Holistic Nutrition Therapy

Nutritional therapy is not only about healthy eating. It is a form of complementary medicine which incorporates diet, fluids and supplements, together with natural healing techniques, in order to help the body repair and restore itself naturally. Nutritional Therapy can be used to treat many conditions:

  • Obesity
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Bloating / Water retention
  • Constipation / Diarrhoea
  • Food allergies and food intolerances
  • Being prone to colds and infections
  • High blood pressure
  • Skin complaints
  • Risk of cancer and heart disease
  • Migraine
  • Arthritis / Rheumatism / Osteoporosis
  • PMS / Menopause
  • Particular needs of pregnancy and lactation, infancy and old age
  • Special needs of people, such as athletes, teenagers and some immigrant groups whose situations could put them at dietary risk.

The treatment is 'holistic', which means it treats the whole person not just the illness or ailment. Diet, lifestyle, likes and dislikes, symptoms - both physical and mental, medical history, family history are all taken into account when developing a personalised diet for you. It is based on the premise that we are made of what we eat and therefore the quality of the food we eat and the water we drink is essential to optimum health and healing. It aims to rectify nutritional imbalances and consequently enhance absorption, detoxification and organ function.

Nutritional Therapy is one of the fastest growing complementary therapies. A new dimension of healing has been opened up by recent developments in nutritional knowledge. The fundamental belief in Nutritional Therapy is that many illnesses are caused by nutritional imbalance. As individuals, we are constantly bombarded by horror stories to do with the food on sale in our shops. Statistics and media reports often seem contradictory and confusing. Your Nutritional Therapist will look at your physical and mental health, diet, lifestyle etc. and will advise you on what foods to include in your diet and what foods to avoid. You may also be advised to supplement your diet with particular vitamins, minerals, and herbs, although it is better to obtain nutrients and trace elements directly from food where possible, rather than from supplements.

Conditions that Holistic Nutrition Therapy has been known to help:

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History of Holistic Nutrition Therapy

The knowledge that what we eat affects how we are physically is not new.  In 400 B.C. the Greek physician Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine" said, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." Hippocrates knew that food impacts a person's health, body and mind to help prevent illness as well as maintain wellness.

Over the centuries, certain foods have been used to protect health.  For example,  the juice of liver was squeezed on eyes to treat eye diseases (this was related to a Vitamin A deficiency even before the proponents of it knew that detail).  Garlic has been prescribed for many conditions as have other foods and herbs (i.e. ginger for digestive problems).  Lemons and citrus fruits were known in the middle ages to prevent scurvy (although again, no one knew how or why). So although Vitamin C wasn't discovered until the 1930s, the discovery that limes could prevent scurvy changed the way physicians thought about food.

Today, nutritional Therapy is one of the fastest growing complementary therapies. A new dimension of healing has been opened up by recent developments in nutritional knowledge. The fundamental belief in Nutritional Therapy is that many illnesses are caused by nutritional imbalance. As individuals, we are constantly bombarded by horror stories to do with the food on sale in our shops. Statistics and media reports often seem contradictory and confusing. Your Nutritional Therapist will look at your physical and mental health, diet, lifestyle etc. and will advise you on what foods to include in your diet and what foods to avoid. You may also be advised to supplement your diet with particular vitamins, minerals, and herbs, although it is better to obtain nutrients and trace elements directly from food where possible, rather than from supplements.

Questions and Comments about Holistic Nutrition Therapy

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Lorraine Mignault 2012-05-19 15:48
Holistic Nutritional Therapy - My areas of specialty encompass conditions such as angina, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, gastrointestinal issues, heartburn, high blood pressure, immune dysfunction, insomnia, osteoarthritis, respiratory ailments, stress...and more

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Don John 2016-10-22 21:39
Very required information about the holistic nutrition therapy. I want know details about this therapy. Can you explain me details please? Thank you. www.zhounutrition.net/blog/

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