What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy offers a tailored approach to diet and lifestyle in order to promote optimal health. The saying 'You are what you eat' may be a cliche, but it is an established fact that what and how you eat effects your health on many levels. Nutrition plays a key role in the promotion and maintenance of good health at any age or stage in life.
There seems to be much conflicting advice about what foods are good or bad to eat - Nutritional Therapy offers you individual, personalised advice about your diet, in order to treat illness and maintain health.
The Healing Power Of Foods
Food is our fuel. It is what gives us energy and provides the raw building blocks for all the new cells that we make every day. Each individual food is different, with a different chemical make-up, and a different effect on the body.
By using the right kinds of foods, you can give your body what it needs. If you eat right, supplementation is not needed - everything your body needs can be found in food, it's just a case of knowing which foods to eat. In cases of severe deficiency, food supplements have their place, but for most people it is quite possible to achieve a state of radiant health using food alone, without the need for expensive supplements.
What is the Chinese Medicine approach to Nutrition?
Every culture in the world has historically understood the healing power of food, This is especially the case in China, where a complex understanding of food and nutrition has developed over thousands of years, following the ancient principles of Chinese medicine.
This way of looking food contains great subtlety and complexity. It goes way beyond simply looking at vitamins, fibre, protein and the other structural aspects of food, to consider at a deep level exactly how a food is received by the body, and what the effects of eating it are.
It is a uniquely personalised experience that rejects the idea that some foods are 'good' and some are 'bad' and instead asks "what foods are right for me?" To come to the answer to this question, Chinese Dietary Therapy uses the tried-and-tested Chinese diagnostic techniques which allow the practitioner to come to an understanding of your overall state of health on every level.
What Does It Treat?
Nutritional Therapy can help you in many ways (click for more info:)
Everyday Nutrition - Boost your energy and feel great! - Use a consultation as a Health & Nutrition MOT to make sure you are eating the right kinds of foods for your constitution, and for health maintenance.
Weight Loss Nutrition - Forget faddy diets - Learn the best ways to lose weight and keep it off. Practical, realistic advice to help you reach your weight goals.
Therapeutic Nutrition - Healing with foods - Good dietary advice is invaluable when suffering or recovering from any kind of illness or health condition.
Pregnancy Nutrition - Keep yourself healthy, and give your baby the best possible start in life. Plus, get help with conception and the post-natal period.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates