What Is Nutritional Therapy?
It is a science based, yet holistic approach to nutritional counseling rooted in the conviction that food, as Nature intended, is a form of medicine that can heal, protect, nurture and support good health. Our bodies are amazingly capable of restoring balance when given the proper raw materials.
It is both a system of healing and prevention that can help improve energy levels and enhance an overall feeling of wellness in the body.
Nutritional Therapy is based on two fundamental premises that are essential in any form of nutritional counseling:
The first is that each of us is biochemically unique. No one diet fits everyone. Age, genetics, gender, the climate we live in, etc lead to diverse lifestyles with diverse nutritional requirements. Nutritional Therapy can help you sort through the maze of conflicting dietary information out there today. It custom tailors practical dietary changes combined with supplementation to correct nutritional deficiencies and restore balance and health to the body.
The second is that there are certain foundations of health that do not vary between individuals. These foundations are Digestion, Blood Sugar, Mineral and Fatty Acid balance and Hydration. Imbalances in any of these will manifest as different health problems for each person. The strength of Nutritional Therapy lies in its ability to detect and correct underlying dysfunction in these Foundations. Targeting underlying dysfunction combined with individualized dietary counseling are two sides of the same coin – you cannot have one without the other. These are the cornerstones of Nutritional Therapy.