What is Nutritional Therapy?

Naturopathy is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature.

Our bodies are good at self healing and, when given the right set of circumstances, they can achieve optimal health.  I use modern, evidence-based nutritional therapeutic approaches with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and the promotion of wellness.


How does Nutritional Therapy work?  

We are all unique and vary in terms of DNA/genetics, blood types, gut flora, metabolism, shapes and sizes. We also have different lives in terms of work, relaxation, environmental factors and so on.

Therefore, all my clients are given their own nutritional plan that is suited to their lives, needs and goals. I focus on long- term health and disease prevention and physical, emotional and mental health.

Put simply:

  • We take out the bad and replace with the good

  • Build new habits that will get you on the road to a healthier lifestyle

  • Our bodies need high quality fuel to run optimally

  • And....I will show you how


What is the difference between a Registered Nutritional Therapist and a Dietician? This is a question that I am asked frequently. So, here is a simple explanation.

I am a qualified and registered nutritional therapist and naturopath, and belong to the Natural Healthcare Council (NTC), CNHC and BANT.

Registered Nutritional Therapists usually work in private practice with clients who wish to consider alternative and complementary medicine. They recognise that every person is unique and therefore has an individual set of dietary and lifestyle requirements. Nutritional Therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model which is scientifically based and looks at genetics, diet and lifestyle and they believe that the body has underlying imbalances which lead to poor health. The title is not protected by law but Nutritional Therapists have undergone a high-level of training and are regulated by The Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC), a governing body, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a professional body such as the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).

A Dietician is someone who has a degree in Dietetics and the title is protected by law. They are recognised by NICE and NHS and so they work principally within the NHS and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As it stands, dietitians are the only professionals in the field of nutrition who are ‘statutorily regulated’. To call yourself a dietician, you must be registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

 

 

Note 1: Please note that children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present at all consultations and a declaration must be signed prior to any consultation given.

Note 2: Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and should you have any symptoms of concern, you should contact your GP in the first instance.

 

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