Nutritional therapists apply nutrition science to promote health and well-being. To do this, a nutritional therapist will use a range of tools to evaluate the health of a patient, then subsequently give advice on lifestyle and dietary/nutritional practices to maintain good health, reduce the risk of disease and help support chronic conditions. This is all underpinned by the recognition that every person is unique and, therefore, the programmes our nutritional therapist devices are personally tailored to the client.
Nutritional therapists also follow the Functional Medicine Model which looks at, amongst other things, how diet, lifestyle and genetics can all play an important part in the makeup of an individual.
It’s important to remember that nutritional therapy is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and if our practitioner identifies any ‘red flag’ symptoms indicative of a serious health issue, she will refer clients to an appropriate medical professional.