WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy uses the Functional Medicine approach to health care which recognises that we are all biochemically unique. Taking a scientific, holistic, client-centred, collaborative approach it seeks to address the health of a person as a whole and not just the disease or they symptoms they are experiencing. 

 

A simple way to look at it is if you walked into your bathroom and the tap had been left running and the floor was flooded, would you get a bucket and start mopping the floor or would you turn the tap off? Of course you'd turn the tap off - you'd identify the root cause of the issue and deal with it. That's what nutritional therapy aims to do rather than suppressing symptoms (simply mopping the floor). 

Nutritional therapy is:-

Scientifically led

It applies evidence based, nutritional science and research to clinical practice in 

the promotion of health, peak functional performance and individual wellbeing and care. 

Centered on the individual

It focuses on you, as a person, as a whole, not the disease or symptom you're experiencing. It looks at everything in your life that may be having a detrimental affect on your health such as genetic, physiological, mind, sprit, physical, social and environmental factors. Nutritional plans are therefore highly individualised based on your unique needs - it's not a one rule fits all. 

Health orientated 

It aims to promote health through preventative and restorative lifestyle strategies. Viewing 'health' as state of positive vitality and complete physical, social and mental well-being, not just the absence of disease. 

Preventative

It's ultimate aim is to prevent disease occurring in the first place and when it does, where possible, providing the body with the tools it needs to reverse disease and restore health. 

Investigative

Practitioners take time with clients to understand the complex interaction between their history, physiology and lifestyle that influence the body's systems and the progression of disease. Using a wide range of tools to identify nutritional,  biochemical, hormonal and microbiological imbalances.

Collaborative

Entering into a therapeutic partnership with their practitioner, clients are empowered, educated and encouraged to take an active and engaged part in their health as behaviour and lifestyle are seen as absolutely crucial in the fight against chronic disease.   

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  • Acne

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Bone and joint support

  • Constipation

  • Depression

  • Healthy ageing

  • Healthy eating

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Immune support

  • Menopause

  • Migraines & headaches

  • PCOS

  • PMS

  • Pregnancy & conception

  • Stress

  • Skin issues

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Sports nutrition

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Weight management

  • Women's health

What health issues can nutritional therapy support? 

As nutritional therapy acknowledges that to order to support one part of the body it needs to support the body as a whole, it's extremely beneficial in supporting a whole host of common health issues. 

Nutritional therapy should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from your medical health care professional. If you have any concerns about your health it is always recommended that you speak to your health care advisor first before undertaking a nutritional therapy consultation.

 

Nutritional therapists are trained to identify 'red flag' symptoms and always will refer clients to their GP as standard practice when necessary. Practitioners will also frequently work alongside and collaborate with other medical professionals involved in your care. Nutritional Therapy is a recognised complementary therapy but cannot by law claim to treat or cure any named condition.

  • Diabetes

  • Digestive disorders

  • Eczema/psoriasis

  • Elevated cholesterol

  • Fatigue

  • Fibroids

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Food intolerances