What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and prevention of illness. NTOI registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional Therapy is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Nutritional Therapists are uniquely trained to understand how nutrients, other foods and lifestyle factors influence the function of the body by considering biochemical individuality in a patient centred manner.
It is not about eating a hugely restricted diet, it is about finding foods that you enjoy and tolerate, providing practical advice and giving ongoing support to help you make changes that will promote well being and prevent ill health.
I design a realistic, tailored nutritional program taking into account your daily/weekly commitments and educate you how to take control and improve your own health naturally. Support and encouragement are given along the way.
Nutritional therapists may, where necessary, recommend further laboratory tests to determine intestinal health, presence of candida or parasites, nutritional status, toxicity, hormonal imbalances or possible food intolerances.
- Blood sugar imbalances – Type II diabetes, sugar cravings, and poor energy levels
- Digestive disorders – bloating, heartburn/reflux, constipation, IBS, IBD, Coeliac disease, H-pylori and candida
- Female hormonal imbalances – PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, and fertility support
- Poor immune function – recurring infections, asthma, hay fever, and sinusitis
- Skin disorders – eczema, psoriasis, and acne
- Weight management