What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional 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 helps the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing. A large part of the nutritional therapy process is to educate the patient thereby giving them the tools to make healthy choices regarding diet and lifestyle. Nutritional Therapy complements conventional medicine it is not intended to replace or compete with the primary health care provider.
Why use Nutritional Therapy?
Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms.
Nutritional therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to define personalised nutrition plan rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutrition and lifestyle solutions to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and inte gumentary [skin, hair, nails]).
Typical priorities in a nutritional therapy consultation are to provide the support to enable you to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum digestive health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.