What is Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, optimal performance and individual care.

Nutritional therapy focuses on the overall nutrient value of a client’s diet to ensure they have optimal wellbeing and sustained health. The therapy also encompasses lifestyle and environmental factors that might contribute to dietary choices; equally it looks at exercise, sleep and mindset, and other factors which may need to be addressed for the client to move closer to their goal.

 

A common question asked is who might visit a Nutritional therapist? The answer is simple. Anybody from those that want to simply improve their overall diet, to individuals with more chronic health conditions.

What does a nutritional therapy session typically involve


Before the first consultation, the nutritionist usually provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, and in this time the nutritionists asks’ questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The nutritionist then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe, effective and realistic (for busy individuals) nutrition and lifestyle programme which is in line with the clients’ personal goals and food preferences.