Nutritional therapy is a foundational approach to health. It’s based on the science that the growing number of health problems plaguing our society are caused by weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations as a result of poor nutrition.
The foundations of health are deeply rooted in a nutrient dense diet consisting of properly prepared foods in their whole forms. Building upon diet, the remaining foundations of health are:
Together, these foundations play a crucial role in maintaining our body’s chemistry so everything can work the way it’s supposed to and we can actually feel good. When there are weaknesses in any of these foundations, our health takes a hit as we start to experience a host of unwanted symptoms like weight gain, skin issues, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and worse.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (NTPs) work to uncover underlying imbalances and/or deficiencies that may be causing whatever ailments or diseases someone might be experiencing. We’re trained to investigate dysfunction within the body and provide the guidance and education necessary to strengthen your health by balancing your body chemistry.
NTPs have a holistic approach to health–– holistic meaning we look at the whole rather than the sum of its parts. This means that we look at the whole body rather than just the symptoms that may be presenting themselves. Symptoms are not necessarily the problem, often they’re the body crying out that something is wrong, so we have to dig deeper to determine the root cause and work our way up from there. Our bodies are built with the innate intelligence and ability to heal themselves from many ailments and states of disease if we give it the appropriate nutrients to do so. And that all starts by supporting the foundations.
Everyone. Nutritional therapy is based on the belief that everybody is different, therefore every body is different. One-size-fits-all approaches are not what this is about. Nutritional therapy is about learning to understand your own body and its balance so you can make educated decisions on what, when, and how to eat and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There is such value in taking control of your own health and understanding your own body and its warning signs so you can live the happy and healthy life you deserve!