What is Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. A wide range of tools can be used to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and to understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This allows us to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complimentary medicine. It is to enhance health and wellbeing and in chronic conditions to work along side other qualified healthcare professionals.
Nutritional Therapy practitioners are fully independent professionals who assess the whole health status of an individual and work with the client to achieve and maintain health through nutritional means.
Each client is unique, has a life-style of their one and therefore deserves an individual assessment of their current personal health status. No recommendation suits everyone.
Nutritional Therapy can not replace medical advice. Should there be any reason for concern a consultation with the respective medical professional will be advised. Frequently a Nutritional Therapist will work alongside medical professionals and support/coach the client where necessary to help implement the advised nutritional programme.
The Nutritional Therapy Session(s)
The practitioner will take an interest in the clients current status of wellbeing and take time to fill in a questionnaire. In some cases this questionnaire will be sent in advance for the client to complete prior to the consultation.
An individual consultation can last 60 to 90 minutes. This time may be used to ask additional detailed questions in order to fully understand any health concerns, symptoms, use of medication and supplements, lifestyle and diet, levels of physical activity, medical- and family history, diagnosis and treatments. Based on this, the NT will evaluate the individuals needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutritional program.
In general follow up consultations will be after four weeks in order to monitor progress, make any necessary adjustments and to provide further personalised instructions/advice.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a properly qualified Nutritional Therapist who has an interest in your wellbeing, the necessary training to make qualified assessments and continues to develop their professional skills and knowledge. Nutritional science is a young science frequently offering new research and studies often confusing or conflicting previous publicised studies.
The Eat Well Be Well Offer
Eat Well Be Well offers a 30-minute free consultation allowing the client to learn more about the practitioner, the options and available programs.