What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy works on the understanding that many health problems are caused by or aggravated by our daily food choices and underlying nutritional deficiencies. The approach to wellness is holistic and goes beyond simply aiming to meet the governments recommended daily allowances (RDA’s) for individual nutrients. The aim of nutritional therapy is to correct any possible vitamin and mineral deficiencies, identify and correct any existing digestive issues or food intolerances and ultimately improve overall health and wellbeing.
The consultation process
A thorough case history is taken and includes a full analysis of your current and past health issues and your daily diet and lifestyle choices. From here a personalised nutritional plan is created, always taking into account personal needs, likes and dislikes and work schedules. The nutritional plan consists of a list of foods to include in the diet, foods to restrict and nutritional supplements that will be beneficial. The focus is always on recommending easily accessible, nutritious and tasty ‘real foods’ that can be included effortlessly into your daily routine.
Nutritional supplements may be recommended in addition to, but never as a substitute for, good food choices. A variety of Food Intolerance and Functional Medicine testing is available and will be discussed during the consultation if thought to be appropriate.
Who can benefit from a Nutritional Therapy consultation?
Anyone can benefit from a nutritional therapy consultation. Although helpful for specific diseases, it is also possible to have a wider impact on health and wellness by enhancing the immune system, increasing energy levels and improving mood. Nutritional therapy can be particularly helpful for conditions with less-clearly defined symptoms, for example, recurrent headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscular aches and pains, asthma, eczema and allergies, arthritis, menstrual problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Weight loss is also an area where being supported by a qualified Nutritional Therapist can make a huge difference. With the right guidance and support it is possible to lose weight, keep if off, feel full of energy all the time and still enjoy eating real food!
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the clinic. A free, 15 minute consultation is always available to discuss the best approach for you.