Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms. Registered Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to put together personalised nutrition plans rather than using a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
I work with clients who either have health concerns or who may simply want to prevent health issues occurring. We work alongside each other, identifying goals and ways of tackling them over a number of consultations. Nutritional therapy is not a quick fix but a way of incorporating small dietary and lifestyle changes over time to enable them to become part of client’s lives, improving their health and reducing the risk of developing lifestyle/dietary related chronic conditions as they age.
I educate clients in their food choices, empowering them to make the changes themselves long-term, reducing risk of relapse, and making healthy choices become second nature to them. I also advise on stress management because of the detrimental effects stress has on health. Healthy food choices can also ameliorate some of the damage stress causes, therefore the two interventions work well together.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body:
- muscular and nervous system,
- respiratory and cardiovascular,
- endocrine and immune,
- reproductive and integumentary (skin, hair, nails).
Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.