Nutritional therapists use “natural nutrition” or “natural food” to promote, reinforce and support health by making dietary recommendations. Nutritional Therapists are uniquely trained to understand how nutrients, other foods and lifestyle factors influence the function of the body by considering biochemical individuality in a patient centred manner.
Nutritional practitioners work with a wide range of tools to identify any imbalances in the body that could cause undesired symptoms and health problems. Those professionals also have an objective to use nutrition as a prevention.
Nutritional practising is considered as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals which chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Nutritional therapists look at their patients as unique and will tailor a personalized nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than create an unique/universal program that fit all approaches.
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.