Nutritional therapy is the practice of using nutrition science to promote health. Therapists use a range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to a person's health issues.
Naturopathy is an approach to healthcare that is guided by a number of principles:
- identify the cause of imbalance/illness rather than just treating the symptoms
- prioritise the most natural, least toxic and least invasive therapies
- work with the inherent healing powers of the body and remove any obstacles to health
- support the whole person by addressing factors other than just the physical ( emotional/mental well-being)
- the therapist aims to educate and empower the client in managing their well-being
- focus on overall health and disease prevention
Naturopathic nutrition is the practice of nutritional therapy, guided by naturopathic principles. It recognises that:
- individuals have a unique interaction with food and clients are treated as individuals
- whole, unprocessed foods are the foundation of a beneficial nutritional programme
Nutritional therapy is suitable for everyone. A full medical history is taken to ensure that medical conditions and pharmaceutical drugs are reviewed to avoid any contraindications or interactions.
I can help those diagnosed with medical conditions to provide nutrition support and help combat possible side effects of their medication.
Whether you are dealing with a specific condition or feel in need of a health MOT, nutritional therapy can be beneficial.