What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising your health potential through nutritional and lifestyle changes, specifically formulated based on the needs of each individual.
It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal wellbeing, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions. Lifestyle change is also incorporated as there are often elements of how we live and our environment that impact on our health and our ability to address specific concerns.
Nutritional Therapy treats the body as a whole, while looking to identify the root cause of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms. It works on the basis that we are each individual in our make-up and therefore, ‘one size fits all’ models of eating simply don’t work well for many people.
Nutritional Therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicines or treatments but to complement them, and, where necessary, dietary and lifestyle changes can be made in conjunction with your Medical Doctor.
Who can benefit from Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is suitable for everyone – babies, children, teens and adults.
It can be particularly beneficial for those seeking to alleviate specific symptoms or conditions, as well as those who would just like to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Throughout the process, the focus will be on understanding the unique underlying factors that may be contributing to your ongoing symptoms and health challenges and using these to help identify the foods that will give you back your vitality and control over your health, so that you can feel your very best.
What health concerns can be helped?
- Digestive Issues – Constipation/Diarrhoea, bloating, IBS, Reflux, Food allergies/Intolerances, Diverticulitis, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis;
- Immune-related issues – Asthma, recurrent infections, general immune support;
- Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health – PMS, Menopause / Peri-menopause, PCOS, Recurring Thrush, UTIs, Thyroid issues;
- Mental health & General Wellbeing – Stress, Low mood, Anxiety, Fatigue/Tired all the time, Poor Concentration;
- Cardiovascular Health – Raised cholesterol, high blood pressure, Metabolic Syndrome;
- Weight problems – Weight gain/difficulty losing weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, diabetes;
- Skin Conditions – Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea;
You can find out more on Susan Horgan’s website.