Nutritional Therapy

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Nutritional therapy is founded upon years of substantial research. Neurotransmitters which are linked to our mood are formed in our gut. Therefore, a nutritious diet and good digestion can ensure good health, wellbeing and healing. Nutritional therapy is based on two principles:

  1. Nutritional therapists must understand the individual needs of a client in order to create an optimal nutritional plan for them structured on factors such as gender, age and lifestyle. Supplements may be necessary.
  2. There are five parts to nutritional therapy which must be maintained: blood sugar, digestion, mineral balance, fatty acid balance, and hydration. As health issues occur when one or of these factors are neglected, a nutritional therapist will direct their dietary advice towards rebalancing this/these factors.

For example lack of iron in our diets can result in a slow metabolism and fatigue. Moreover, eating too few omega 3s and too many omega fatty acids can lead to issues such as skin problems, inflammation and depression.

Nutritional therapy can be beneficial for mental health. Therapists therefore advise their clients to choose foods which support the brain’s activities and to avoid toxic ones. Nutritional therapists also teach their clients about where our food comes from, how and where we should eat and the importance of how we store and prepare the food that we eat.