Nutritional Therapy

Food is a powerful medicine that has a huge impact on the biochemical processes of your body. There is now an enormous amount of scientific knowledge showing the effects of food and nutrients on treating that good nutrition can have an impact on a wide variety of problems, including female hormone imbalances, infertility, weight problems, children’s illnesses, skin conditions, bowel disorders and prevention of degenerative illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc…..

Nutritional therapy is not just about eating well. It is also about correcting any vitamin or mineral deficiencies improving digestive function, because you are what you ear, but also what you are able to absorb, balancing hormones naturally and eliminating toxins and waste products. Using nutrition as a form of treatment works quite differently from conventional medicines. The first aim is to work on the symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of the problem. The next stage is to work on prevention so that the problem does not recur. By ensuring that you have good levels of the correct vitamins and minerals and that you eat well, you are supplying your body with the tools to heal itself, correct any imbalances and restore good health. This is where nutritional therapy is so different from conventional medicine.

The conventional approach leaves you weaker, as antibiotics tend to disrupt your system, killing off healthy bacteria that is part of the defence mechanism. Furthermore, your body has not learned to fight off infection on its own, and chances are that the exact same problem will occur again. By using the nutritional approach you will encourage your body to do the work, leaving it strong and more able to address similar illness in the future.

As well as looking as what you ear, vitamin and mineral supplements can be extremely useful. You may wonder why you might need them, particularly if you have a good diet. Unfortunately, the well-balanced diet is a myth. You simpley do not get all the nutrients you need from your food. In 1995 a National Food Survey found that the average person in Britain is grossly deficient in 6 out of 8 vitamins and minerals surveyed and less than 1 in 10 people receive the Recommended Daily Allowance for Zinc, an extremely important mineral.

We have, as a society, begun to eat far too many processed, convenience and refined foods that have been stripped of essential nutrients during the manufacturing process.

Nutritional therapy is about taking steps towards a healthy way of life. One that will prevent many of the diseases associated with old age, but more importantly to help with symptoms that which can effect you on a daily basis, such as feeling tired all the time, headaches, insomnia, aching joints, mood sings, food cravings, bloating, flatulence, etc.