This is achieved by encompassing evidence-based medicine and nutrition to support each individual.
Naturopathic nutritional therapy practitioners understand that each person is an individual, therefore a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work and instead a personalised approach to health is needed. This is where naturopathic nutritional therapists use their knowledge and skills to identify imbalances in the body in order to tailor the care and protocols for each person. This method works to get to the root cause, alleviate symptoms and promote better health and wellness. It is important to note that nutritional therapists do not claim to treat or cure disease states and health conditions.
Nutritional therapy practitioners understand that each system of the body is intertwined in health and look at each person as a whole instead of only focussing on one area of health. For example, we understand that ongoing stress may be manifesting as IBS in the digestive system or affecting the nervous system through poor sleep, and vice versa.
It may be used to simply enhance health and wellbeing for people in good health, for those with ailments which ‘flare’ every so often or for people with ‘chronic’ conditions; the conditions with many symptoms which you may have had for a longer length of time and affect you every day.
Functional tests include gastrointestinal, hormonal, immune, parasitology and toxic and heavy metal assessments. Testing allows practitioners to identify what may be contributing to each person’s ill-health and can help to deliver an appropriate individualised protocol suitable to each person’s needs.
We always work with your general practitioner (GP) and will refer to them if we feel this is needed, for instance if we need to request blood tests or if we have identified a ‘red flag’; a symptom that may need urgent attention. We do not use nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical care and will always be happy to discuss the nutrition and supplement protocols provided.
We may also recommend practitioners in other areas of support such as acupuncturists, chiropractors and herbalists if we feel this will support you as these are not within our scope of practice.
This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and to talk through your health concerns to see how I can help before committing to a consultation.
I saw Kerry in clinic last year where she greatly helped me with my gut/stomach issues after I had so many years with no joy from my GP. Her advice and guidance on nutrition was greatly received and the nutritional programme was a delight for me to follow. There was no pressure to address every suggestion but to follow what I could in small blocks. Kerry’s listening about my stomach issues was just the start and the positive advice right from the first visit made me feel at ease, this was important to me as some personal information is shared. I use Kerry’s advice every day and it’s had a massive impact on my everyday living. I’m so very grateful. T.B.
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