About Nutritional Therapy
- About Nutritional Therapy
About Nutritional Therapy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsHMfGgULC8&feature=youtu.beAs a registered Nutritional Therapist I use the functional medicine model approach (FM) and other tools to help understand what factors over your lifetime may have contributed to your symptoms or becoming unwell. Using a functional approach will look at the major processes in your body – digestion, absorption, elimination, detoxification, immunity, energy production and communication systems function. Discussions in our initial consultation will help me to understand how your family history, diet and lifestyle over your lifetime might have impacted on these processes. The nutrition and lifestyle recommendations given will primarily aim to support normal function within these main processes helping to restore potential imbalances identified. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant if you have a chronic condition, or if you are looking to enhance your health and wellbeing. Registered Nutritional Therapists never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and will always recommend referring back to your GP or medical professional should any ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms arise.
How is Nutritional Therapy regulated?
Before investing in your health and consulting a Nutritional Therapist for support, you should ensure they are appropriately qualified, registered and have full membership with the appropriate governing bodies. This will protect your safety and well being. The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutrition Practitioners. The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of health practitioners. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament. This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet UK-wide standards of patient safety and service quality. Nutritional Therapists must meet the CNHC’s high standards and maintain their professional skills through the ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development in order to display the CNHC quality mark.
What health issues can Nutritional Therapy help you with?
We understand that each and everyone of you have individualised requirements when you invest in your health for Nutritional Therapy support. This will be discussed during our consultation time. Nutritional Therapy has been seen to support and have a positive impact on the following:
- Allergies and intolerances
- Aches and pains (arthritis, osteoporosis, headaches, migraines)
- Bone & joint support
- Blood sugar balancing
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic fatigue
- Cancer support
- Digestive disturbances ( IBS, Crohn’s disease, bloating, constipation, food intolerances, candida)
- Energy levels
- Food cravings
- Female health (PMS, PCOS, Menopause, Endometriosis, Hormonal imbalance)
- High cholesterol
- Healthy ageing
- Healthy eating
- Hormonal and mood imbalances
- Improve workplace performance
- Immune support (frequent colds and infections, allergies)
- Male health
- Mental health (depression, anxiety, autism, sleep problems, stress, low energy)
- Skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry/oily skin)
- Sports and Performance Nutrition (performance, energy, recovery, muscle gain, fat loss)
- Sleep management
- Thyroid function
- Weight management (weight loss, weight gain, muscle gain)
What can you expect?
You will be asked to complete a comprehensive questionnaire which will cover your family history, current health issues, signs and symptoms, lifestyle and a 3 day food diary. This needs to be completed and returned at least 5 days before the date of your first consultation. This allows preliminary analysis and initial research before we meet to allow maximum benefit for you during your 1st consultation.
More details can be seen on our consultation and programmes page.