Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of optimum health.  Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine. It follows the principles of naturopathy in that it sees each person as an individual and seeks to find the root cause of diseases and disorders rather than just treating symptoms. The body has the capacity to heal itself if given the right conditions.

The guiding principles that underlie and determine Nutritional Therapy are:

  1. Work with the healing power of nature, and the body’s inherent powers of recovery when obstacles to getting well are removed
  2. Identify the cause – address the underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms
  3. First do no harm – use the most natural, least toxic and least invasive therapies first
  4. Support the whole person as an individual – assess not just the physical condition but also lifestyle factors and environment that will influence health and well-being
  5. Empower people in the art of self-care and the steps they need to take to achieve optimal wellness
  6. Prevention – encourage the promotion of health and prevention of disease/ sickness

These principles and philosophies result in a practice that acknowledges each person is an individual and empowers them to accept greater responsibility in their own health care.

Nutritional Therapy can support many chronic conditions including:

  • High cholesterol
  • Weight control
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Stress
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Food allergy and intolerance
  • Learning/behavioural difficulties in children
  • Skin disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Disease prevention
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Blood sugar balancing
  • Candida
  • Constipation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Eczema
  • Endometriosis
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • IBS
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Migraine
  • PCOS
  • Preconceptual Care
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea