What is Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach that uses nutrition science to promote health and wellbeing. Naturopathy is a philosophy and holistic healthcare system that recognises the healing power of nature.
Using the functional medicine model, this client-centred approach will take into account the presenting symptoms but will look beyond for the root cause of ill health and consider influences to health that may be coming from dietary, emotional, mental and structural factors. This truly holistic system to healing treats everyone as an individual. It encourages the body’s natural healing abilities and by doing so may be of benefit to many common health problems.
The conventional approach to nutrition is that collectively we require similar nutrients on a daily basis and optimum health can be achieved if you stay within these guidelines. However, this uniform approach does not take into account our unique characteristics.
Like fingerprints, we each have biochemical differences that determine who we are and how we interact within our internal and external environments. Biochemical individuality is a combination of our genes, how our environment has shaped the expression of them and ultimately how this affects our nutritional needs.
We cannot assume that everyone will absorb, utilise, metabolise and excrete nutrients in the same way, and with perfect efficiency. This explains the wide response to nutrition; why the one-size-fits-all approach cannot work for everyone, and how our life-cycle and changes may affect our nutritional needs over time.
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.
What to expect
A food diary and basic health questionnaire will be sent to fill in and return (at least 3 days prior to the consultation) to assist in the assessment process and allow for some initial research into your case.
Here we can discuss basic symptoms, how the consultation process works and whether nutritional therapy is the right path for you.
Please note no treatment will be offered during this call
This appointment comprehensively establishes the case history that forms the basis for a bespoke plan, designed to suit the client.
Follow-up appointments are to monitor progression and where necessary adjust the protocol to compliment the client’s changing needs
Many require more than one appointment. This option is more cost effective than purchasing individual sessions.
The above prices include one 15 minute support phone call or email in between sessions Further support between sessions will be charged.
More comprehensive packages for chronic and complex conditions can be arranged on an individual basis.
Who can benefit?
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body. These priorities often include;
- support to achieve optimum energy levels
- healthy blood sugar balance (including, but not limited to diabetes)
- emotional and psychological wellbeing
- optimum digestive health
- tolerance to a broad range of food groups.