Nutritional Therapy uses evidence-based
and science-backed research, together with nutrition and lifestyle interventions to create personalised health plans to support you and your specific needs.
Your first consultation will thoroughly assess your health concerns and any symptoms you are currently experiencing. It will include taking an in-depth medical and lifestyle history to help build a full picture of your health.
This assessment will allow a completely bespoke plan to be created for you to follow. Your plan will include personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations as well as supplement suggestions and referral for testing if necessary.
Nutritional Therapy can also be a practical way to approach weight management and enhance overall wellbeing through implementing healthier eating habits and lifestyle practices. It can be used as a way to take a preventative approach to illness or to improve your relationship with food, taking control over your quality of life.
Nutritional Therapists use a holistic approach to symptom management.
The Nutritional Therapy philosophy is to look at the body and its systems as a whole - how they are connected and how they work together. This sets the foundation to then create a completely personalised set of health recommendations for clients rather than using a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Healthcare should always be tailored to your individual needs and requirements.
Nutritional Therapy is a complementary healthcare discipline that uses the most up-to-date nutrition, lifestyle and scientific research in order to create personalised health plans. Plans will address any physiological imbalances within the body which are often expressed as specific symptoms.
Nutritional Therapy is not an alternative to other medical and psychological therapies but, recognising the role nutrition plays at a molecular level is fundamental in order to optimise your health.
Nutritional Therapy is the application
of nutrition science in the promotion
of health, peak performance and individualised care.
Registered Nutritional Therapists will never recommend Nutritional Therapy as a replacement for medical advice and will always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They frequently work alongside medical professionals and will communicate with any other healthcare providers involved in a client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been recommended to the client.
Nutritional Therapists are governed by certain industry professional bodies and registers and will use specific titles to portray registration and the high level of rigorous training that they have undertaken. One such body is the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which was set up with government support to protect the public. To be eligible for CNHC registration, Nutritional Therapists must have undertaken training that meets the minimum national standards of practice as set by the Nutritional Therapy National Occupational Standards and the Nutritional Therapy Core Curriculum.
The title ‘Nutritionist’ is not protected. This means that anyone, regardless of their training (or lack thereof) can set up and practice as a Nutritionist, without any affiliation to professional accrediting bodies. This means that they can practice without being regulated and upheld to a certain level of training.