What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is a scientifically based holistic therapy. It recognises that we are all biochemically unique and it treats the underlying symptoms rather than just suppressing them.
Nutritional Therapy is about identifying where there might be nutritional imbalances and how these could be contributing to the symptoms experienced. It is a holistic and individual therapy. Clients are asked to provide information on their medical history, pattern of symptoms, typical diet and lifestyle. A nutritional therapist will create an optimum nutrition programme for an individual of diet, lifestyle and targeted supplements.
Although most of the nutrients in supplements can be found in a healthy diet, using supplements, which provide the nutrients at a high dose may help to speed up progress or re-dress a long term deficiency
Nutritional Therapy isn’t a magic one-pill-fits-all solution. It can take time for the body to respond and to come back into balance. It is about resolving the underlying factors involved and so it is a more comprehensive therapy than one which only treats symptoms. It will vary according to the individual but some people do see significant improvements straight away.
Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice. I would always recommend that you consult with your GP over any health concern. Nutritional Therapy can and is frequently used along side conventional medical treatment, either to support treatment or to alleviate some of the side effects.
There is good scientific evidence to support the use of Nutritional Therapy to alleviate health problems and to help in the prevention of chronic disease. You can read more about this in the page on the scientific basis of Nutritional Therapy.