Nutritional therapy focuses on the science of nutrition and what to eat. It is a complementary therapy that looks at the nutritional imbalances of an individual and the effects that they may have on their health. Nutritional therapy uses nutrition science to support health, performance and individual care. Nutritional therapists work with clients to create personalised and optimal diet and lifestyle programmes that support their health by achieving balance.
Nutritional therapy can be applied to everyone, from those who want to enhance their health and well-being, to those who are experiencing chronic conditions such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, auto-immune diseases, diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis. Nutritional therapy may help in the management of a wide range of health-related matters including poor energy levels, stress, digestive health, hormonal imbalance, nutrient deficiency, systemic inflammation and weight management.
What can you expect from a nutritional therapy programme at Fix?
You and your nutritional therapist will work together to investigate your current lifestyle, and any potential underlying issues or imbalances in your diet to help find the root cause of any health problems. Then you'll work together to create a 'health optimisation plan' addressing the issues or imbalances you've found and building towards your health goals. This involves working with real and natural foods, as well as reviewing and addressing lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress or physical exercise.
Nutritional therapy is a process that takes time. Normally you'll be working with a nutritional therapist over about 12 weeks, in order to understand your health concerns and goals, and to work through a new eating plan that will address any potential nutritional imbalances. The nutritional therapist will be there along the way with tools to help you successfully implement and maintain changes in your eating habits and lifestyle. This provides more satisfactory results than just a ‘one-off’ appointment, which is unlikely to help you long term.
A nutritional therapy programme will typically involve the following elements:
· Initial personal consultation, including an in-depth health, lifestyle and food diary assessment
· Personalised nutrition advice and supplement plan (if supplements are needed)
· Current medication and nutrient interaction evaluation, if applicable
· Recommendation and interpretation of clinical and functional tests, where taken
· Follow up consultations – face to face, Skype, or over the phone
· Mini progress review calls
· Email support
· Personalised menu planning and recipes
Nutritional Therapy at Fix
Nuria combines nutritional therapy with coaching. Offering you the tools to implement changes in your eating habits and lifestyle, combined with the support to help them stick.
Her nutritional therapy will help you learn the science of nutrition and what to eat, and her coaching skills will empower you to put it into practice on a daily basis and feel amazing as you do it.