What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy supports the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve health and prevent disease by making diet and lifestyle adjustments.
It’s about first finding out your nutritional needs – maybe increasing energy levels, achieving peak performance, or treating an illness caused by nutritional imbalance – then to devise changes in diet and lifestyle to achieve the results you’re looking for.
Conditions that can benefit include:
|Skin problems, e.g. eczema
Frequent colds and infections
Lack of energy
How it can help you?
Nutrition is the key factor in improving your health. Eating a nutritionally balanced diet will make you feel more energised while you’re losing or maintaining weight – without feeling deprived of food.
Crash and faddy diets achieve little or nothing. If the body doesn’t receive the right amount of calories it can:
- go into starvation mode
- lose muscle – and muscle helps to boost your metabolism and burn fat
- retain fat – because the body identifies it as a valuable source of fuel
You need to eat the right foods, the right quantities and at the right time to achieve a healthy balance.
The Consultation Process
Before your first consultation you’ll receive a health and lifestyle questionnaire and a food diary to fill in. The more truthful you are, the better the results will be! By analysing the diary, Emily will have the basic information to develop your plan.
The consultation lasts around an hour and a half. You’ll discuss health issues, medical history, medication, diet, lifestyle and any other concerns you may have. Emily will also look at your condition or symptoms from a nutritional and lifestyle perspective.
You’ll then get a nutritional programme with tasty recipes that take into account your likes and dislikes, and may include vitamin and mineral supplements. Just follow it day by day to get results.
What you eat is so important, because different combinations of micro- and macro-nutrients fuel your body to function in different ways. Truly, you are what you eat!
After a few weeks there’ll be a further 45-minute consultation to discuss progress and any further recommendations. The aim is to help you achieve your goals. The number of appointments you’ll need depends on your health issues and progress.
So when you’re ready, get in touch with Emily and start working towards a healthier lifestyle.
I am a full member of BANT (British Association for Nutritional Therapy)
I am a full member of CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
Please remember that nutritional therapy in no way takes the place of conventional medicine. You should continue with any medication, treatment or advice you have already been given by your GP or any other health care professional.