Nutritional Therapy At The Westlake Clinic

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition and health science to promote health and well being. Nutritional therapy can help alleviate a wide range of conditions and diseases and assist in recovering the bodies pre-ill state. Nutritional therapy concentrates on the individual, that everyone has dietary and nutritional requirements that are unique to them.

Nutritional therapy focuses on assessing the body's nutritional status and functional capacity, through three main diagnoses - nutritional deficiency, food intolerance and toxic overload. There are many factors that can influence a person's health including diet, lifestyle and environment as well as their genetic make up. These factors are as unique as a person's needs and by working with a nutritional therapist clients can begin to improve their health and ensure prolonged benefits.

Nutritional Therapy can be used alone, or alongside conventional treatment and is used to yield improvements in specific symptoms, ailments and medical conditions, and to promote health, vitality and longevity.

At an initial consultation, the nutritional therapist will take a comprehensive client health history, including their lifestyle and diet and ask the client to complete a food diary. If needed laboratory tests may be carried out and other types of clinical assessment to help to identify a treatment plan. Dietary and nutritional advice will be given and the prescription of nutritional supplements. Therapists may also recommend detoxification treatments and procedures to promote healthy digestion and lifestyle changes, as well as treatments to promote immune function and behavioural improvements. By applying an holistic approach, nutritional therapists are able to look at the complete picture to promote good health.

Nutritional therapists also employ other modalities in their treatments such as Iridology and Kinesiology.

The therapeutic use of foods and nutrients can be used to resolve current health problems and as a preventative cure for individuals concerned with future health problems arising from genetics, dietary and lifestyle habits.

Common health problems, and imbalances in normal body chemistry, are often provoked by poor nutrition and many people reach for conventional medications to help them. Whereas better nutrition and lifestyle could be all that is needed.

What can be helped?

Allergies, Anorexia and bulimia, Anxiety, stress and depression, Asthma, Bowel problems (IBS, constipation, bloating), Candida Albicans, Detoxification, Digestive problems, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hyperactivity and ADHD, Infertility, Insomnia, Joint and muscle pains, Low energy, Menstrual and menopause problems, Migraine, PCOS: polycystic ovary syndrome, Polyps and fibroids, Over-weight, Skin problems

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