What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science to promote individual health, well-being and peak performance. Potential nutritional imbalances are assessed and identified to understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. Nutritional imbalances are addressed to help support the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health, well-being and peak performance.
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 plans rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches 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 integumentary (skin, hair, nails).
Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.