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What does a nutritional therapist actually do?

What we would like to share with you today is that the food you eat matters more than you can possibly imagine. And that, in many cases, simply by making changes to your diet, the symptoms of many conditions can be improved so markedly that there is a profound shift in how you experience life

What makes us different from other nutritionists and dieticians?

Most people get – on a conceptual level at least – that they should probably eat a bit better than they do, they should probably move more and have more ‘me time’ to live a long and happy life.

‘Life’ seems to get in the way of achieving that. Many of us are juggling jobs and the complexities of modern relationships, leaving little time to dedicate to the business of ‘being healthy’.

Convenience often wins. It’s not that that’s wrong per se, but here’s the thing: all the time we are not eating or moving or living as well as we know to do, we are silently getting sicker. That may actually be going-to-hospital sick or it may just mean having health niggles that bother us greatly but that we have learned to cope with and we end up accepting as just being “part of life”.

We’re talking here about things like IBS or other tummy troubles, PMT, arthritis, stress or anxiety, haywire hormones, or possibly weight that has crept on over the years and you can’t seem to shift it, no matter what you try.

What is nutritional therapy?

Nutritional therapy used to be referred to dismissively as ‘alternative medicine’. It’s only now that the science of what to eat is getting the recognition it deserves and is being actively promoted by a small number of well-known and recently enlightened medical doctors, like Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dr Michael Mosely.

Essentially, we apply the latest hypotheses and clinical research in nutrition and health sciences to you and your symptoms and we create a tailored diet plan, lifestyle advice and in some cases a supplement plan to support those needs to promote overall health and wellbeing.

We will use some coaching to help you put the ideas into practice in a meaningful way or break through whatever barriers have held you back in the past.

Many people ask us - What’s the difference between a Dietician and a Nutritional Therapist?

A Nutritional Therapist works in the private sector and works to support overall optimal health and wellbeing by looking at the body as a whole. A Dietician is typically found in an NHS or commercial setting and generally focusses on providing nutritional support for specific illnesses and guidance, particularly for those suffering with eating disorders


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