What is Nutritional Therapy?
BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy) describes Nutritional Therapy as 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. It is never a replacement for medical advice. Nutritional therapy works in harmony alongside medical and other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
Within the body, different systems operate to perform specific functions, maintaining health. When any system is compromised for a period of time, it may become imbalanced and symptoms can develop. Longer term, one imbalance can lead to another or multiple imbalances within the body, which can be scientifically linked to the development of symptoms and health conditions.
Nutritional therapy involves a detailed case history to enable possible system imbalances to be identified and where necessary, supported, to allow the body the opportunity to re-balance itself. Nutritional therapy can be beneficial to all people.