What is Nutritional Therapy?

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner applies the latest research in nutrition and health sciences to manage chronic disease and promote optimum health. Nutritional Therapists believe that all systems of the body are linked and that chronic illness is preceded by physiological imbalances in a number of these systems. Focus, therefore, is on identifying and addressing these imbalances. Every client is treated as an individual, with their own unique physiological make-up taken into account. A Nutritional Therapist seeks to uncover the underlying reasons behind any health concerns the client may be experiencing:

  • Low energy / fatigue / constant tiredness

  • Weight management

  • Digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea and bloating

  • Skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis

  • Cardiovascular conditions, such as high cholesterol and blood pressure

  • Hormonal and reproductive issues, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause and infertility

  • Mood related conditions, such as stress, anxiety and depression

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis

  • Frequent colds & infections, including thrush & cystitis

  • Food intolerances and allergies

  • Children’s health and behavioural issues

  • Athletic and Sports performance- low energy, prone to injury, lack of motivation in sports activities, running out of energy in your workouts, etc.

These can all be helped (and in many cases, alleviated) by making simple, yet effective improvements to your diet and lifestyle. A nutritional therapist can advise you on and support you in making these changes.  It can be difficult (and confusing!) to know how to eat healthfully and in a way that nourishes your body, but Margaret can help you to do this in an easy, achievable way.

Nutritional therapy is about what you can eat, more than what you can’t. You will be surprised at the change you can create from making these small improvements to your diet and also with the many conditions nutritional therapy can help to improve- including losing weight, increasing energy and improving mood!