What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy combines a natural, but science based approach to restore optimal health and vitality, promote disease prevention and bring relief to current symptoms of ill health.
Nutritional therapy uses the functional medicine approach which looks at the root cause of the disease and not just the symptoms, taking into consideration the physical and emotional state of the body.
The body is an amazing structure of cells and organs and relies on the correct nutrition to function so it is no surprise that when we do not eat the correct foods and nutrients, imbalances can occur which lead to ill health and the general feeling of being unwell. A nutritional therapist’s role is to look at the underlying cause and bring the body back to balance resulting in the best possible health.
A nutritional therapist recognises that every person has a different genetic makeup and lifestyle and looks at each person as an individual and as the body as a whole.
A full comprehensive health assessment will be given and the nutritional therapist will assess the client’s overall health including family history, lifestyle and dietary habits to investigate and address the underlying cause of poor health. Diagnostic tests may be suggested if required. Tailored dietary and lifestyle advice is given to suit the individual. This can also include the use of supplement recommendations.
How can nutritional therapy help you?
The importance of nutritional therapy is being widely recognised to help treat many various diseases and health conditions. Increasing scientific research shows how many health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease are strongly influenced by our diet and lifestyle.
Below are just some of the health issues that nutritional therapy can help with:
- Sports nutrition – Performance, Endurance, Recovery, Injury prevention, Muscle gain
- Digestive health – IBS, Constipation, Chron’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Candida
- Weight management – Weight loss, Weight gain, Muscle gain, Diabetes
- Female health – PMS, Painful periods, Endometriosis, PCOS, Menopause
- Preconception, fertility and pregnancy – Male/female fertility, IVF support, Energy, Morning sickness
- Children’s nutrition – Development, Eating difficulties, Growth, Allergies, Autism, ADHD
- Pain – Headaches, Migraines, Arthritis, Osteoporosis
- Mental Health – Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Panic attacks, OCD, Eating disorders, Alzheimer’s, Alcohol and drug addiction
- Allergies and Intolerances – Asthma, Food intolerances, Coleliac disease
- Cardiovascular health – High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Heart disease