Nutritional therapy is based on the science that disease is the result of nutritional deficiencies in our diet that accumulate over time. Our body has the intelligence and ability to heal from any ailment provided we give it the appropriate nutrients to do so.
Nutrients and other food components influence the function of our body, to protect against disease, restore our health, and to also determine our response to the changes in the environment. Common dietary chemicals can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure. The degree to which diet influences the balance between healthy and disease may depend on an individual’s genetic makeup. Some diet-regulated genes are likely to play a role in the onset, incidence, progression, and/or severity of chronic diseases. Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype
When is nutritional therapy helpful?
Nutritional therapy can help build up nutrients in the body to support:
- Diet recovery (low carb, paleo, low calorie, etc.)
- hormonal balancing
- Fatigue/low energy
- Slowed metabolism
- Digestive disorders (chronic bloating, constipation, etc)
- Acid reflex
- Excess weight
- Blood sugar issues
- Food allergies
- Seasonal allergies
Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health.