There are a variety of different approaches to Nutritional therapy. At the core of each modality is the application of nutrition and health science to optimise each individual’s health potential. Nutritional therapy can be used to help alleviate a wide range of conditions, and provide advice on disease prevention and control.
Individual prescriptions for diet and lifestyle are formulated from a comprehensive client history, and biochemical and other types of clinical assessment may also be used to establish a bespoke treatment plan. Recommendations including guidance on natural detoxification methods to support digestion and absorption, and advice on dietary and nutritional needs for metabolic homeostasis, are provided to improve and support hormonal, neurological and immune function. The appropriate use of supplementary nutrients may also be recommended.
Naturopathy is a system of primary health care that works with the individual’s efforts and resources towards achieving optimal expression of homeostasis on a physiological, physical, mental and emotional level; recognising that all these aspects of health are interconnected. Therefore lifestyle, environment, relationships and diet are all taken into consideration to pin point the root cause of pre-dispositions within the body.
The healing power of Nature and its ability to harness the self-healing mechanisms of the body is a defining principle in Naturopathy. This healing power, known as vital force or chi (qi), is considered to be the driving energy that exists within all living organisms, Nature and the Universe itself. When the vital force is appropriately restored to the individual, the body has the opportunity to heal itself.
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