Nutritional Therapy
What Is Nutritional Therapy? Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance  and individual care. Nutritional Therapy practitioners 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. 
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is  relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for  support to enhance their health and wellbeing.  Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend  personalized nutrition and lifestyle  programmes rather than a ‘one size fits  all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a  replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’  signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently  work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other  healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any  nutritional therapy programme that has been provided. 
Why Use Nutritional Therapy? Some people simply want to check that they are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. Others may  want to lose weight or get help with their symptoms. Nutritional Therapists recognise that each person is an  individual with unique requirements and take time to define personalized nutrition plan rather than a ‘one  size fits all’ approach.  Everyone can benefit from nutritional and lifestyle healthcare which have been shown to support and  promote the overall health of the body including:  Digestive health   Immune system   Endocrine/hormonal balance   Adaptation to stress and life pressures Circulatory/cardiovascular system   Healthy respiratory function   Optimum performance of reproductive system   Optimum sports performance   Choosing A Practitioner  It is important to choose a qualified nutritional practitioner who is registered with BANT and the CNHC. The  membership of these professional associations gives you the assurance that the nutritional practitioner is  trained to National Occupational Standards, has professional indemnity insurance for clinical practice and  keeps training up-to-date through monitored professional development programmes. 
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