supply them to the baby and herself in order to feel great after the birth and ready to function well. ….Atopic parents (prone to allergies or have allergies) can also affect the baby when born or when breastfed. A varied  diet or even eliminating the food that the mother knows that herself or the father is reacting to, also helps the baby to have a reduced reaction to these foods.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral therapist – NLP – Certified Angel Guide