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Nutritional Therapy Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow
What is Nutritional Therapy and what does a nutritional therapist do?
Nutritional advice is a huge area covering prevention, treatment and understanding. There are also a range of seemingly conflicting theories and ideas relating to nutrition. Therefore this web page only gives a small snap shot of what is involved and what is provided.
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Classic reasons for seeking advice from a nutritional therapist include:
Many of the above are either medical or medical related conditions. In these cases it is essential that you seek medical advice in addition to addressing your diet. A good nutritionalist works alongside your doctor by helping you to address dietary concerns. It is not however a substitute for medical treatment or advice. In additional weight control requires dietary and exercise to be taken into account. We do not diagnose, treat or claim to cure. Weight loss can only be achieved as part of a sensible diet and exercise programme. Where a medical condition is present, we will work alongside medical advice from a GP. Treatment of Obesity is not covered by Scotlandtherapy since this is a medical condition. We do offer hypnotherapy and counselling to obese patients to address behaviours and psychology, but in such cases the actual weight loss management is left to the client to organise via their GP. In such cases we work as a complement to the medical profession and recommend visiting an NHS Dietitian.
How does nutritional therapy work in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk?
The nutritional therapist will take a case history and get other details from you, such as health, exercise levels, aims and objectives, mental state. Other information such as blood type are useful.
From the data collected the nutritional therapist will plan out a course of healthy diet and possibly supplements in order to achieve healthy objectives. Where needed you will be referred to your medical doctor for any safety checks or medical advice.
Where possible blood type, personal taste, culture, sports, health, family history and other pertinent topics will be considered in order to build a personalised dietary plan.
Denise is also a life coach and counsellor, and able to look at lifestyle issues. Stuart is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and can use CBT and Hypnosis to enable behavioural and emotional change.
So why not buy a diet book instead?
Most people who seek professional support have already tried that! Most people find out the simple truth that diets "off the shelf" are not customised to peoples needs, and are oversimplified and over hyped. Principles used by many leading diets may well be used as a guide or base line, however each client has personal, environmental, medical, cultural and other issues that can result in individual needs.
Diet, foods, exercise and their effects as part of nutritional therapy in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow
A good nutritionist will have a grounding in other therapies too. A range of this from stress levels, eating disorders, comfort eating, body image, self- confidence, sports activities, age and culture all impact on what is needed by the individual. Therefore the therapist should be able to address these related issues either personally, or through colleagues.Supplements and Vitamins
Many clients are put off taking supplements because of the conflicting advice given in the media and the medical profession. The RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamin levels is the level frequently quoted as what is needed. this is far below the Optimum Daily Allowance, and far below therapeutic levels of vitamins and supplements. Common sense applies: if you take more out of your body (through sports, illness dieting etc) then you need to put more in! The more complicated side of this is choosing the right and safe supplements for you. it is useful to have a trained professional taking an overview of what you are taking, to ensure safety, and a sensible combination of products. Some combinations cancel in effect, others complement, some may have safety concerns in combination.
We do not create any herbal or nutritional supplies, although some culinary herbs can be provided free of charge. We recommend herbal products and nutritional products from professional suppliers so that you can be sure that we do not profit from them, and are not influenced by anything other than quality and good value for our clients. From time to time we may provide samples of the products that we suggest taking. We encourage our clients to shop around and get the best value good quality products.
The principle of nutritional advice means that a range of other therapies including meditation, relaxation, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, life coaching, Reiki healing, crystal healing, herbalism, Ayurveda and counselling all work well as part of, or alongside it. Information from herbalism training may be provided in regard to buying licensed herbal products over the counter. Medical Herbalism is not provided.
Do you recommend any herbal products?
Herbalism is the use of various plants and herbs for their balancing, cleansing and healing properties. It can either be medical herbalism, not provided by scotlandtherapy, or the recommendation of over the counter EU licensed herbs as part of nutritional therapy. We do not provide herbal assessment, diagnosis or medical herbalist treatments. We do not use the title herbalist. We only recommend licensed food based herbal products that are over the counter and licensed. If necessary we will refer you to a herbalist, and from late 2012 herbalists should be regulated by the HPC. We have colleagues to whom we can refer in this way.
Can you combine Nutritional and conventional treatment?You should always seek medical advice for any suspected illness or injury. Many people then combine food rprogrammes and treatments with conventional medical support. It is important to tell both the medical doctor and the nutritional therapist what medications, diets or herbs you are using.
The NOS National Occupational Standards for these topics are the NOS Herbalism and Healing, with some additional Nutritional related NOS as well.
We are complementary health
not alternative health practitioners. This means that we work WITH the
medical profession. If you have an illness or injury, or if you are
going to embark on a new diet, fitness plan or if you have any
uninvestigated symptoms, you must consult your medical doctor.
In the first instance drop us an email or use the feedback form to contact us. We can then advise whether we feel we can appropriately assist you.
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