What is Nutritional Therapy?

images (2)Nutritional Therapy is a science based, yet holistic approach to nutritional counseling focused on the fact 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.

Nutritional Therapy 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 are biochemically unique. No one diet fits everyone. Age, genetics, gender, the climate we live in, etc. all 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.

Second, 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.

 What Can Nutritional Therapy Help With?

                     Allergies (Food and Environmental)               

                                                           Digestion                                                            

Blood Sugar Balance

Fatty Acid Balance

Mineral Balance

Cardiovascular Issues

Detoxification

Emotional and Behavioral Issues

High Blood Pressure

High Cholesterol

Hormone Imbalances

Infertility

Joint and Muscle Pain

Skin Problems

Trouble with Sleep

Weight Management

These are just some examples of common issues that can be helped with nutrition, but the reality is, there isn’t much that CAN’T be helped with Nutritional Therapy to some degree. A good diet and understanding of health are essential to any healing process.

Disclaimer: 
Autumn Smith, NTP is not a licensed medical doctor or mental health counselor. She does not treat, cure or diagnose in any way – nor does she claim to. Information provided on this site, or in person, is not to be used to replace medical advice. If you feel that you have a medical issue, you should seek the advice of your Physician or health care practitioner. Please note that nutritional therapy – or any alternative healing modality – is only a complimentary tool to be used to assist in the healing process, and is not meant to replace traditional medicine. By continuing to browse this website, or by receiving services, you agree to the above information.

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