About Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising one’s health potential through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions.
The current and future health of the mind and the body are completely dependent on the nourishment they receive. Sufficient levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and essential fatty acids are vital for optimum health.
Nutritional Therapy treats the body as a whole while seeking the root source of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms. It works on the basis that we are each individual in our make-up; therefore, ‘one size fits all’ models of eating simply don’t work well for a lot of people.
During a nutritional therapy consultation, potential nutritional deficiencies can be identified and resolved, lifestyle factors will be discussed and a personalised health plan will be devised with the goal of restoring optimal health and wellbeing.
According to NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland):
the health concerns which benefit from Nutritional Therapy include:
Digestive Problems (Constipation, Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, diverticulitis)
Weight problems (Weight gain/inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes)
Cardio-Vascular Health (Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome)
Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health (infertility, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause symptoms, Recurring Thrush, Cystitis.)
Skin Conditions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea)
Mental health & General Wellbeing (Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue, Poor Concentration)
Autoimmune conditions ( such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, that often do not respond to conventional medicine)