Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. In clinic we will use a a range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
As Nutritional therapists we investigate Nutrients and how other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, support & improve health, and determine people’s response to changes in the environment.
Diet in some individuals and under certain circumstances can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.
We use a holistic approach
We look at the whole-body, how each system is linked, addressing the root causes not just the symptoms.
How dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure. The degree to how diet influences the balance between healthy and diseased states may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup.
We are all unique
As Nutritional therapists we recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and we take time to define personal nutrition plans rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
This approach allows me to work with individual’s to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy can be used as support for individual’s with chronic conditions along side conventional medicine as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing overall.
Can it work with alongside conventional medicine?
A Practitioner never recommends Nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refers any client with red flag signs and symptoms to their medical professional. We Work along side professionals and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved In the clients care to explain any nutritional therapy programmess that has been provided.
There are Many reasons for using nutritional therapy Very often, the foods we eat or don’t eat may be contributing to the symptoms we are experiencing. Our modern lifestyles are often very busy, with more of an emphasis on stress and work than relaxation and health. Nutritional Therapy aims to help you find that balance, looking at your health and lifestyle together.
We apply Nutrition and approaches to support the health of all major systems of the body skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive.
> Some people want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating.
> Others may have recognized or have a diagnosed health condition/ disease and want extra support through nutrition.
> Others may be struggling with ongoing symptoms such as cravings, constipation, skin flare ups, weight issues.
> Others may be Planning a pregnancy want to prepare the body and have the best health in pregnancy want to increase chances conceiving experiencing fertility issues, or undergoing IVF treatment.
Nutritional therapy can be applied to support such a vast number of conditions including
- Digestive disorders
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Auto immune conditions
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Hormonal balance
- Low immunity
- Weight management over under nutrition
- Energy issues / fatigue
- Fertility / ante natal, post natal care
- Skin conditions / Acne