What is Nutritional Therapy?

 

 

 

 

Nutritional science recognises that the benefit of food goes far beyond calories, carbohydrates, protein and fats. The food we eat contains complex molecules that have a profound effect on our health. Food is information 

 

The correct nutrition and lifestyle choices can support the optimum function of the major systems of the

body including the digestive, cardiovascular, endocrine (hormonal), nervous, reproductive, immune and

integumentary (hair, skin and nails) systems.

 

 

 

 

Nutritional Therapy and Lifestyle Medicine is a recognised complementary therapy which applies principles from the latest research

in nutritional science to support these systems and promote optimum health and peak performance. 

 

Nutritional therapists can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how they can contribute to symptoms

by using a functional medicine approach. This approach considers how factors such as diet, exercise,

external stressors and internal metabolic processes have an impact on the health of all the systems of

our body and mind, and further considers how these systems are linked.

 

Nutritional therapy recognises that each human being has a unique biochemical makeup. The concept of biochemical individuality underpins our approach. Nutritional therapists take time to gather a detailed case

history from each client, working with them in a two way process to create a personalised plan,

rather than providing a “one size fits all” prescription. Many clients appreciate the education and care that

comes with nutritional therapy in order to understand what is happening in their body.

 

Everyone has different nutritional needs depending on age, lifestyle and health concerns and as a nutritional therapist, I work closely with my clients to put a tailor-made plan in place that works for them. This includes

dietary changes, and where appropriate, nutritional supplements. I also recommend non-invasive laboratory

testing where necessary.