What is Nutritional Therapy?


Nutritional Therapy (NT) is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance, and individual care. 

Registered Nutritional Therapists 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. 

Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It is relevant both for individuals looking to optimise their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions wishing to work with or 'consult' a nutritional therapist in collaboration with other suitably qualified healthcare professionals. 

Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a 'one size fits all' approach. 

Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medial 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.



Nutritional Therapy offers dietary recommendations which may help with the management of health conditions such as:

 Anaemia* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME* Coeliac disease Constipation* 

Cravings, Crohn's disease* Depression* Diabetes* Diarrhoea* Digestive problems* 

Eating disorders* Endometriosis Fibromyalgia* Food allergies Food intolerances,

Heart disease* High blood pressure* High cholesterol* Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Menopause* Migraines* Obesity* Osteoporosis* Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)* 

Pregnancy and pre-conception Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)* Skin health* 

Stress, Thyroid problems, Tiredness* Weight gain Weight management Weight loss

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any therapy programme, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.