What is nutritional therapy?
Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors
A nutritional therapist will use a patient centred approach, recognising that every person is different, hence treating each client individually and developing a nutritional programme that is completely unique to each client.
A nutritional therapist will work to restore and support the inherent healing power of your own body. He/she will do so by following the traditional principles of naturopathic nutrition.
Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. A naturopathic practitioner will treat the whole person, taking all of these factors into account, as all of them play an important part in the state of your health and wellbeing.
A naturopathic nutritionist is trained to find and address the underlying cause of a disease, rather than focusing on the palliation of symptoms (which only results in temporary health improvements).
A principal objective of naturopathic nutrition is to educate the patient and emphasise self-responsibility for health.
A naturopathic practitioner will strive to increase the patient’s level of ‘wellness’, regardless of the level of physical health or disease. Wellness is defined as a state of health characterised by a positive emotional state.
Naturopathy versus allopathy (conventional medicine):
“If you had a flooded bathroom, would you start mopping up the floor (allopathic approach), or would you switch off the tap first (naturopathic approach)?”
Pasteur’s life was dedicated to finding substances that would kill the infecting organism. However, Pasteur’s colleague, another 19th century scientist, Claude Bernard, had a different view of health and disease: “The state of a person’s internal environment (terrain) is much more important in determining disease than the infecting organism. We should focus more on making this environment the most inhospitable place for disease to flourish.”
On his death bed, Pasteur said: “Bernard was right. The pathogen is nothing. The terrain is everything.” However, modern medicine focuses on Pasteur’s theory, largely ignoring the importance of the ‘terrain’.
Or to put it another way: If you had a flooded bathroom, would you start mopping up the floor (allopathic approach) or would you switch off the tap (naturopathic approach) first?
How can nutritional therapy help me?
Nutritional therapy has been found to help all of these health conditions:
Atopic Dermatitis, Acne, Psoriasis
Thyroid Problems, Hashimoto’s
Low energy, Fatigue, Tiredness
Digestive Problems, Crohn’s, UC
Food Allergy & Intolerances
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia
Diabetes Types I and II
Female Hormonal Imbalances:
PCOS, PMT, Endometriosis
Infertility, Pre-conception & Pregnancy
Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol
Joint Health & Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
Parasitic & Fungal Infections