What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of evidence based nutrition science in order to achieve optimal health both physically and mentally. Nutritional Therapists are trained to understand how nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine people's response to changes in the environment. They use a wide range of tools (including laboratory tests) to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing to achieve a 'healthier, happier you'.
In my practice, I consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Nutritional therapy does not replace medical advice but does help to find the root cause of health problems as opposed to only addressing symptoms. I benefit from being a registered Nurse, and am therefore familiar and understand a variety of medical conditions and treatments. I am able to work alongside medical professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.