What is Nutritional Therapy?
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY PRACTITIONER
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP for short), is a nutritional therapist certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc to evaluate nutritional needs and make recommendations for dietary changes, helping clients balance body chemistry and achieve optimal wellness. NTP's are not trained to diagnose or treat pathological conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases.
In our sessions together, I will gather information from you via an in-person interview, a comprehensive health questionnaire, and a food journal. Then I will use a hands-on technique called the Functional Evaluation to determine your specific nutritional needs. Once I have gathered all of this information from you, together we will create a highly customized diet and supplement plan that will work with your lifestyle.
Every individual has a specific genetic, ancestral, and geographical makeup that determines their own unique nutritional needs. Many nutrition paradigms fail because they take a "one size fits all" approach that ignores bioindividuality.
Health is a lifestyle, not a diet. The only way to be successful for a lifetime is to create a plan that is sustainable. I will challenge you, and perhaps I will ask you to try things that make you uncomfortable. But the bottom line is that life is too short for bad food! Let's create a dietary plan together that you actually like! If you are suffering, you will never stick with it. Your mood is just as important as what is on your plate.
*A note on weight loss-- It is my professional opinion that weight loss is the by-product of supporting health through foundational methodologies. When we balance digestion, blood sugar, fatty acids, minerals and hydration, your body will find a healthy weight to maintain. Please do not attach your worth to the number on the scale.