Frequently Asked Questions
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. .
Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
***Please always consult your doctor first if you have any concerns regarding your health.
✓ Improve energy levels, blood sugar balance, vitality
✓ Digestion – IBS, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, reflux
✓ Hormonal – PCOS, menopause, pre-menstrual syndrome, fertility
✓ Nervous system – depression, anxiety, stress, difficulty sleeping
✓ Immune system – auto-immune conditions, allergies, intolerances
✓ Skin conditions – acne, psoriasis, eczema
✓Cardiovascuar health – hypertension, atherosclerosis
✓ Thyroid health
and many more…
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.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalized nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Before the first consultation, the practitioner provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 – 90 minutes, and in this time the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The practitioner then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme.
I do not currently work with children but if you wish, I can recommend a Registered Nutritional Therapist who does.