Nutritional and Herbal Therapies
Nutritional Therapy is a holistic, person centred approach to healthcare. It uses nutritional and lifestyle to optimise the individual’s biological, emotional and cognitive functioning.
NB: Nutritional therapists are not the same as dietitians.
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As a complementary therapy, it does not claim to cure specific diseases, it tends to be used alongside conventional treatment to facilitate healing. Nutritional Therapies claim that their method relieves many conditions. These include low energy, digestive difficulties, weight gain, joint & bone pain, bowel problems, anxiety & stress, insomnia, infertility, toxicity, skin problems and hormonal inbalance. The therapist will work to understand the client as a whole and work out an individual programme to address the many facets of the problem. For IBS, this might be food sensitivities, stress, poor bacteria and parasites.’ A nutritional therapist would recognise the importance of a beneficial bacterial flora and seek to promote an optimal gut ecology for the individual through the customised use of foods, food components and pre/probiotics.