What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy focuses on achieving optimal health through a holistic and individual
approach. Nutritional Therapy Practitioners believe that poor nutrition and certain
lifestyle factors can lead to weaknesses in the physical functioning of the body and
create health issues.
We believe that if we provide the body with its nutritional needs, we are able to restore, regenerate and heal the body.
Through Nutritional Therapy, we are able to identify nutritional imbalances and deficiencies. In order to address your symptoms, we need to get to the root cause of your issues. We do this by assessing your digestion, blood sugar regulation, fatty acid status, minerals and hydration/kidney function.
What to Expect When Seeing a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
All clients will need to commit to 3 sessions. After your first 3 sessions, your Nutritional
Therapy Practitioner will advise you on your future plan of care.
Here’s what to expect when seeing a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner:
1. Initial consultation
This is an opportunity to tell your Nutritional Therapy Practitioner everything about your
current health status and your concerns. This is a very detailed consultation about your
health and medical history, family history, possible symptoms you may be presenting
with, and addressing your short and long-term goals.
Please bring any medical information including x-rays or other diagnostic imaging, blood test results etc. to your appointment. The more information we have, the better!
2. Analysis of Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire
This is an online questionnaire of potential signs and symptoms to aid in identifying the function of your body’s many systems, and to help prioritize which ones are suffering the most (getting to the root cause). We use this questionnaire as a baseline in order to track your progress along the way. We will also use this information to start your Nutritional Therapy by putting you on a potential food protocol and/or supplements if needed.
3. Food Journal assessment
You will be asked to keep a regular food journal with the recommendations made from
your previous visit. This will assist in determining which foods work best for you and
how we can best support you through dietary changes.
By your third session, your plan of care will be re-evaluated and discussed. While most clients require more than three sessions, the number of sessions you have will depend on your goals and individual needs.
All of our Nutritional Therapy Practitioners are certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Our Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Meg Withers, also has a background in osteopathy as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.