What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science to promote health and wellbeing. Nutritional therapists work with clients to assess their nutritional needs and identify imbalances or deficiencies which may be contributing to an individual’s symptoms and health conditions. Changes to food and lifestyle are a key component in achieving and maintaining optimal levels of health.
Nutritional Therapists believe that everyone is unique and offer a personalised approach, ensuring that diet and lifestyle interventions are specific to each client and their own individual needs.
As a complementary medicine, Nutritional Therapy is never recommended as a replacement for
medical advice or treatment. Practitioners aim to work alongside other medical professionals and will always refer clients if they detect any ’red flag’ signs or symptoms that are cause for concern.
"When a dynamic living organism does not receive the proper building blocks it needs for energy, maintenance or repair, it is only a matter of time before it fails to run in a efficient manner."
- Michael Murray
Nutritional Therapy is equally relevant to those seeking to address chronic health conditions and those wanting to enhance their general health and wellbeing.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been repeatedly shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body, and clients choose to see a Nutritional Therapist for a number of reasons, including those below.