I am a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
What is Nutrtional Therapy? Nutritional therapy provides a foundational approach to health. Nutritional Therapy Practitioners seek to detect and correct imbalances in the body caused by general life stress and dietary deficiencies, through a holistic approach. Nutritional therapy teaches the importance of a properly prepared whole foods diet that nourishes the body and restores it to optimal health.
Who is it for? Everyone/Anyone wanting to reach optimal health! Nutritional Therapy benefits a wide range of individuals including children, adults, athletes, pregnant women, and the elderly. Whether you are dealing with a specific condition, a systemic problem, or an overall lack of energy, a nutrient-dense, properly prepared diet and healthy lifestyle modifications will help get you back to good health.
When assessing a particular client’s nutritional needs, information is gathered from a confidential health questionnaire, a detailed food journal, the consultation interview, and a hands-on Functional Evaluation (for in person consultations only). Utilizing this information, a Nutritional Therapist is able to clearly answer the following important questions:
1) Are nutrient deficiencies present in the client?
2) What particular nutrient(s) will work to restore and balance the client?
3) When is the client sufficient?
As your Nutritional Therapist, using the above tools I will help you achieve optimal health.
“Nutritional Therapists, as envisioned by NTA, teach the importance of properly prepared whole foods that are delicious, nourish our bodies, and restore good health. Once foods have been highly processed, as most foods in America are, there is no combination of carbohydrates, fats, and protein that will ultimately be healthy. As dietary fads alternate between diets high in carbohydrates, and others high in protein and fat, one thing has become very obvious, there is no one perfect diet for everyone. While some people thrive on a diet relatively low in fats, for others the increase in carbohydrates is devastating. Likewise, Atkins-like diets high in fat may have helped some people, but for others have been completely inappropriate and even dangerous. NTA teaches the concept of bio-individuality. There is no perfect diet for everyone. Nutritional Therapists are trained to help each client find the right types of whole foods that will restore balance and enhance their ability to heal.” -NTA