What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It’s an evidence-based approach to maximising one’s health potential through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. Nutritional Therapy treats the body as a whole, while seeking the root source of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates.
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.
We work on the principle of Food First, which means that nutritional supplements are only recommended as a support, not instead of the right diet. I am also trained and experienced in the use of herbal and floral remedies. With the ability to recognize 6 overarching foundations of health as it relates specifically to nutrition:
- Blood Sugar Balance
- Mineral Balance
- Fatty Acid Balance
History of Nutrition
Nutritional discoveries from the earliest days of history have had a positive effect on our health and well-being. The word nutrition itself means *The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and replacement of tissues.* Nutrients are substances that are essential to life which must be supplied by food.
Today more than ever, obtaining nutritional knowledge can make a big difference in our lives. Air, soil, and water pollution in addition to modern farming techniques, have depleted our soils of vital minerals. The widespread use of food additives, chemicals, sugar and unhealthy fats in our diets contributes to many of the degenerative diseases of our day such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. Here is a brief history of the science that offers the hope of improving our health naturally.
How can Nutrition help you?
Nutritional therapy can be helpful for many different people, including those who want to learn how to manage a chronic illness, cope with food allergies or intolerances, lose weight, or eat healthier. In particular, Helen’s specialty areas include autoimmune disease, diabetes, food intolerances/allergies, digestive disorders and weight management. Many of our clients are dealing with concerns that include:
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