Nutritional Therapy: Description

Nutritional Therapy has strong roots in naturopathy, as well as allergy and environmental medicine movements.

It is a complementary therapy, which means it can work alongside orthodox medicine.  It is a way of using food and supplements to encourage the body's natural healing, which is achieved by:
  • detoxifing the body
  • correcting vitamin, mineral and  other micronutrient deficiencies
  • restoring healthy digestion
  • developing a positive attitude.

In order to achieve the above goals, a therapist asks a lot of questions about all aspects of your health and well-being including medical, diet and family history, menstrual problems, digestion, stress and energy levels and exercise. This helps the therapist discover if you have problems such as food allergies / intolerances, nutritional deficiencies, toxic overload or general nutritional problems.

Besides asking questions, in some cases the therapist may suggest doing tests, such as hair mineral analysis, hormone tests or food intolerance tests, in order to get a better understanding of your current health status.