Nutritional Therapy, our latest therapy!
CHC Welcomes Theresa Webb, Nutritional Therapist, to the Team in December 2017!
About Nutritional Therapy
Nutrients and other food components influence the function of the body, protect against disease, restore health, and determine people’s response to changes in the environment. Under certain circumstances and in some individuals, diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases. Dietary intervention based on knowledge of nutritional requirement, nutritional status, and genotype (i.e., “personalised nutrition”) can be used to prevent, mitigate or cure chronic disease.
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. 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 personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners will also frequently work alongside other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Patients may seek treatment for many chronic & acute health concerns. Nutritional Therapy is a safe and effective way to treat digestive, respiratory and skin health complaints, as well as weight management. It may also help in pregnancy and menopause, as well as improving physical and emotional wellbeing.
Patients are seen of all ages to approach acute/ chronic health conditions in a holistic manner by making dietary and lifestyle adjustments. This may include a series of individually tailored recipes, menus, ingredient support and recommendations, fitness advice and relaxation tips. After a period of 6 weeks, original symptoms often dissipate and they experience better sleep, energy, emotional optimism, better managed weight, elimination of headaches and digestive impairments.
About your appointment:
Prior to your appointment, a medical questionnaire and Food Diary will be sent to you, either by email or in person, for use during the session. Your consultation will last 60-90 minutes depending on your requirements. There is an optional free 10-15 minute telephone consultation before this. Please bring any medications or herbal supplements with you to your appointment.
During a Nutritional Therapy consult time includes an opportunity to discuss your purpose and aims in detail and take a detailed case history. Following this you will receive a series of individual recommendations in a Treatment Plan.
Follow-up appointments are usually required, initially within 6 weeks, to review the effectiveness of the plan, adapt any recommendations based on your experiences and progress, and make a new Treatment Plan.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates