Nutritional Therapy is the practical application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Naturopathic Nutrition therapy is based on the Functional Medicine model of determining how and why illness and disease occurs and restoring health by addressing the root causes for each individual. The expression of each cause depends on your individual genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only support that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression. Food (and possibly nutritional supplements if needed) is used to balance nutritional needs and restore the body back to health.
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for babies, children, teens and adults with diagnosed conditions, as well as those looking for natural support to enhance their health and wellbeing. Nutritional therapy does not replace medical advice and a practitioner will always refer you to your medical professional when necessary. We frequently work alongside many medical professionals and will communicate with them to explain any nutritional therapy programme that we recommended. Referrals to other suitable therapists for additional health support is also common.
The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine BANT is a professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Registered Nutrition Practitioners.
The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners ANP is a professional association representing Naturopathic Therapists, which include Naturopaths, Nutritional Therapists, Herbalists, Acupuncturists, or Homeopaths.
The Complementary and Natural Health Care Council CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
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