About Nutritional Therapy
Food and its nutrients influence the state of our health, through their functions in all our body systems, to help growth, energy, repair and immunity. They can help protect us from disease, infections and chronic conditions that occur due to our actions, or the effect of our environment.
Intensive farming methods, modern agricultural practice, pollution, stress, processed foods and stimulants can all reduce your wellbeing.
Modern testing methods have now made it possible to analyse our genome (our genetic data), which guides our growth, development and health and determines our characteristics and tendency to suffer from certain conditions. The way our genes are expressed can be affected by several factors, including our nutritional status, environment, lifestyle and disease status. This area of wellbeing is called Epigenetics.
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science for the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided. (BANT)