Nutritional Therapy is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a therapeutic intervention that provides food-based, nourishing support for body systems. Working from the foundations of digestion, blood sugar balance, hydration and mineral and fatty acid status, Nutritional Therapy provides the body with the building blocks it needs to restore and ultimately thrive.
The body speaks to us in a variety of ways and it takes a multi-pronged approach to listen to its needs. Using a detailed 6 step approach, I work with clients to discover what their greatest needs for support are.
Initial interview form: This form covers your health goals, health concerns, family history, sleep patterns, toxic exposure, movement and relaxation practices and more.
Food and Mood journal: What you eat and how you feel are intimately connected. This journal enables you to track (for at least three days) what you eat and drink and how that impacts your mood, sleep and digestion.
Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire: This online questionnaire covers specific imbalances that could be happening in different body systems from the stomach, small and large intestine to the adrenals, endocrine system and more.
Detailed intake: This is about you and your goals and concerns. The initial intake provides ample space for you to provide more detail and allows the Nutritional Therapist to dig into what support you need specifically.
Functional Evaluation: The Functional Evaluation is a hands-on examination that enables the Nutritional Therapist to identify organs and organ systems that are under stress and determine where the greatest needs for support are.
Lingual-Neuro testing (LNT): LNT is a powerful biofeedback tool that enables the Nutritional Therapist to determine the usefulness of a nutritional supplement before it is recommended to a client. LNT taps into the body’s innate ability to determine what it does and does not need in order support a weak organ or nutritional deficiency.
This six step process enables the Nutritional Therapist and client to take a personalized nutritional approach instead of a generic one-size-fits-all approach. Every person has nutritional needs that are unique to them and discovering what those needs are is a critical part of restoring balance.