Nutritional medicine is a holistic approach to the interactions of both nutrition and environment on human health.
Nutrients are the building blocks of our physical body. When the body is supplied with the correct balance of foods, vitamins and minerals we remain healthy.
Nutrition plays an important role in virtually every medical condition. It follows that correcting nutritional imbalances is fundamental to the prevention and treatment of many common conditions
When assessing nutritional status we need to include the impact of the external environmental factors. These include exposure to toxicity from heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, and synthetic chemicals including pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. In addition, food additives, flavourings and colourings or particular foods themselves may lead to sensitivities, allergies and intolerances.
Chronic parasitic, fungal, bacterial and viral infections can disturb our internal environment. Poor sleep and psychosocial stresses also affect and our ability to cope effectively and impact on our health.
How Can a Nutritionist help you?
Nutrients act on many different levels and are involved in all bodily functions and processes. They provide the basic materials we require to sustain life. They include macro nutrients like protein, fat and carbohydrates and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats, enzymes, hydrocarbons and water.
Our Qualified Nutritionist combines food as medicine traditions and dietary therapy with recent scientific advances in nutritional biochemistry and therapeutics, Review food, diet and nutritional supplements from the perspective of their therapeutic potential, and also provide dietary advice to patients and prescribe nutritional supplements, to assist in the treatment of a broad range of health conditions.