Nutritional therapists use evidence-based practices rooted in scientific research to assist individuals in achieving their health and wellness goals. Health imbalances can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, nutritional, behavioral, and emotional factors, so it’s important to consider all of these when deciding the best way to get back on track. A nutritional therapy approach replenishes the body with the nutrients it requires to thrive through diet, supplements, and lifestyle modifications. It can utilize a variety of methods and testing to discover possible imbalances and try to figure out how they’re affecting your health and wellbeing.
This holistic approach focuses on balancing diet with lifestyle factors and is effective for individuals looking to enhance their health and those who need help managing a specific chronic condition. Nutritional therapists work closely with other medical professionals, when necessary, to create individualized treatment plans based on each person’s needs while also considering social and lifestyle factors.
What Can a Nutritional Therapist Do for You?
Help you understand why your current diet isn’t working
Identify dietary and lifestyle habits that are contributing to and aggravating your symptoms
Develop nutritional recommendations that work for you
Find a meal plan that meets your specific nutritional needs
Help you begin preventative lifestyle changes
Provide support and motivation to keep you on track with your new lifestyle plan
As a nutritional therapist, I have the privilege of guiding clients on their journey to restoring health. I tailor the treatment plan for each individual based on their nutritional needs while also considering emotional, social and lifestyle factors. Rather than taking the cookie-cutter approach, I look at all factors that may be contributing to your symptoms to determine what will work best for you and your body. I’m interested in learning about your general health, lifestyle, habits, what and how you eat, your work environment, how you relax, medical treatments and history, nutritional status, medicines, and family history. All of these factors have an effect on our long-term health.
Although many health complaints require particular medications, it has been repeatedly shown that nutrition- and lifestyle-based approaches support the health of all major systems in your body. Therefore, there are many conditions a nutritional therapist can help with, including*:
*This list is not exhaustive