What is Nutritional Therapy?

If you’ve gone to the doctor over the years and your doctor has NEVER mentioned nutrition, that is a huge red flag. 

 

Nutrition–and especially digestion–affects every single system in your body and is either working for you or against you. 

 

An important note before we go any further: Nutritional Therapy is NOT about dieting, or taking all of your favorite foods (or drinks!) away.

 

Nutritional Therapy is about learning to listen to what your body is trying to tell you, discovering the root cause of symptoms, and finding which foods work best for YOU. 

 

Diets do NOT work. They may cause short term weight loss, but in the long-term, they are not sustainable and they can ultimately lead to weight gain. Check out this article on why, and this article to learn more.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is a type of highly personalized one-to-one nutrition coaching where we focus on a bio-individual approach. Your body is unique and what works for someone else may not necessarily work for you! Through an in-depth analysis of your symptoms, history, and food and lifestyle, I help you listen to your body to discover the root cause of your symptoms–rather than covering them up with prescriptions. 

 

Nutritional Therapy is not a quick-fix solution, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer or protocol. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), I focus on the power of whole foods plus hydration, mindful habits and a healthy lifestyle to help you have more energy and do more of the things you love to do! 

 

A Very Important Note: It’s not about perfection! This is so crucial. I work with you to decide together on a plan that’s actually doable, with as much or as little as you want to change. Life is short and you should enjoy your food!!

When you work with a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), we will focus on 6 Foundations to bring your body back into balance. These include: 

  • A Nutrient-Dense Properly
    Prepared Diet*

  • Digestion

  • Blood Sugar Regulation

  • Hydration

  • Mineral Balance

  • Fatty Acids

*I know I said diets don't work. So let's use Merriam Webster's definition of "diet":

  • the kinds of food that a person habitually eats

  • food and drink regularly provided or consumed

  • habitual nourishment :)

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How it Works

When you start Nutritional Therapy, you’ll complete a few pieces of paperwork that will give me a better idea of your history, symptoms, goals and habits. These forms include: 

  • Initial Interview Form 

    • This is where you'll share your top concerns and goals as well as more information about your habits and health history.​

  • Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire

    • A comprehensive 300+ questionnaire that digs in deep to your symptoms. This is where we start to get a clearer picture of which foundations to focus on for your unique body.

  • Food & Mood Journal 

    • You’ll track 5 days of what you eat/drink and how it makes you feel. This helps me get a better understanding of your daily habits. (There is ZERO judgement here, so please be honest!) 

 

General Flow of Nutritional Therapy: 

  • Initial Interview 

  • Recommendations Session 

  • Monthly Follow Up Sessions 

  • Plus–tons of support & resources

 

It likely took years for your body to get out of balance, so it will take some time to heal mindfully and regain your body’s balance. Thankfully, as I’ve experienced with all of my clients, there are changes we can implement together that will get you feeling better SOON and on the right track!

The 6 Foundations of Nutritional Therapy