Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition and health science to enable individuals to maximise their health potential. The discipline can help alleviate a wide range of conditions and assist in the recovery from many ill-health situations.
Nutritional therapists, nutritionists and dietitians recognise that each person is an individual who has unique dietary and nutritional requirements.
Diet and nutrition can have an enormous influence over a person’s health; influencing issues such as:
- healthy weight (not overweight or underweight)
- sleep patterns
- resistance to illness
- life expectancy
More people than ever before are seeking professional help with their diet.
Nutritional therapists assess nutritional status and functional capacity. They recognise that each person’s needs are unique and depend on a number of factors, from inherited strengths and weaknesses to the influence of diet, lifestyle and environment.