Nutritional Therapy Explained by Candice Van Eeden from Sudbury Physiotherapy
21st March 2018
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Nutritional therapists apply nutrition science to promote health and well-being.

They use a range of tools to evaluate the health of a patient, before advising on dietary/nutritional practices and lifestyle to promote good health, reduce the risk of disease, and help support chronic conditions.  This is all underpinned by the recognition that every person is unique, and therefore the programmes they devise are personal - tailored to the client’s specific needs.

Nutritional therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model which looks at how diet, lifestyle and genetics can all play an important part in the make-up of an individual.  This will affect their nutritional requirements.


It’s important to remember that nutritional therapy is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and if a practitioner identifies any 'red flag' symptoms indicative of a serious health issue, they will refer clients on to an appropriate medical professional.

Fully qualified nutritional therapists are members of the professional body the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for example, refer to themselves as 'CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapists' as well as BANT – British Association for Applied Nutrition.

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