Nutritional therapists recognise that each person has unique dietary and nutritional requirements and will assess the nutritional status and functional capacity of each individual. They recognise that each person’s needs may be dependent on a number of factors from inherited conditions, to the influence of diet, lifestyle and environment.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health. Nutritional Therapy can identify potential nutritional imbalances and how these contribute to symptoms. This approach allows the nutritional therapist to work with people on many levels by addressing nutritional imbalances and supporting the body towards maintaining health.
Changes in diet and lifestyle have been shown to help the following conditions:
- Digestive disorders e.g. IBS, inflammatory bowel disease
- Women’s health e.g. PMS, menopause, conception and pregnancy, hormonal imbalances
- Stress management – anxiety, depression, insomnia
- Immune health – frequent colds and infection, feeling constantly ‘below par’
- Weight loss and weight management