learn more about nutritional therapy
Nutritional Therapy is a science based approach which focuses on the nutrition your body needs to keep it in balance and functioning at its best. As therapists, we look for the root causes of imbalances rather than just focusing on addressing the symptoms.
This approach recognises that it is not just the food we eat which affects our health, but also factors such as exercise, sleep, relaxation, emotional wellbeing, genetics and personal history.
When things get out of balance, we start to see symptoms such as low energy, poor sleep, digestive upset, skin rashes, worsening of allergies, poor memory, mood swings or even pain such as headaches or gout.
Since all the systems in our body are intimately and intricately, connected, a problem in one area has a knock on effect on many other areas of our health.
By nourishing ourselves and establishing healthy habits, we can get back into balance and restore our health, often reaching levels of previously unknown energy, focus and positivity.
And it’s not all about green smoothies, lentils and salads (although these are fantastic foods for many people to include in their diet). Good nutrition involves eating a wide range of foods which take account of your individual needs. What is good for one person may be harmful to others in different quantities or frequencies. A balanced diet means an abundance of the right foods but still leaves space for our favourite foods and drinks.
Personalised nutrition is the only way to take account of our individual health needs, personal tastes and unique circumstances. There is no “one size fits all” solution to the complex puzzle of your health.
In devising your bespoke Nutritional Strategy, I take into account all the factors shaping your current health as well as your personal goals. Even if two people have the same symptoms, they will have different strategies to support them.
Nutritional Therapy works well as a stand-alone approach but it can also be used alongside treatments from the NHS so that your overall well-being is supported so that you have the best possible support for your better physical and mental health.
choosing a nutritional therapist
Key considerations when choosing a practitioner to help you include:
Training – have they gained a qualification which gives them an in-depth knowledge of the biochemistry of the body’s systems as well understanding the theory and practice of Nutritional Therapy to support clients?
Regulation – are they a member of a regulatory body? Those registered with the Complementary and
Natural Health Council (CNHC) must be fully trained and qualified, insured and maintain regular updates on their knowledge and experience by attending additional training and development throughout their career.
Professional Association – The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the largest professional body for Nutritional Therapists in the UK and ensures their members follow a strict Code of Professional Practice, maintain their knowledge base and offer supervision to therapists to ensure maintenance of the highest standards of care for clients.
Linda Thomas Nutrition
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