I Love Greens believe that good food leads to good health. We approach diet and lifestyle changes with a balanced approach focusing on retaining and improving your enjoyment of food whilst educating you about what your body needs each day. Food isn’t just for fuel – it also plays a huge part in our social, emotional and mental well-being. The balanced approach means that you can continue to live your life to the full without feeling hindered by your nutritional choices. And we won’t ask you to give up chocolate!
According the The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Nutritional Therapy is “…the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalized nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.”
It’s all about exploring how the foods you do and don’t eat might be affecting your health, both in the short and long term. But rather than impose one size fits all dietary restrictions we look at each person and their symptoms as an individual and tailor advice accordingly. The advice that is given is practical, achievable and jointly agreed – meaning you’ll never have to do anything you’re not happy with. Everything is taken one small step at a time to ensure life-long changes in attitude and habit.
Although Nutritional Therapy is holistic in the way it deals with clients, it is also underpinned by science in that all recommendations and protocols are based on the most current scientific research in the field of nutrition and health. It is also based upon the principle of functional medicine which means we consider the underlying causes of any concern rather than focusing purely on the symptoms
If you want to know just how important diet is to health then take a look at some recent research in British Journal of Cancer where it was found that changes to diet and lifestyle could prevent around 40% of cancer cases in the UK – that’s a big number.
Isn’t it time you took control of your own health?
Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice and we will always recommend that you consult with your G.P. regarding any medical condition.
Who can benefit?
Nutritional therapy aims to support the body to encourage healing and resistance to disease. The aim is to support you towards optimum health – whatever this means to you. Combining diet and lifestyle changes can help support you with:
- Weight loss/management
- Mental health: depression, anxiety, memory
- Skin complaints: eczema, acne, dry skin, psoriasis
- Allergies: asthma, hay fever, contact dermatitis
- Food intolerances and allergies
- Digestive complaints: IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, reflux, ulcers, coeliac disease, colitis
- Hormonal imbalances: PMS, menopause, thyroid and adrenal gland
- Cardiovascular health: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease
- Joint & bone health: osteoarthritis, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis
- Conception, pregnancy and post-natal recovery