The use of a professional practitioner to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your individual dietary needs.
The kind of diet that keeps one person healthy may not work for another.
How it works
How well we feel depends on the efficiency with which our body produces hormones, enzymes and many other substances.
All these are made from food. But many people do not assimilate their food properly, perhaps because of poor digestion or chronic irritation of the digestive system.
Another common problem is toxin build up in the body – unwanted waste substances which get in the way of efficient functioning. Food allergies or intolerances can also cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms, which may be delayed or chronic, and difficult to relate to a specific food.
People who have used lots of antibiotics can also be prone to dysbiosis. This is the excessive growth of undesirable bacteria and yeasts, including Candida albicans in the intestine. Dysbiosis irritates the digestive tract and this irritation may impair the digestion. Many undesirable bacteria and yeasts also produce toxic waste products which get absorbed into our bloodstream and can make us feel unwell.
A Nutritional Therapist will aim to improve your body’s efficiency by identifying and then dealing with these problems using different types of diets, herbs and dietary supplements, according to an individual’s needs. An efficiently functioning body finds it easier to repair and heal itself.
Beginning with a detailed questionnaire, the Nutritional Therapist aims to find out whether any of the above problems are present. If so they will be contributing factors to a variety of illnesses because they undermine the healthy functioning of the body. Correcting these problems often enables the body to recover its ability to fight illness and restore good health.
Nutritional Therapy is not just healthy eating, it is a professional practitioner carrying out a comprehensive assessment on what your individual dietary needs may be.
Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic