Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes 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.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is for individuals with chronic conditions as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body. Typical discussions in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve:
• optimum energy levels
• healthy blood sugar balance
• emotional and psychological wellbeing
• optimum digestive health
• tolerance to a broad range of food groups
• fertility and female life changes
• weight management