What is Nutritional therapy?


Nutritional therapy is a natural healthcare system that encourages the body’s own healing through the promotion of a healthy diet and lifestyle.  When the body is malnourished either through poor diet or the wrong environment for the body to absorb nutrients, then our cells can no longer perform the functions needed to maintain health and well-being, thus causing an imbalance in our metabolic pathways and symptoms occur.

Nutritional balance is giving the body the best possible intake of nutrients to allow it to be healthy and function to its optimum level.

Nutritional therapy uses food and diet to facilitate our body’s own healing ability to maintain good health.  It is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.


Why use Nutritional therapy?

Some people seek nutritional therapy to check that they are eating a healthy diet or to improve their diet.  Others may come to lose some weight or get some help with some chronic symptoms that have been checked by their GP and have been found to be inconclusive.

Nutritional therapy aims to support and achieve optimum health by increasing energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, good gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.


How is this achieved?

As a practitioner I look for nutritional deficiencies, allergies or intolerances to food, or for factors that can cause poor digestion or absorption in the stomach or intestine. Treatment involves dietary change and may include the use of nutritional supplements, such as vitamins and minerals.

I use a comprehensive health and lifestyle questionnaire with a 7-day food diary, as well as functional testing to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.

I would then develop an Action Plan to address any nutrient and dietary imbalances that maybe contributing to any current health issues such as: food intolerances, digestive problems, low energy/fatigue, insomnia, hormonal dysfunction or any mental health issues.

By supporting many of the body’s metabolic pathways this may help to boost the body’s ability to cope with diseases, infection and stress more effectively.

We can also look at reducing your exposure to lifestyle toxins & chemicals in the home and environment.


Nutritional therapy may facilitate change in the following health conditions…

Weight Problems Mental health – anxiety depression
Lack of energy Migraine
Digestive & Bowel disorders Arthritis
Parasites & fungal infections Osteoporosis
Food allergy Stress
Food Intolerance Chronic fatigue
High Blood pressure Chronic degenerative disease
Skin disorders Sinus congestion
PMS Menopausal/hormonal imbalance


And many others…

For more information on how I can help you to improve your nutritional health please call: 01737 812498 or email me on: