Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.
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.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalized nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
MORE FACTS ABOUT NUTRITION THERAPY
Is there an age limit for this sort of treatment? Everyone can benefit from nutritional therapy – from babies to the elderly and everyone in between!
Can a nutritional therapist work with me to help me lose weight? Pippa has many clients whose main goal is to lose weight. If you find that dieting long term is difficult to sustain, Pippa can help you with a personalised nutritional programme tailored specifically to your needs. This will help you to achieve a healthy weight over time and stop the tendency to regain weight that you previously lost.
Pippa places an emphasis on healthy eating and making changes to long held eating habits. Making healthy food choices, whether eating at home or when out and about, can make the whole process of losing weight easier to manage.
Your nutritional programme will take into account any health issues you may have, your own food preferences, lifestyle and dietary habits.
Can I use this sort of therapy as an alternative to medical treatment? Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional.
They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.