Nutritional therapy combines the latest nutritional science with a personalised approach to promote health and wellbeing. Based on the functional medicine approach, Nutritional Therapy understands the body as a network of interdependent systems which work together to maintain health. It recognises that environmental factors, like dietary choices, sedentary jobs, chronic stress and movement, can affect these, both positively and negatively.
By delving into an individual’s health history, diet, lifestyle, genetics and other environmental factors, Registered Nutritional Therapists can identify potential imbalances and understand how these may contribute to their clients’ symptoms and health concerns. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complimentary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing. Nutritional therapy is not intended to replace appropriate medical care, so if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your doctor. Instead, therapists frequently work alongside medical and other healthcare professionals, explaining any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.