Nutritional therapy applies nutritional elements through the foods we eat, foods we avoid and supplementation, to promote our body’s natural ability to balance and experience our optimal health and wellness. Nutritional therapy is individualized, to satisfy your body’s unique metabolic needs.
Nutritional therapy views you as an individual and takes into account your unique nutritional profile – your needs, your health status, and your health goals. Nutrition is applied therapeutically, harnessing its full power to promote your body’s optimal health and wellness from within. Nutritional therapy helps your body help itself by optimizing your body’s function(s). The focus is on using regularly available foods to promote health and wellness, and supplementing this nutritional foundation with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients when the needed quantities cannot be met through diet.
Foods, and the nutrients in foods, are incredibly powerful. They are the components that initiate, sustain and promote the complex and interrelated chemical reactions in the human body. Using foods therapeutically (or avoiding foods in some cases) can “turn on” body processes which may be stalled, and alternatively “turn off” processes which may be in overdrive.
Your body is incredibly powerful as well, and has an amazing ability to regulate and balance itself, but it can only do so given the appropriate nutritional elements.
Many chronic health disturbances are positively affected by nutritional therapy including, but not limited to:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Bowel disturbances
- Celiac disorder
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Conditions secondary to medications
- Weight gain or loss
- Adrenal fatigue
- Peri- and postmenopause
- Thyroid disorders
- Sleep disorders/ disturbances
- Acid reflux
- Seasonal allergies
- Recurrent infections
- Premature aging