About Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy is about more than just food
So, what is nutritional therapy and what does a nutritional therapist do? Well, I work with clients using the functional medicine model which means that I consider your wellbeing from a holistic (whole-being) point of view. For example, if you are experiencing issues with breastfeeding, it does not necessarily mean that there is a problem with your breasts. It may be that you are in pain and therefore mentally distressed which can impact on your milk production as well as your patience and willingness to breastfeed.
As a nutritional therapist, I work with you to uncover all aspects of your health and get to the root cause of any troubling issues you may be experiencing. You might find it odd at first that I ask questions around your personal history but, in my experience, all questions are relevant (whether it is to allow for consideration or to rule things out) and all information you provide is kept completely confidential in line with my responsibilities as a therapist.
You might not have any particular concerns but are interested in ensuring that you and your baby are getting keynutrients, at the right stages, to give them the best start possible and help you feel the best you can be.
You can see from the BANT infographic, how all aspects of your life – from external environment to internal gut function – can impact on your wellbeing and it is these areas that we seek to optimise in nutritional therapy.