Nutritional Therapy is a recognised form of complementary health care. It is the application of evidence-based nutritional science to promote optimal
health and it works alongside conventional medicine, involving other medical practitioners where necessary.
Our health depends on the lifelong interplay of dietary intake, environmental input and genetics.
Nutrient imbalances and environmental factors can influence our genes. They can also have a detrimental effect on our health, which in turn can lead to disease. Indeed, chronic conditions are the result of a gradual decline in the way bodily systems function.
Correcting nutritional imbalances and decreasing our body’s exposure to detrimental environmental factors can promote health, prevent disease and ensure peak performance.
- Involves a complete assessment of the individual, including family and medical history, life events and injuries that may be associated with the development of symptoms, and possibly culminating in disease.
- As your Nutritional Therapist, I will assess all aspects of your history and develop personalised nutritional and lifestyle recommendations, which are designed to enhance optimal function and health.
- The recommendations are unique to you; it is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
- Nutritional Therapy can help those seeking help with chronic conditions, but also those wishing to achieve and maintain health and wellbeing
What does a Nutritional Therapist do?
- Nutritional Therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances.
- They will endeavor to understand how these imbalances may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
- This approach allows them to work with clients, on an individual basis, to help restore nutritional balance and support the body towards maintaining health.
- As your Nutritional Therapist, I may advise food supplements and/or functional testing as part of your Nutritional Therapy plan.
- Supplements can enhance the dietary changes recommended.
- Functional testing can provide further insight into the development of health concerns and recommendations focused accordingly.
How do Nutritional Therapists work with the Medical Profession?
- I work alongside the medical profession, supporting the medical treatment and care that is already being provided.
- I may consult your GP, or healthcare worker, to ensure optimal care*
- I may ask for them to monitor certain aspects of your health (as improvement may occur as a result of the protocols advised)*.
- I will not ask you to stop any medication, or stop any treatment protocol, although if your symptoms improve your GP may advise this.
- I will ensure that the recommendations or supplements advised in the Nutritional Therapy clinic will not interfere with any medications currently taken.
- I will advise you if any of your medications deplete the uptake of certain nutrients.
*with your written consent only.