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What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of optimum health and peak performance and disease prevention. Nutritional therapy encompasses the use of carefully compiled recommendations for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health. These recommendations are carefully tailored to consider each client’s individual requirements and may include guidance on:

  • promoting general health
  • methods to support digestion and absorption
  • avoidance of toxin and allergens
  • appropriate use of supplementary nutrients.

In the consultation, a Nutritional Therapist will seek to identify what elements of your diet, lifestyle or other factors may be contributing to your symptoms and ill-health. The initial consultation may take 1 – 1 ½ hours, during which time a thorough analysis of your current diet and lifestyle is performed. The Nutritional Therapist may then recommend further laboratory tests to determine levels of nutrients, hormones or possible food allergies or intolerences. Treatment involves an individualised diet and lifestyle programme, using foods and specific nutrients as appropriate to help you achieve your optimal health, energy levels and feeling of wellbeing.

All Nutritional Therapists must meet the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy as regulated by the Nutritional Therapy Council. How can NT help you?As nutrition is a fundamental requirement for good health, optimising nutrient intake is likely to be of benefit in the management of most health problems. Nutritional Therapy is suitable for both children and adults and has been shown to be beneficial for many conditions including:

  • Digestive disorders: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, gastric reflux
  • Hormonal imbalances: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fertility problems, menopause
  • Skin disorders: acne, eczema, psoriasis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Migraine headaches
  • Metabolic Syndrome (weight gain / obesity, raised cholesterol, insulin resistance and high blood pressure)
  • Food allergies / sensitivities
  • Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, stress
  • Arthritis
  • Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, persistent runny nose, asthma
  • Attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyspraxia
  • Recurring thrush, cystitis