WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

Naturopathic Nutrition promotes health and restores wellbeing through appropriate nourishment. There is interconnectedness of body, mind, emotions, social factors and the environment, all determining human health.

It is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional Therapy is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 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.

I use a Functional Medicine approach, which is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.

Above is an image of a tree. In order to keep a tree healthy and allow it to flourish, you need to support the most basic and essential elements first; the foundation: the roots and soil. Similarly, if a tree is not healthy, the first place you should look for answers is those same foundational elements. The same approach applies to patients. The most important factors, and the ones we examine first when gathering information about the patient, are the foundational lifestyle factors; sleep, exercise, nutrition, stress levels, relationships, and genetics. These are the roots and soil, which are in turn influenced by specific predisposing factors, discrete events, and ongoing physiological processes, and may then result in fundamental imbalances at the trunk. These can eventually result in the signs and symptoms represented by the branches and leaves. –

Where Nutrition can help?

  • Allergies, eczema, or autoimmune conditions like psoriasis, arthritis, Hashimoto and MS
  • Gut health issues can be chronic constipation, diarrhoea, IBS and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Food intolerances, sugar and carbohydrates cravings, candida overgrowth
  • Weight maintenance.
  • Stress, insomnia, Chronic fatigue, ME or Fibromyalgia
  • Hormone imbalances like hyper/ hypothyroidism
  • Women’s health issues

I offer Nutritional Therapy to help you on your path towards wellness and optimal health for your mind and body.

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I 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. Some key components are antecedents like genetic factors, triggers like the factors that tipped the person into dysfunctional state and mediators that keep the process going so that health is still out of reach.

Each person’s path is unique and I work together with the person to understand that path and change the momentum away from imbalance toward balance.

I consider each individual to be unique, rather than a ‘one size fits all approach, I will look at the whole person within the context of his or her own environment too. This holistic approach look into the root causes of an imbalance.

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