What is it?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of optimal health, peak performance and healthy ageing.
Nutritional therapy seeks to identify possible imbalances in the body through a variety of tools, and understand how these may contribute to presenting symptoms and health concerns. This allows for a very personalised approach focusing on what is important for, and most relevant to, each individual client. Nutritional therapy recommends an individual nutrition and lifestyle programme, which aims to address the imbalances.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to health care have been shown to support all the major systems of the body, including skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, immune and endocrine.
Nutritional therapy is recognised as complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions as well as those looking to optimise their health and well-being.
Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with concerning signs or symptoms to their medical professional. Nutritional therapy very often works alongside the medical profession and practitioners will communicate with any medical consultants that the client may be currently working with.
What to expect
A free 15-minute telephone consultation is offered to gain an understanding of where you are at and what are your most important health goals to be addressed. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your health and the programme that we can offer you.
Before the first consultation the you will be requested to complete a health questionnaire, which also contains a three-day food diary. An initial consultation lasts 60 minutes during which the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment to date. The client’s medical history, family history, lifestyle and exercise levels will also be discussed.
Follow-up consultations are generally scheduled for about 4 weeks later and are 45 minutes long. These aim to monitor progress and make any corresponding changes to your programme.
A minimum of 2 nutritional consultations are recommended, but most clients choose to continue until all of their health goals are achieved.
Who can benefit?
Nutritional therapy can help anyone who wants help to optimise their health.
Are you struggling with any of these conditions?
> Bloating, constipation or diarrhea
> Fatigue and energy dips
> Overweight, obesity, yo-yo weight
> Toxic load
> Poor diet
We aim to achieve:
> Healthy digestion and absorption and regular bowel movements
> Consistent energy throughout the day
> Appropriate weight consistently for your height and skeletal structure
> Supported liver function and detoxification protocols
> Stress reduction techniques
> Nutrient dense diet that suits your taste and schedule