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:
- Digestive health – IBS, bloating, constipation
- Skin complaints
- Weight loss
- 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 affect your health. Don’t worry though, I will not send you away with a macrobiotic, raw, super food plan that will require 3 chefs to help you prepare! I am very keen that all my advice should be achievable for you. So, we go slow if you need and I provide lots of support with recipes and sample meal suggestions. Often I find that actually eliminating one or two major foods that are causing issues can be incredibly healing. Kinesiology muscle testing can help to identify this need.
As part of my Nutritional Therapy consultations I do usually use Kinesiology muscle testing to assess underlying issues in the body. If you prefer however to have a consultation based solely on Nutritional Therapy assessment then please let me know beforehand. You can read more about Kinesiology here.