7) Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC)
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy (also known as Functional Nutrition) is a healing profession founded on the belief that food provides the nutrients our bodies need to obtain and maintain a healthy state of well-being. Establishing a firm health foundation using targeted supplementation and properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods, brings balance to the body. Nutritional Therapy seeks out the root cause of illness or imbalances, rather than treating symptoms. Nutritional Therapy addresses the bio-individuality of each person.
How does Nutritional Therapy differ from other nutritionists or dieticians?
Many use a “one-size-fits-all” approach that often promotes a low fat, high grain diet. This approach has been devastating to the health of our country and has contributed to the increasing obesity over the past thirty years.
What can a Nutritional Therapy Consultant do for me?
A certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant is trained to evaluate your nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary and lifestyle changes along with nutritional supplementation. One of the primary tools exclusive to a Nutritional Therapist Consultant is the functional evaluation that essentially asks the body what it needs using response testing. Once the testing is complete, a protocol is then developed, based on that individual’s unique nutritional needs. The client is retested at intervals based on the length and type of protocol. The protocol is modified during those intervals as the body balances and new priorities appear. A body is like an onion and when one healing cycle is finished, the body may reveal another health concern. As a symptom or illness resolves, new ones may present as the body prioritizes its issues. Lifestyle recommendations may include relaxation techniques, exercise recommendations, dietary recommendations and anything else to help you improve your health. *A Nutritional Therapist Consultant does not diagnose and no comment, protocol or recommendation should not be considered a medical diagnosis. Always consult with your doctor regarding choices about your health.