Nutritional Therapy is a holistic therapy suitable for people of all ages. It provides you with an explanation of your current state of health which will help you to take control of it.
The convenience-lead modern diet is full of refined, processed foods. These are unnatural to us and can leave us lacking in the essential nutrients needed by our bodies to function properly and maintain us in good health.
Bombarded by mixed messages about what we should eat and the vitamins and supplements we should take, it's not surprising that many of us have lost our way nutritionally.
Nutritional Therapy will help you in returning your body to its natural balance thereby eliminating a problem once and for all: it will improve your overall health for everyday life.
Nutritional Therapy is based on the fact that the food we eat has a direct effect on our everyday and long-term health.
Many health problems can be targeted by reconsidering what we put into our bodies. The following are just a few examples of the many conditions which may benefit through Nutritional Therapy:
Whether you have a specific problem to tackle or seek a better understanding of the therapeutic value of food, Nutritional Therapy can become your safe and gentle route to better health.
If your aim is to lose weight and get into shape, a nutritional therapist can help by identifying those adjustments to your lifestyle that will yield the quickest results.
And it's not just about short-term results: it's also about making those results permanent.
Many people struggle with their weight when, on the face of it, it seems that they do not over eat. Often, the issue is with the types of food being eaten rather than the quantity.
Once someone starts eating the correct food for them, they find that their energy levels increase, they no longer experience food cravings, they sleep more soundly, their digestion improves and, above all, they lose the weight they have always struggled to in the past.
Long term dieters can be obsessed with counting calories and that can result in having a very negative relationship with food. This is not good.
So, once you start feeling the benefits of eating the right way for you, this relationship with food becomes positive again and has a huge impact on all areas of your life.
Perhaps look at my Weight Loss Programme for a kick-start to getting your weight under your control.
Allergies are a sign that our body is not functioning as well as it could be.
When an allergy is present we, for obvious reasons, often concentrate on what we are allergic to instead of on why we are allergic in the first place.
Nutritional therapy can help to find out why you are getting the allergy in the first place and then assist in rebalancing the systems of the body and alleviate the symptoms rather than mask them.
It is known that mental and emotional factors contribute to eating disorders. There is usually a long build up in the person's health history that has lead to a breakdown in the body's biochemistry associated with eating disorders.
In women, symptoms often appear around the time of puberty when the imbalances in the body become most substantial, leading to potential vulnerability in attitudes to diet and nutrition.
As an ancillary to psychological attention, Nutritional Therapy can promote treatment of eating disorders by returning the body to correct function through diet, including in some circumstances prescription of appropriate supplements.
Equally importantly, Nutritional Therapy can act in helping educate a patient in re-assuming their control over their own well-being.
Depression can be a very gradual onset often after a transition—eg puberty, child birth, menopause or life stress or trauma—that is not achieved satisfactorily.
When we do not adequately resolve an emotional experience, such as grief or anger, this can have an affect on our overall health and how we function, perhaps triggering a bout of depression.
In depression there is often a history of bowel, skin and lung issues which have not been treated adequately. In our failure to face such issues we have pushed the problems deeper.
The body will be depleted of essential nutrients if these suppressions have taken place, and low energy, low blood sugar and central nervous problems in a case history will occur.
Signs of depression include:
Working alongside psychological therapy, Nutritional Therapy can, in time, be an affective way of treating depression.
Symptoms can vary from alternating stools with pain and spasm to bouts of diarrhoea along with bloating, wind and discomfort.
The causes of bowel problems are many ranging from dehydration and poor diet, food intolerances, adverse reaction to medication and stress.
Nutritional Therapy will identify the cause of your bowel issue and then rectify it, in some cases very quickly.
Migraine manifests itself as a severe headache sometimes preceded by visual disturbances, confusion, light phobia and numbness down one side of the body in cases with 'aura'. Migraines can also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and can last from anything from 24 hours to three days.
Migraine triggers can be many and varied. They include certain foods, stress, tension and anxiety, the time of menstruation for women, low blood sugar and fatigue.
The onset of migraine is often seen during transitional periods in you life such as moving house, break-up of a relationship, puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
You usually see a build up to the onset of migraine which can be inherited or developed through a lifetime.
Nutritional Therapy will help identify the areas that need addressing and then treat them naturally.
A woman suffering from PCOS can have long, heavy, painful periods, PMS as well as pain around time of ovulation, or no periods at all. There can also be fertility issues. Other symptoms include acne, blocked hair follicles, weight gain, blood sugar issues, unusual or excessive hair growth, IBS and obsessive behavior.
PCOS is a complex issue but can be helped naturally using Nutritional Therapy. The main treatment targets improving the diet, improving blood sugar issues and supporting the systems and organs in the body which are struggling.
Clients living in the Crowborough, Edenbridge, Hadlow, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst areas come to my clinics at The Studio, Hildenborough, near Tonbridge, Kent.
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