Nutritional therapy is a process of identifying imbalances and deficiencies in overall body chemistry. Imbalances or nutritional deficiencies are often times easily corrected with dietary and lifestyle changes and targeted supplemental nutrients. A nutritional therapist does not diagnose or treat disease, but works to correct imbalances and gently guides individuals back onto a path to strong and comfortable health.
The Foundations of Nutritional Therapy
Due to the toxic world we live in today and the myriad choices we have available, our health can become compromised in many different ways. Deficiencies in minerals and fatty acids, poor digestion, chronic dehydration, and extreme swings in blood sugar are just a few of the ways that many different dis-ease and poor health conditions manifest.
In today’s world, many of us battle with depression and brain fog, respiratory problems like asthma, digestive problems like IBS, an endless list of arthritic conditions and joint problems, high blood pressure and heart disease, and blood sugar dis-regulation and obesity. All of these conditions can be improved or eliminated with focused nutritional therapy.
The philosophy and course outlines of the Nutritional Therapy Association are based on the work of the nutritional pioneers of Weston A. Price, Francis Pottenger, Royal Lee and others. First and foremost, the “bioindividuality” of each client is respected; we are all completely, biochemically unique. The starting point of nutritional therapy is built upon the use of properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods.
Supplementation plays an integral part in bringing an individual back to sufficiency and balance but is very much “supplemental” – not the basis of an dietary or lifestyle protocol.
Digestion is fundamental to nutritional therapy
Blood Sugar Regulation
Never before in the history of mankind have we had an emergency need to LOWER blood sugar.
Fatty Acid Balance
Inflammation can be effectively managed with nutritional therapy, therefore reducing healing time.
Calcium is a game of co-factors:
- Systemic pH
- Hormonal function
- Hydration: water & electrolytes
- Other minerals
- Fatty acids
Almost everyone gets enough calcium. They are missing the co-factors that allow the body to absorb it.
Water is the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population.
Consequences of Foundational Imbalances
Imbalances of all these foundations can result in various disruption in the way endocrine system functions, how effective the immune system is working, how well our cardiovascular activities are carried out, and how well our bodies detoxify and eliminate/excrete. By addressing these six foundations and working toward correcting imbalances, nutritional therapy can assist your body to operate more efficiently and function the way it was designed to. With a balanced body, you will live with more energy, better sleep, less susceptibility to illness, and enjoy a better quality of life overall.
I am looking forward to working with you and watching you grow into the very best of health!