NUTRITIONAL THERAPY – FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE -METABOLOMICS
What is Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy practically applies the latest scientific based evidence and clinical research in nutrition and health sciences to individuals seeking to manage chronic disease or promote optimum health and wellbeing. The focus is improving physiological function of a number of bodily systems, including the digestive, immune, endocrine, reproductive, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Nutritional Therapy can help alleviate and manage a wide range of conditions and can help improve the health outcomes of many individuals.
HOW DOES A NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST WORK?
Nutritional Therapy practitioner work with clients with chronic health problems and provide advice on disease prevention and control. The practitioner recognizes that each person is an individual with a unique genetic, metabolic make-up and unique dietary and nutritional requirements. Nutritional
Therapist practitioner will therefore take a comprehensive case history from each client covering current and past health concern, current and past diet and lifestyle and family health. May also use biochemical laboratory testing to help assess nutritional status, functional capacity and inherited strengths and weaknesses. Clients will then receive carefully compiled recommendations on diet and lifestyle. Recommendations by a Nutritional Therapist may also include guidance on supporting digestion and absorption, natural detoxification, managing stress and the avoidance of allergens or toxins.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY CONSULTATIONS
The initial Nutritional Therapy consultation may take 1 – 1½ hours, during which time a thorough case history is taken and the client’s requirements discussed. The Nutritional Therapist will then produce individualized recommendations on diet, specific nutrients and lifestyle, very often providing meal ideas, recipes and practical tips for moving towards a healthier lifestyle. The Nutritional Therapy consultant may also recommend laboratory tests or referral to other healthcare professionals. In order to monitor progress and ensure the recommendations suit the client it may be necessary to return for a follow-up consultation which will usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. However, the aim is to give clients the knowledge and skills to anage their own health, so follow-ups are usually short term.
What you will receive in your email after the meeting:
- A personal Diet Plan with full menus
- Tasty, easy and if necessary “free of…” recipes with colored photos
- Appropriate exercise proposals, tailored to your lifestyle
- Personalized Supplement Program with complete instructions
- Recommendations for metabolic and/or genetic laboratory tests assessments, if necessary.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT NUTRITIONAL THERAPY SERVICES:
The hourly rates do not include the cost of any laboratory tests or nutritional supplements. Fees for any lab tests that may be recommended by the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner are set by the laboratories conducting the tests, and fees for any supplements recommended by the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner are set by the companies that produce and distribute the supplements. The hourly rates quoted.