Nutritional therapy combines science (biochemistry and nutrition) with naturopathy (drug-free natural approach), in order to promote health and wellbeing.
Nutrition is a holistic therapy that treats everyone as an individual, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the whole person, recognising that each person is an individual with unique requirements, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutritional Therapy embraces the definition of health as defined by the World Health Organisation:
Nutritional Therapists apply nutritional therapeutic approaches with a strong emphasis on food as medicine, to stimulate and enhance the body’s natural healing power through the use of food selection and preparation for optimal nutrition.
Using whole foods as a healing art to nourish and rebalance the body can have lifelong positive effects to your health and happiness.
Nutritional therapy can promote:
- Reconnection with real food
- Physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing
- Healthy energy levels
- Healthy sleep patterns
- Healthy weight
- Identifying and addressing food intolerances
- Mental acuity
- Optimising digestion, absorption and elimination
- The health of all the major systems of the body:
Integumentary (skin, hair, nails).
With a focus on foods for optimal nutrition, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions, and foods to support different life phases, Nutritional Therapists help support individuals towards restoring homeostasis and maintaining holistic health.