What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy is a scientific approach to using food and nutrients to promote wellness. It involves a study and understanding of the role of nutrients in the physiological and biochemical processes of the body. Naturopathic nutritional therapy, which I am trained in, takes a holistic view of nutrition, so we look at the whole person, and not only at the food that you eat – this takes into consideration your unique personality, lifestyle and background, drawing on principles from naturopathy (see below), Traditional Chinese Medicine and East Indian Ayurvedic principles.
Naturopathy uses natural and traditional means for wellness. One of the key principles is that we can be healthy when given the right raw materials and conditions. As such, the ideal is to understand our health needs, feel positive vitality and thereby prevent any disease state. However many things can cause ill-health such as diet, stress, physical trauma, pollution and so on. The naturopathic approach targets the cause(s) of any imbalance or dysfunction for you as an individual rather than just dealing with the symptoms.
Naturopathic nutrition therefore combines scientific evidence with traditional models. We look at your current symptoms (if any), take a full case history, look at your current diet and lifestyle, and apply our knowledge to work out your current nutritional and lifestyle needs to help to bring you back into balance. We use our knowledge of food and natural approaches to help you to get healthier.
How can I help you?
Nutritional therapy can help you feel better, supporting you with the raw materials for your health AND help you to absorb them.
You may be trying to find a solution for issues with your digestion and/or want to lose some weight and I am committed to helping you with this.
You may have a chronic condition or health concern that you wish to address or you may simply want some advice to eat well, get the right nutrients or get you on the right track. Nutritional therapy is open for people of all ages and lifestyles.
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We do not aim to replace any medical advice, and may advise you to seek medical advice if necessary. We can work with medical professionals involved in helping you.