What is Nutritional Therapy?

You are what you eat. Nutritional Therapy helps you to adjust your diet and lifestyle so you are in optimum health. Nutritional Therapy is based on scientific evidence and looks at each case individually with multi-system approach.

What is the difference between a Nutritional Therapist, a Dietician and a Nutritionist?

A Nutritional Therapist works with food, supplements and lifestyle to create individual programs to help alleviate symptoms of many conditions and prevent the development of many illnesses. Treatments are based on the individual. Nutritional Therapists are trained in clinical practice to work on a one-to-one basis. Nutritional Therapists must meet National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy and can opt for voluntary registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Dietician works primarily in the NHS with patients with acute and chronic medical conditions. Dieticians often work in specialised health areas or with specific groups in the community. Dieticians are regulated by the British Dietetic Association and are clinically trained.

Nutritionist usually works in the food industry or in academia and offers dietary information to the public but may not be clinically trained or qualified to provide therapeutic diets.

For more information on Nutritional Therapy see this BANT descriptor