What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutrient sufficiency - attained through a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet - provides essential building blocks for the body to balance itself! Through carefully designed bio-individual dietary, lifestyle and supplement recommendations, along with sensible advice for adequate hydration, rest, and stress management, Nutritional Therapy promotes optimal health - effectively balancing body chemistry and reducing, or even eliminating dysfunction.
How does Nutritional Therapy work?
The concept behind Nutritional Therapy is not a new one. Our bodies are amazingly capable of restoring balance, given the right fuel! * The great nutritional pioneers like Weston A. Price, DDS, Dr. Francis Pottenger, MD, Royal Lee, DDS, and Melvin Page, DDS, provided us with supporting scientific evidence that consuming a properly prepared, nutrient-dense diet along with short-term use of targeted, high quality supplements (used therapeutically), health can be completely restored at the cellular level. Gathering information from confidential health questionnaires combined with a hands-on Functional Evaluation, a Nutritional Therapist is able to clearly answer three BIG questions for each client:
1) Are nutrient deficiencies present?
2) What particular nutrient(s) will work to restore and balance the client?
3) When is the client sufficient?
By using a variety of evaluation methods and techniques including a complete review a client's health and diet history, a 3-Day Food Diary, as well as tapping into an individual's innate intelligence utilizing the hands-on Functional Evaluation, these three BIG questions can be easily and effectively answered. No other nutritionist or dietician uses this comprehensive, individual approach to nutrition.
Most traditional nutritionist today hold little - if any at all -respect for the importance of bio-chemical individuality. Conversely, a Nutritional Therapist recognizes that there is no "one fits all" diet and focuses on the unique needs of each client to provide a finely tuned nutritional protocol.Within each of us lies an innate intelligence. We all possess different nutrient deficiencies, different toxic burdens, different stress levels, different eating habits, different health histories, and different physiological functions (i.e. organ damage or removal such as a missing gallbladder, appendix, reproductive organs, etc.). Therefore, each person needs a customized nutrition plan that will yield quick results.
A dietitian focuses on treating symptoms rather than finding the true causes of most modern health issues.
A dietitian fails to recognize the connection between nutrition and common conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, blood sugar handling, menstrual issues, muscle cramping, fatigue, etc.
A dietitian does not address any of these external factors.
The hands-on Functional Evaluation is unique to Nutritional Therapy. It takes nutrition to a whole new level, often referred to as FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION. This is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on health assessment tool. Some of the evaluation techniques will be familiar to you, (blood pressure assessment and pupil response test), while other techniques will be new to you. Regardless, this evaluation will further target and streamline your bio-individual nutritional needs.
A dietitian follows the outdated recommended daily amounts of nutrients recommended by the government - a "one-size-fits-all" approach.