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What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the promotion of health and wellbeing through personalised nutrition and lifestyle modifications. It is a whole-body approach that addresses the potential underlying causes of ill-health.
Evidence-based, it involves a wide range of tools which are used to assess individual health status and identify potential nutritional imbalances that may be contributing to symptoms. The focus is always on the individual client.
Many chronic conditions, as well as day-to-day fluctuations in health and wellbeing, can be linked to individual nutrition and lifestyle. Quite often, people see stark improvements in their health when they implement changes to their diet.
Which conditions can Nutritional Therapy support?
Nutritional Therapy can support individuals with a range of concerns, including:
- Aches and pains
- Autoimmune diseases
- Digestive issues
- Food allergies
- General wellbeing
- Hormone imbalances
- Poor sleep
- Skin conditions
- Weight loss
Why might I need to see a Nutritional Therapist?
Nutritional therapy may be for you if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions:
- Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing?
- Are you looking to incorporate nutrition and dietary changes to address your health issues?
- Do you suffer from any of the condition listed above?
- Do you want to find out if you are getting all the nutrients you need?
- Are you looking to optimize vitality and energy levels?
What are the benefits of Nutritional Therapy?
You may see the following benefits when following a personalised diet plan with your nutritional therapist:
- Slow or reverse symptoms of chronic disease or health concerns. An example of this can be seen when a patient with type 2 diabetes is able to maintain their blood glucose levels in target ranges and they may experience fewer symptoms associated with unmanaged diabetes.
- Prevent other diseases from happening in the first place, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
- Increase your daily energy and Improve your productivity and focus. Optimizing your nutrition may also increase your overall energy levels allowing you to focus on other components of your overall health care plan.
- Lose weight. As a result of balanced nutrition, you may also see a reduction in your weight. Many chronic diseases are exacerbated by excess weight so weight loss may be a first-line goal of your nutrition therapy.
- Reduce your health care costs. Preventing chronic disease and managing symptoms more efficiently can save you a lot of time and money down the road.
What does a Nutritional Therapist do?
Nutritional therapists are fully qualified practitioners who work with individuals on a one-to-one basis to support health and wellbeing. Their advice is always personalised to the individual, rather a one-size-fits-all approach. They take into account your health journey, health goals and dietary preferences. After all, what works for one person may not work for another.