What is Nutritional Therapy?
- It is a form of complementary medicine which uses nutrition to promote optimal health and well-being.
- It is based on nutritional science, biochemistry and the research outcomes of reputable clinical trials.
- It uses food and nutrients to bring about positive health changes and alleviate a range of health concerns.
- It is tailored to the individual’s lifestyle, and recognises that everyone is biochemically unique in their nutritional needs.
- It aims to balance and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes by identifying and addressing the underlying root causes and not just the symptoms.
- It is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well-being.
- Its holistic and motivational approach empowers the individual to help themself.
How can a Nutritional Therapist/Practitioner help me?
- They 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.
- They work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards not only maintaining health but also achieving optimal health.
- They consider each individual to be unique and take time to devise, recommend and negotiate personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
- They 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 (General Practitioner).
- They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional (General Practitioner) and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Will Nutritional Therapy Help My Existing Health Condition?
- It can have a positive impact on a wide range of major or minor health conditions. For instance, some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating to promote or maintain good health. Others may want to lose weight, get help with their symptoms or manage existing health issues.
- Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary (skin, hair, nails).
- Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve:
- optimal energy levels
- healthy blood sugar balance
- emotional and psychological well-being
- optimal gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.
- a healthy endocrine system to promote feelings of well-being and the ability to adapt to the pressures and stresses of a modern lifestyle.
- The benefits of Nutritional Therapy can be enjoyed by everyone at any age. A few simple changes to diet and lifestyle can have a significant beneficial effect on your health, well-being and outlook on life. Clients who have worked with Anne Richardson, the nutritional therapist/practitioner at Nourish & Nurture have reported significant improvements in their health conditions.
Choosing a Nutritional Therapist / Practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified nutritional therapist/practitioner who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of nutritional therapy.
By choosing nutritional therapists/practitioners registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.
By choosing a nutritional therapist/practitioner who is a member of BANT you can be confident that they follow the strict CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook, have professional indemnity insurance for clinical practice and also meet the membership entry criteria.
Anne Richardson at Nourish & Nurture nutritional therapy has fulfilled all of these criteria.