Nutritional Therapy

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the practice of using food and lifestyle recommendations to support the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Nutritional and biochemical imbalances in the body can contribute to the development and continuation of ill health. Nutritional therapists use a range of tools (questionnaires, case-histories and diagnostics using laboratory testing) to identify these potential imbalances with a view to understanding more about an individual's presenting symptoms and health concerns. By addressing nutritional imbalances through food and (where necessary) supplementation, nutritional therapy can support an individual to improve their overall health and wellbeing and reduce the symptoms of ill-health.

Nutritional therapy can be used for people with chronic health conditions, those with specific health concerns or those who simply wish to improve their general health and wellbeing. Recommendations may include guidance on avoiding toxins and allergens, detoxification and the use of supplementary nutrients when imbalances within the body are identified and need to be restored.

Nutritional therapy is a complementary medicine and may be used alongside conventional treatment. Nutritional therapists often have contact with other healthcare professionals and will make recommendations to other services including the client's GP if necessary. Quality assured nutritional therapists will always work safely and in the best interests of the client's health.