What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and peak performance. Nutritional Therapy can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these contribute to symptoms. This approach allows the nutritional therapist to work with people on many levels. By addressing nutritional imbalances the body can be supported towards maintaining health.
Why use Nutritional Therapy?
People may simply want to check if they are eating healthily. Others may want to lose weight. Some may want to support an existing condition.
Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to define a personalised nutrition plan rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutritional therapy uses food and lifestyle advice to support the health of all the major systems of the body. These include: skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, reproductive and skin.
It is necessary to support the body as a whole in order to move towards optimal health. No one system works alone and needs to be balanced to work with the others.