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The information and recommendations provided should not be taken as medical advice.  The author will not accept liability for self-prescription.  References available on request

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is an individual-centred approach, involving the application of current biochemical and physiological science, proven nutrition science, and dietary and lifestyle intervention; to maximise health potential and assist the individual to optimise their physiological, emotional, cognitive and physical function.


Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic health conditions or to support recovery from ill health, as well as those looking to enhance their health, maintain wellbeing and prevent disease by balancing and sustaining the function, structure and energy processes of the body


Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major body systems:

  • Cardiovascular System - Heart health, cholesterol, blood pressure

  • Digestive - IBS, liver, gallbladder, Crohns

  • Endocrine - Thyroid, insulin resistance, diabetes

  • Immune & Auto Immune diseases - Psoriasis, Coeliac, Rhematoid Arthritis, alleries, infections

  • Integumentary - skin, hair, nails, ezcema

  • Muscular / Skeletal - Fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis

  • Nervous system - Stress, migraine,

  • Reproductive - Fertility, PCOS, PMS,

  • Respiratory - Astma

Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations are for support in achieving:

  • Emotional and psychological wellbeing

  • Healthy blood sugar balance

  • Optimal hormone balance

  • Optimum energy levels

  • Optimum gastrointestinal health

  • Tolerance to a broad range of food groups.