About Nutritional Therapy:
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science to promotion optimum health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances. These can include functional testing to assess issues such as Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth (SIBO), intestinal permeability, malabsorption, markers for metabolic health, hormone profile, vitamin and mineral deficiency and much more.
Using a functional medicine approach which sees all body systems as connected means you are treated holistically. Recommendations are therefore made for both diet and lifestyle. 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 consider each client as unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Nutritional therapy is not a replacement for medical advice. Practitioners can work alongside a medical professional and communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in your care to explain any nutritional therapy programme recommended. This can form a positive form of integrated therapy which is important for certain clients needs.