What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy aims to identify biochemical imbalances that are contributing to your current state of health or illness. The types of body processes analysed for potential imbalances are:
- Digestion and absorption of foods and nutrients
- Processing of Toxins in the body
- Control of blood sugar levels
- Hormonal Regulation
- Immune & inflammation
- Energy production, oxidative stress
These factors can be analysed to produce a personalised nutrition programme, taking account of your unique history, personal goals and current situation. Contact here.
How well you feel depends on your internal biochemistry and your body’s ability to produce essential enzymes, manage metabolism of hormones, and safe handling of oxidative stress and inflammation. These functions all rely on nutrients and for many of us our diets mean that we lack many of the basic raw materials to function at our best. Common signs will be digestive issues, low energy or mood, energy slumps, sluggishness, headaches, skin issues or cravings for stimulants or sweets.
There is growing acceptance that long term sub optimal nutrition contributes to the epidemic levels of chronic illness such as cancer, autoimmune disease, diabetes, mental health and cardiovascular disease.
Nutritional therapy is a science-based field of healthcare that uses nutrition to prevent and manage a wide range of health concerns and to prevent illness.
Personal consultations and what to expect
Personal nutrition consultations can be booked at Macclesfield with our nutritionist to identify your potential nutritional imbalances and how these may be contributing to your symptoms of ill health.
Before your first consultation, you will be provided with a health and nutrition questionnaire to complete.
At your initial consultation, which would typically last 75 minutes, a detailed case history will be built, covering areas such as current health concerns, symptoms, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication / supplements and diet.
The Nutritionist then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition programme. Occasionally laboratory tests may be recommended in order to further personalise the nutrition programme and assess on-going progress as you work through the programme.
Follow up consultations based in Macclesfield are generally after four weeks to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Some will need only two consultations, whilst others with more deep seated health issues may need further consultations to achieve their individual health goals. Contact here.Back to top