NTP

All About Nutritional Therapy

What Is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy is a holistic approach to wellness.  It is a practice rooted in the philosophy that many of the health problems plaguing us today is a direct result of weaknesses in our body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition.

Nutritional Therapists study at the Nutritional Therapy Association, a school dedicated to helping individuals and healthcare professionals understand and reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet on our families, patients, and clients.

We are unique in that we are trained to identify dysfunction in the body and address the root cause of imbalances through nutrition and lifestyle changes, while respecting the bio-individuality of each person. To be clear, we do not diagnose or treat disease or illness. We do look at the body as a whole, using qualitative and quantitative tools as well as a hands-on assessment to identify and help correct nutritional imbalances in five foundations of health: hydration, digestion, blood sugar balance, fatty acids, and mineral balance. Through whole food nutrition in addition to herbs and supplements (if needed), we aim to support the foundations of health and assist your body’s natural healing process to help you achieve optimal long-term health.  Your nutritional therapy plan will be unique to you and your needs.

Who Should See A Nutritional Therapist?

Nutritional therapy is appropriate for anyone who wants to feel their best or live a healthier life but it can also be useful for people needing healing from or experiencing:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fertility
  • Prenatal and postpartum
  • Adrenal health
  • Digestion & gut healing
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Skin conditions
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Children and family health
Photo: Madeline May Photography

Photo: Madeline May Photography

What Can You Expect?

We ask you to complete a food-and-mood journal to evaluate your current diet and to help you to be more mindful about the foods you are eating and the connection to how they make you feel. You will also fill out a questionnaire that goes deep into determining how body is functioning. We then perform a functional evaluation (if seeing you in person) to help assess how well specific systems and organs are functioning, and where there may be dysfunction (i.e. adrenals, parts of digestion, thyroid).

The functional evaluation is a hands-on process helping us to identify organs or systems under stress. We palpate a series of points correlating to specific organs or systems in the body. You rate these points on a tenderness scale. Each client’s baseline is different and custom to their own body, but allows us to connect directly with the body’s innate response to help determine your best nutritional therapy protocol.

We then use lingual-neuro testing, a valuable biofeedback tool that enables us to determine what (if any) therapeutic supplementation your body may need. It taps into the body’s ability to discriminate between what it needs, and what it doesn't, in order to correct a specific problem or imbalance, for example, a weak organ or a nutritional deficiency. This simple and effective technique helps provide you with a personalized nutritional therapy and supplement plan to support your health journey.

Why Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy needs to be a priority. Chronic disease is a growing public health crisis and is the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. today. It is hurting our quality of life and the lives of our children and it is only going to get worse if we don’t do something about it. Most of these illnesses can be avoided altogether by simple diet and lifestyle changes. Nutritional Therapists like me can help you to bring your body into a state of balance so that you can live a long, healthy life. What are YOU waiting for?