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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy involves using the latest research and theories in health and nutrition sciences to help individuals achieve optimum health or manage chronic disease. Nutritional therapists focus their efforts on improving the physiological function of the digestive system, the immune system, the endocrine system or the cardiovascular system, with the aim of alleviating and/or managing a huge variety of medical conditions.

The link between diet and wellbeing is widely understood and recognised by health practitioners and their patients, as well as policy makers and other interested parties. An evidence-based discipline, nutritional therapy uses scientific research to promote health by addressing the root cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms.

What Does a Nutritional Therapist Do?
Nutritional therapists work with a variety of clients to manage, reverse or prevent chronic health problems. They treat each patient as a unique case, understanding that everyone has highly individual physiology and medical issues; as such, they will perform an in-depth case history to fully understand both past and current health concerns. Different nutritional therapists use different tests and methods. However, many will use biochemical laboratory tests to fully assess the patient’s genetic strengths and weaknesses, as well as their current nutritional status and functional capacity.

Once a full review has taken place, the nutritional therapist will be able to give the patient a personalised set of recommendations about their diet and lifestyle. These recommendations may be wider in their scope than food alone; they often include suggestions and guidance on proper digestion, natural detoxification techniques, managing stress, and avoiding specific irritants, toxins and allergens.

What Health Conditions and Concerns Can be Addressed by a Nutritional Therapist?
Nutritional therapists offer personalised health and diet advice, often working alongside other medical professionals to achieve optimum health for the individual. Nutritional therapy can help individuals to understand the impact their existing diet is having on their health and wellbeing, as well as teaching them how to nourish and look after their health by making simple lifestyle and dietary changes.

A nutritional therapist can help to restore, heal and optimise digestive function, hormonal imbalance, energy levels, the immune system, and liver function.