What is nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy is the application of the latest nutrition science and functional medicine with the aim to promote health and peak performance. It aims to identify potential functional imbalances and how these may contribute to the underlying causes of our bodies’ ailments. This approach allows the nutritional therapist to work with people on the many levels by addressing individual needs of vitamins, minerals and nutrients and thus supporting the body towards optimal health.
What kinds of complaints do nutritional therapy clients come to us with?
- Female hormone imbalances
- Fertility problems
- Weight loss
- Skin problems
- Allergies and intolerances
- Low moods
- Sports nutrition
- Chronic inflammatory problems
- Autoimmune and sub-optimal immunity
- Gastro-intestinal issues
What we offer
A nutritional therapist’s work starts with a client consultation, which involves the setting of wellbeing goals, a detailed analysis of your diet, lifestyle and medical case history.
A therapist will then piece together the holistic health picture and identify any functional imbalances, in order to create an individual strategy for optimal health that fits into your life. The nutritional therapist will not only give you advice and guidance but also support and motivate you through the process. Short to medium term supplement programmes are often suggested; your nutritional therapist will talk you through all advice and make sure you have a clear plan which suits you. Taking control of your diet and lifestyle is the best way to help you to take back control of your body and wellbeing.
The initial consultation process takes place over two 45min sessions booked one week apart in order for the nutritional therapist to compile a completely individual plan to suit your goals and needs. In your initial consultation you will be asked to fill in a NT questionnaire, which includes a 3 day food diary. Ideally clients would book in at least 3 days before they are seen in order to complete the diary. Follow-up consultations are usually necessary at 4-6 weekly intervals in order to make the recommended changes needed in achievable stages and to update your programme to support you as your health improves. In most cases only one or two follow-ups will be necessary.