What is Nutritional Therapy?
You are what you eat and absorb. Your energy, overall physical vibrancy
and your zest for life is directly influenced by what you consume. You
can't eat junk food and feel healthy, strong and ready to deal effectively
with life. Stress is compounded by what you eat. Too many inappropriate
food choices will most definitely worsen any problem.
Nutritional medicine is a holistic therapy, focusing on the whole
person, whilst ameliorating symptoms. Breakthroughs in nutrition are
continually generating new ideas and concepts giving valuable information.
What makes nutritional therapy different from other discipline is that
without achieving the correct intake for the individual - even lowering
your stress levels, exercising, avoiding smoking, alcohol, undergoing
homeopathy, herbal medicine, etc., may not be as effective as when your
food is balanced appropriately and individually.
Good nutrition can contribute towards a healthy heart, circulation
and cholesterol, having a dramatic effect on your immune and digestive
systems, as well as easily maintaining a healthy weight. All these elements
will assist you in creating or continuing to enjoy a long and healthy
Nutritional Therapy is not just about healthy eating. It is a form
of complementary medicine in which a practitioner will work
with the patient, helping his or her body rid itself of stressful substances,
providing raw materials and improving assimilation of food in order
to aid physical repair. It aims to change an individual’s metabolism
from an unbalanced state – which may be causing minor and major distressing
symptoms and which may lead to diagnosable disease – to a state of balance,
allowing the body to return to optimum health.
This is achieved by assessing biochemical imbalances to include vitamins
and mineral deficiencies, hormonal dysfunction, food sensitivities and
underlying parasitic and fungal infections. It addresses the underlying
causes leading to weight gain, water retention, loss of energy, cravings,
bloating, headaches, memory loss, bowel disturbances, joint pain, depression
and infertility, etc. It boosts energy levels, increases the body’s
ability to cope with stress and infection. It slows chronic degenerative
disease and the aging process, recommending biochemical tests and nutritional
supplements, as appropriate, which are at the cutting edge in the field
of nutrition, in addition to individual dietary and lifestyle changes.
Nutritional therapy may be used in conjunction with an accurate medical diagnosis.
Nutritional Therapy may be helpful for the following conditions:
- irritable bowel (IBS)
- chronic fatigue and ME
- skin problems
- mood swings
- high cholesterol
- hormone imbalances – i.e. fibroids
- menopausal problems
- digestive and bowel disorders
- food intolerances
- parasitic and fungal infections
- chronic degenerative disease etc
- ...plus many other conditions
Talk to me!
If any of the above conditions apply
to you, and you are interested in gaining improved health
through the use of nutritional and allied therapies, please
look at my therapy area
for details of my services.
You can read the feedback of some of
my clients on my client experiences