A Nutritional Therapist works with clients, usually on an individual basis, to identify and treat nutritional factors affecting their health and to help them improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Nutritional Therapy is considered to be a complementary therapy, which can be used alongside orthodox medicine. Therapists may work with clients who have chronic health problems that conventional medicine may find difficult to treat or with individuals who are interested in improving their health through diet. The Nutritional Therapist works closely with the client to conduct a holistic assessment of their nutritional requirements and to compile an individual programme for diet and supplementation, in order to alleviate, or prevent illness and promote optimal health.
Nutritional Therapists aim to empower clients to change their biochemistry to a more balanced state.
Conditions which can be helped by Nutritional Therapy:
|Weight Gain||Food allergies||Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
|Endometriosis||Menopause||Heavy, irregular or painful periods|
|Asthma||Addictions||Bloating and flatulence|
|Eating disorders||Gout||Underactive thyroid|
|Insomnia||Hyperactivity||High Blood Pressure|
|High Cholesterol||Food cravings||Candida (Thrush)|
In addition Nutritional Therapy can support couples looking to optimise their fertility through preconceptual planning; athletes wanting to optimise their performance; individuals interested in ensuring their nutritional status is as good as it could be; and it is suitable for adults and children alike.
Nutritional Therapists have access to a wide range of functional tests to determine underlying conditions such as: hormonal imbalance; thyroid and adrenal dysfunction; digestive disorders; food allergies and nutrient status.
Nutritionist Emily Fawell gives Nutritional Therapy advice from Bridge to Health in Ealing, West London