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.
Just as we are all different externally, we are equally unique internally in the way we digest, absorb, metabolise, break down our food and excrete waste products. Our environment, emotions and relationships can also influence these factors so there can never be a ‘one diet suits all’ model for optimal health.
A nutritional therapist will provide you with a thorough past and current medical questionnaire to establish the root cause of a problem and discover what may be aggravating the symptoms. This may be ascertained by carrying out some clinical testing using external laboratories. Then, working with you, the therapist may suggest some dietary changes and perhaps some supplements to bring you closer to optimal health.
Health should be defined as ‘living with vitality’ rather than living in the absence of disease.
Disclaimer: Nutritional therapy is not intended to replace the relationship with your primary health care provider. You should always consult your GP if you require medical attention or have symptoms that are causing concern. Client information is confidential and will not be released to anyone unless you have given specific permission. You are encouraged to discuss your nutritional programme with your GP.