What is Nutritional Therapy? 


Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health. 
Considered a complementary medicine, nutritional therapy is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions as well as those looking for support to enhance their health  
and wellbeing. 
Nutritional therapists use a number of tools to assess and identify nutritional imbalances and understand how these may be contributing to symptoms and  
health concerns. 
Personalised diet and lifestyle programmes are then devised to meet the health  
needs of the individual. 
Practitioners do not recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and will refer any clients with “red flag” signs or symptoms to the medical profession. They will often work alongside healthcare professionals involved in a client’s care. 
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Why use nutritional therapy? 

Some people want to make sure they are on the right track with regard to eating healthily. Others may want to lose weight or get help with specific symptoms. 
Typically supported conditions are raised blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, digestive conditions such as IBS, acid reflux, bloating or constipation, poor immunity, weight management and anaemia. 
Other specific support is for child and teen nutrition, women’s nutrition including PMT, menopause and bone health, pregnancy, male and female fertility and special diets such as vegan. 
Nutrtion and lifestly approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary (skin, hair, nails). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological well being, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups. 

Testing and Supplements 

The use of supplements and diagnostic testing is discussed with a client if a need arises. 
Access to diagnostic testing is available through Genova Diagnostics, a speciality  
clinical laboratory and Cambridge Nutritional Sciences for intolerance testing. 

Continual Professional Development 

As part of her continuing professional development, Sharon regularly takes part in seminars to keep clinical knowledge up to date and develop skills. A list of recent conferences is listed below: 
Men’s Health (Nutri Advanced) 
Food Intolerances (Cambridge Nutritional Science) 
Calcium And Health (MRC Human Nutrition) 
Foresight pre-conception healthcare (Foresight) 
Sharon is insured with PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions Ltd 
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