I get asked so many times ‘what is nutritional therapy?’ or ‘do you just help people lose weight?’ and so on. There is so much conflicting information out there about what good nutrition is, the benefits you can have and alot of emphasis on what you shouldn’t have. So I thought I would set the record straight on what nutritional therapy is all about.
I found a lovely way of explaining it from Nutritional Institute of Ireland which said ‘Nutritional Therapy is 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.’
This sums it up in a couple of sentences. I found other explainations that were too sciencey or confusing. What we eat is literally what we are made of. Every cell uses the nutrients you consume to do the job it is created to do. If there is a lack in vital nutrients they will not function effectively and this leads to a body that shows symptoms and ill health. That is why I am so passionate about nutritional therapy and it’s positive effects. I see its power every week with clients and how good, healthy nutrition can transform someones life for the better.
The hard part of my job is that there is so much confusion around food and we live in a society that poor food is so freely available and also rammed down our throats by the media. Alot of people only associate thinking about food with weight loss and looking a certain way when, in fact, it is critical to a healthy existence.
There is of course alot of other things that play part of optimal health such as genetics and lifestyle, but good nutrition is the building block of support for the body to function.
So there you have it, that is what Nutritional Therapy is all about. I see people from all walks of life with all sorts of health issues or people wanting to be as healthy as they can be and live an optimal life.
If you have any more queries please do get in touch. I love talking about nutrition and all things healthy and empowering!!!
I hope this helps and has inspired you with your own nutritional journey 🙂