It is truly inspirational to see Nutritional Therapy in practice, each person is different, however, when they take control of their health by making changes to diet and lifestyle the results are truly amazing.
HEALTH: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.World Health Organisation, 1948
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and peak performance. Nutritional Therapy can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these contribute to symptoms. This approach allows the nutritional therapist to work with people on many levels by addressing nutritional imbalances and supporting the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and will take time to define a personalised nutrition plan rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been repeatedly shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body.
Typical priorities in those seeking nutritional therapy consultations are
- feeling tired all the time, lacking motivation
- struggling to lose weight
- anxiety, low mood or memory difficulties
- digestion or IBS
- reaction to foods
- support of hormonal changes e.g. menopause
Nutritional Therapy uses:
- modification to diet
- lifestyle changes
- nutritional supplements
- functional testing*
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Advanced Hormone Profiling
- Organic acid tests (comprehensive method of nutritional evaluation)
- Food Intolerance Testing
* An initial consultation must be completed before any testing is undertaken – if you have previously used functional testing I am happy to use this in my first assesment where I have experience of the tests.
Nutritional therapy is a complementary practice working alongside your GP or current health provider.