What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy uses diet to help people enjoy the best possible health, by preventing and controlling illness. It can support the management of many chronic conditions. An appropriate diet can work alongside a drug programme – sometimes even allowing a lower dose of medication, thus alleviating possible side effects. The therapist assesses a range of factors, from age and inherited traits to lifestyle and environment, then applies scientific principles to create a unique diet to suit the individual patient. Crucially, the diet also takes into account specific likes and dislikes – a million miles from the rigid, yet often quite arbitrary regimes imposed by ‘fad’ diets.
Most importantly, it’s a one-to-one relationship, based on mutual trust and respect. The therapist has the time to listen to and understand your concerns and ambitions. The result will be a realistic, practical and achievable programme, which you’ve agreed between you. And because you have shared ownership of it, you’re far more likely to stay with it.
Food is rarely out of the news these days. And in the swirling mass of often conflicting research, opinions and advice, it’s easy to get confused about what to eat and how food affects our health.
What’s not in dispute is that diet has a profound influence on our energy levels, immune system, sense of well-being and long-term health prospects. But because every person is unique, there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ diet that will work for everyone. An individual approach, based on specific needs, preferences, physical condition and lifestyle, gives you control over what you eat and why. It can be, literally, life-changing. And that’s why more and more people are turning to nutritional therapy.
How can it help?
What we eat affects every part and process of the body, so nutritional therapy can help you manage a huge array of chronic conditions, including:
- Aching joints and arthritis
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Hormonal imbalances and menopausal symptoms
- IBS and other digestive disorders
- Insulin resistance and diabetes
- Skin complaints
- Stress and anxiety
- Weight problems
If you have a specific condition you’d like to discuss, please contact us. Please be assured that all enquiries are dealt with in the strictest professional confidence.
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What happens next?
Before your first consultation, you’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire, and keep a food diary. This will help to pinpoint specific symptoms, and possible links with your daily diet.
You’ll then have a one-hour consultation with Sarah, with 30-minute follow-up sessions as necessary. In our experience, most people require two to three visits; some, however, prefer to maintain regular appointments. What’s important is that you do what you feel is right for YOU.