What is Nutritional Therapy? Is it safe? I have a good diet, why use nutritional therapy? How many sessions will I need? What happens during the sessions?
Frequently Asked Questions Nutritional therapy is the art of healing using whole foods and isolated nutrients from plants and fruits to have a therapeutic effect. Nutritional medicine always stems from whole food as a basis for the promotion of health, peak performance and prevention of disease. Supplements are used to rectify deficiencies and to provide natural support. The use of nutrition as medicine is as old as the history of humans. Hippocrates once said ‘Whatever the father of disease might be, the mother is always the wrong nutrition’. Knowledge of food has undergone extensive research in the last few decades and well-founded studies support the medicinal use of nutrition. Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations are to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and pyschological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.
Nutrition therapy also supports all systems of the body:
• Reproductive i.e. preconception, pregnancy and post-partum support
• Skeletal and Muscular i.e. bone health and sports injury
• Nervous system and Immunity i.e. response to stress and how this affects immunity
• Respiratory i.e. health of the bronchial airways
• Cardiovascular i.e. healthy blood flow, blood fats, cholesterol and insulin levels
• Digestive i.e. from the minute food enters the mouth and until it is excreted
• Endocrine i.e. hormonal balance and adrenal health
• Integumentary i.e. skin, hair, nails You will need two initial sessions of one hour each to get you started. Half hour follow-up sessions are provided according to need. Before the first consultation, you will receive a health and nutrition questionnaire to complete. At the Initial Consultation 
you will be asked detailed 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. You will then be measured 
using BioImpedence Analysis which is the new standard in body composition analysis measuring lean muscle, fat mass, 
total body water, fluid distribution and cellular health.
Your practitioner will then assess your individual needs and using the extensive evidence base for nutritional science 
will develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme. At the Second Consultation, you will receive your programme instruction related to your goals and your individual needs.
At each follow-up your progress will monitored using BioImpedence Analysis and your programme modified if necessary.
Will I lose weight?
Only if weight loss is your goal. The beauty of the programmes are that you should experience an increase in vitality.
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