About Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy uses the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance, individual care and the prevention of disease. Nutrients, from food, are vital to health because they are the driving force behind every process in the body. However, your need for nutrients is highly individual, since factors such as your age, gender, inherited strengths and weakness, state of health, medial history, lifestyle, environment and dietary patterns all influence your requirements. Nutritional Therapy takes into account these and other factors, which may be contributing to your performance, imbalances and health concerns. Long term nutrient deficiencies or imbalances can lead to more serious symptoms and complication. For this reason, good nutrition is far reaching and may benefit people of all ages.

The food that you put into your body directly affects how well your body functions and its future health...

Did you know that there are approximately 45 essential nutrients which are required for the body to function and live? These have to be supplied by the diet because they cannot be made by the body itself.

These nutrients include: carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and essential fatty acids and are critical for health.

For your body to function efficiently and to prevent disease they need to be present in the right amount, in the right place and at the right time. An erratic supply weakens cells and forces them to "limp along", and this increases vulnerability to illness and disease.