Top advice at Strokestown Store on Thursday
The Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI) is the official association for nutritional therapists and is proud to announce Ireland’s first official Nutritional Therapist Awareness Week, which runs from September 14 to 21.
Ann Gannon, a member of the NTOI, will be at Healthy Beings Health Store, Strokestown, on Thursday (17th) throughout the day and also Oasis Health Store, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Friday (18th) throughout the day.
Nutritional therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising one’s health potential through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes.
Nutritional therapy treats the body as a whole while seeking the root source of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms.
Whilst there are certain dietary modifications that are likely to benefit everyone, a nutritional therapist recognises that everyone is different, the one size fits all diet does not exist.
Rather the diet of most benefit to your health will be the one that is specifically designed to meet your individual biochemical needs (personalised nutrition).
Nutritional therapy focuses on natural, wholesome, unprocessed whole foods for optimal well being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions which heal the body and boost overall health.
A nutritional therapist will work with the client to devise a meal plan that is nutritionally balanced, practical, enjoyable and sustainable.
If any foods need to be reduced or eliminated for a period of time viable alternatives will be suggested that will maintain nutritional needs. The aim is to find a diet and lifestyle that helps you look and feel your absolute best.
Where necessary, a nutritional therapist may also recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to help alleviate certain symptoms or optimise nutritional status. However, natural foods are always the first line of treatment.
Nutritional therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicines but to complement them.