What is Nutritional Therapy?

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – La Rochefoucald

Finding out about nutritional therapyNutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and involves the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health. It is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions as well as those looking to support or enhance their health.

A Nutritional Therapist will utilise the most up to date nutrition and lifestyle research and apply this science to promote health and individual care. Your therapist will assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances by utilising many tools; this knowledge provides an understanding into how these imbalances may be contributing to your symptoms and health concerns.

Utilising the functional medicine model, your Nutritional Therapist will use a ‘personalised’ approach to your nutrition and health; the recommendations given to you will be specific and based on your history, health concerns, nutritional status, genetic predisposition and goals. Utilising this approach allows your therapist to support the whole body towards maintaining health.

Nutritional Therapy is never a substitute for medical advice and so your therapist will liaise with your GP and always refer you back to them, or another healthcare professional, in the case of any ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms.