What is Nutritional Therapy? And how will it help you?

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances which may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.

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An individual approach

Nutritional Therapy is an individual approach allowing me to work with you to assess possible nutritional imbalances and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is a holistic approach and considers the body as a whole. It's recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.

How well do you feel?

Ongoing studies have shown Nutritional Therapy can benefit all age groups. Typical priorities in Nutritional Therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood-sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health, alleviating hormonal imbalances, weight management and intolerance to a broad range of food groups.

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What is Nutritional Therapy?

One size doesn't fit all

Individuals turn to Nutritional Therapy for many different reasons. With many and varied requirements people often seek specialist support for their current health status.

Nutritional Therapy does not have a “one size fits all” approach, our individual needs are as varied as our backgrounds. Factors that influence your health and nutritional requirement include age, physical health, lifestyle, genetics and most importantly, our environment. As a therapist I will take all your needs into consideration and design a realistic programme that will help you reach your health goals.

My recommendations will be appropriate to fit into your life, making it realistic and achievable. Suggestions will include meal ideas, recipes, shopping lists, targeted nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes. I will give you the tools to improve your nutritional status allowing you to be in control of your future health. Nutritional Therapy will fit in with your life whether you are aiming to improve your overall well-being, resolve a specific health problem, or take a preventative approach to your healthcare.

Following a Nutritional Therapy programme does not mean you have to cut out all the foods you enjoy!

It’s about making simple, practical changes that become a way of life to put you in control of your future wellbeing.

  • Any advice will be discussed and agreed with you so it fits into your daily routine.
  • You will learn why some foods help and some foods hinder your health.
  • You will earn how to make healthier choices and why.
  • There will be no need for calorie counting.
  • No faddy diet will be recommended.
About Nutritional Therapy

Although many health complaints require particular medication, it has been repeatedly shown that nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare supports the health of all the major systems of the body such as digestive, endocrine, immune, reproductive, skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular.

Nutritional Therapy is considered to have a positive impact on:
  • Weight management, food cravings and eating disorders.
  • Digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Auto immune conditions such as Celiac Disease, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.
  • Allergies and intolerances.
  • Boosting immunity.
  • Stress management.
  • Pre conception care and pregnancy.
  • Skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
  • Sports and performance optimisation.
  • Hormone balancing during menopause and PMS, PCOS.
  • Blood sugar balancing and optimising energy levels.

Expectations

The stresses and strains of daily life are often unavoidable making it increasing difficult to look after ourselves along the way. This over time unfortunately puts a strain on our bodies and in the long run may give rise to many different ailments. A fews simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can make a whole world of difference to your health. Nutritional Therapy uses food and supplements to give the body the nutrients it needs to thrive, while investigating the foods that may be causing adverse effects.

Nutritional Therapy isn’t a magic pill or a quick fix. It’s a change of lifestyle that puts the power of your health in your hands. It can take time for the body to respond and come back into balance, however you can expect to see some improvements quite quickly. Remember this is about getting to the root of the problem and resolving the underlying factors involved and improving your health for good.

Carrie Temple

Carrie Temple

Nutritional Therapist. Dip NT CNM.

I have had a growing passion for the healing power of food since I was in my twenties. After many years of eating the same boring foods I started to crave a more varied diet full of nutritious food. I started to appreciate and understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and the positive affect it has on your body and mind. I have experienced first hand their affects and wanted to pass this knowledge onto others.

Optimum wellness is all about being full of energy, free from pain and discomfort, sleeping well, coping easily with stress, and looking and feeling great. With the stresses and strains of modern life, it’s not easy to feel well all of the time, and this is where nutritional therapy can help.

As Nutritional Therapist I can identify areas of nutritional imbalance and create an individual nutrition programme to improve and optimise your health and wellbeing. I aim to show you the link between your symptoms and the foods you are eating. I will educate you on why certain foods can benefit you, recommend alternatives and inspire you to make changes as you gain control and bring your body back into balance.

Finding your optimum health will not only taste fabulous, it will also help you to feel fabulous.

Certificate

In the UK, Nutritional Therapy is regulated by a Register managed by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC is a government-sponsored body dedicated to safeguarding the public by ensuring that all registered practitioners meet the National Occupational Standards for healthcare disciplines. A Nutritional Therapist can only display the CNHC quality mark if they have the appropriate level of training and competence.

In order to retain the CNHC quality mark, Nutritional Therapists are required to update and develop their professional skills through an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutritional Therapist.

Nutrition Titles

A number of different titles are used to describe professionals working in the field of nutrition. Such as Dietitians, Nutritionists and Applied Nutrition. Other practitioners may offer general nutrition advice as part of advice on a healthy lifestyle, but they do not meet the National Occupational Standard for Nutritional Therapy.

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