What is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner? Depending on who you ask, the answer can vary! Guide. Healer. Health Coach. Lifestyle Consultant. Earthy. Hippie. Not-a-dietitian.
Let’s start with the last one, shall we? We are NOT dietitians. Nutritional Therapists do NOT work within the realm of Western medicine or diet culture. We are NOT licensed to treat disease. But that has never been a focus of ours. Our focus of work is to rectify imbalances within the body, keep clients with small ailments from having a fully-diagnosed disease, and to support clients with a disease diagnosis by helping their body find regulation and healing. Our goal is to help clients find optimal health, whatever that looks like for the individual.
Next, guide, healer, health coach, and lifestyle consultant. Nutritional Therapy IS these things. Our method of healing is focused on six basic principles: Diet, Digestion, Blood Sugar Regulation, Fatty Acid Deficiencies, Hydration, and Mineral Balance. With these six foundations; we have found the ability to help clients find their wellness and vitality.
Earthy and Hippie? Yea, maybe, in contrast to the standard American. We soak our nuts and seeds before eating them (helps digestion) and eat red meat (heart disease?!), but thanking your kale before eating is optional.
Nutritional Therapy is the balance between science and the basics.