Nutritional therapy uses diet and lifestyle to influence our health status.
Nutritional therapy utilizes the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in our food, which have essential roles in every cell of our bodies, and so can influence our biochemistry and physiology on a profound level.
It also aims to provide the correct balance between carbohydrates, proteins and fats, to support energy metabolism and stimulate growth and repair. A crucial part of nutritional therapy also encourages reduction of any negative diet and lifestyle choices that can have detrimental effects on the body.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been repeatedly shown to support the health of all the major systems in the body such as cardiovascular, digestive, immune, skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive system.
Some of the typical priorities in a nutrition consultation are to: