Nutrition is the most basic element to health. The body requires a balance of nutrients from food in order to function properly, and any imbalance can have an impact on our overall health.
Nutritional therapy is a holistic approach to health and nutrition that uses a variety of techniques–including diet, lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements–to improve overall health. It is not just about diet and nutrition; it takes into account the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
What are the principles of nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy, also known as nutritional medicine, is based on the belief that food is medicine—that you can use food to improve your physical and mental health by addressing the underlying causes of illness instead of just treating symptoms.
Nutritional therapists aim to support the whole person, not just their symptoms; this means looking at your diet as a whole rather than focusing on specific foods or nutrients. The idea is that if you eat well all over, then you’ll feel better overall—your body will work better because it’s getting everything it needs from your meals rather than having to pull things out of other places like fat stores or bones.
How does nutritional therapy work?
The goal of nutritional therapy is to find the right balance of nutrients for each individual, which may include supplements if needed. This approach means taking into account not just what you eat but also how you eat it, including when and where you consume your meals; in other words, it’s about creating an overall balanced lifestyle.
Is nutritional therapy safe?
Nutritional therapy is safe. However, it’s important to note that nutritional therapy should not be used in place of medical advice or treatment. If you have any concerns about your health, talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or taking supplements.
If you are taking medications; it is vital that these are discussed with both your healthcare professional and/or pharmacist before changing anything else in your routine.
Who can benefit from nutritional therapy?
Nutritional therapy can benefit anyone who wants to improve their health, including:
- People with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.
- People with signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
- People who have allergies or food intolerances.
- Those with digestive problems like bloating and diarrhoea.
- Those with skin problems such as eczema or acne.
- Anyone who wants to lose weight or increase energy levels
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