What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the use of nutrition science in the promotion of better health. Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutritional and lifestyle programmes rather than a “one size fits all” approach. Nutritional Therapy may be used as a stand-alone therapy, or it works well in conjunction with others complementary therapies or standard medical care.
What heath issues may be helped with good nutrition?
Diet is so fundamental to good health that it is a good place to start regardless of the health issue. Food is information for our bodies so it is important to make every mouthful count. Nutritional Therapy may be particularly relevant in helping to support the following issues:
- Gut health
- Skin complaints
- Weight management
- Hormonal imbalances
- Mood and sleep
- Better energy and focus
What to expect
Nutrition consultations are a balancing act between assessing which foods and drinks in your diet may be contributing to your health problems, and which foods and drinks can be included in your diet to help to address those health problems.
I will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire and diet diary before your consultation and we will then discuss how your diet can be changed to positively effect your health.
I will use Bioresonance/Kinesiology to test for food intolerances. Over the years I have found this method to be more effective, quicker and cheaper (it is included in the cost of your appointment) than expensive blood tests for intolerances. Eliminating one or two major foods that are causing issues can be incredibly effective at alleviating symptoms. If I do detect food intolerances however, this is usually a sign of deeper issues that need to be addressed such as gut microbial imbalance, poor production of digestive acids and enzymes, inflammation in the gut, nervous system involvement…. I use the Bioresonance/Kinesiology to assess all this too and will give you diet and supplement advice to bring back balance to your body.
I will also assess other areas of your health in your consultation – hormone balance, nutrient deficiency, detoxification, organ function, I will recommend therapeutic diet changes and supplements to support any areas which are out of balance.