Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based method that helps people reach their optimal health and weight goals via nutritional and lifestyle changes which are customised to each individual client. It supports the advantages of a balanced diet that consists of nutritious, wholesome and unprocessed foods.
It also focuses on the therapeutic aspects of certain foods for the management of several health conditions. It takes into consideration that each person is unique and that there is not a ‘perfect’ diet plan that works for everybody.
A Nutritional Therapist is someone that has completed a 3-year diploma in Nutritional Therapy and has received training on biochemistry, physiology, pathology, and supervised clinical practice. A nutritional therapist will work with the client to create a balanced meal plan according to the individual’s health needs and preferences.
In order to accomplish that, nutritional therapists will examine the client’s medical history and will evaluate their present health condition. They can also provide people with recipes, shopping lists, new cooking and food preparation ideas, and may prescribe nutritional supplements when necessary.
What is holding you back from living vibrantly?
A balanced, colourful, varied, unprocessed diet can provide us with the nutrients and energy we need to live optimally.
Long days, high stress and a poor work/life balance just adds to the mix, resulting in poor sleep and your body running on empty.
Let’s explore how this can affect your management of weight loss and eating disorders.
It’s not just about the calories in and out. Sustainable weight loss occurs when your body gets the right combination of nutrients in the right amount at the right time. Those variables differ for all of us. Personalised nutritional planning helps to take away the guesswork from what might work for you.
Other imbalances in the body can make weight loss hard until they are addressed. These could include hypothyroidism, food intolerances or adrenal fatigue. By taking a holistic approach we aim to rebalance these systems so that the symptoms may resolve themselves and the body no longer needs to hold on to excess weight.
Food is medicine, and Nutritional Therapy will teach you how the nutrients in food can combine with the biochemistry of your body to help your body lose weight, and become healthier.
We are not what we eat, but what we digest and absorb. When we impede the process of digestion and absorption we reduce the body’s ability to take the nutrients from the food we eat to fuel and repair the body.
When we restrict the amount of food we provide to the body we are restricting the building blocks that are necessary to make proteins, hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and many more crucial elements that our body needs to function at an optimal level.
When we have interrupted the body’s natural metabolism with yo-yo diets or irregular caloric restriction it may take some time to allow the body to find it’s own rhythm again, before we can work with the body on finding a place of optimal weight.
Nutritional Therapy can offer a gentle way of reconnecting with your body, your health and eating. It will help you understand how lifestyle and stress can interfere with a healthy connection to our hunger and fullness signals, and teach you how to rejuvenate and heal your body with food and healthy lifestyle choices.
Here are some functional tests that can inform the care plan we give you:
Adrenal Stress Profile
Rhythm Female Hormone Profile
GI Effects Comprehensive Profile
ONE Optimal Nutrition Evaluation
Functional tests provide valuable information about the way nutrition, environment and lifestyle impact your body, your ability to manage your weight and your health.