What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy (NT) is an evidence-based approach to maximising one’s health potential though individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. The Nutritional Therapist works with the client to try to determine the underlying root causes of presenting signs and symptoms, analysing personal history, diet and lifestyle, and then devises an individualised protocol to help eliminate those causes to help the client to return to their optimum level of health. Thus NT treats each client as an individual, rather than relying on population based “norms” that may not work for everybody.
NT uses a “food first” philosophy, promoting the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions. Where appropriate, particular supplements may also be recommended to address specific deficiencies where a food option is not available or is not sufficient.
Some of the health concerns that may benefit from Nutritional Therapy include
• Digestive Problems (Constipation, Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, diverticulitis)
• Weight problems (Weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes)
• Cardio-Vascular Health (Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome)
• Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health (infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause symptoms, Recurring Thrush, Cystitis.)
• Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea)
• Mental health & General Wellbeing (Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Poor Concentration)
• Autoimmune conditions ( such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine)