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Nutritional therapy with allergy testing

20 September, 2011

Good nutrition is vital to a healthy functioning body.

Clinical nutrition aims to identify and treat nutritional deficiencies, improve food assimilation, eliminate allergens and detoxify the body. They are thoroughly trained to assess your health and any symptoms so that they can prescribe a tailored health programme.

By following dietary advice and taking the recommended herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements you can improve your body’s health and functioning.

What conditions is it used for?

A nutritional consultation gives you the tools to nourish your body in a holistic way. It can help anyone with chronic health problems and is particularly beneficial for those suffering from migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and indigestion, sinusitis, chronic fatigue, skin disorders and hormonal problems. Seeing a qualified practitioner gives you the opportunity to discuss your condition with a professional with years of training and experience.

What to expect

Your nutritional therapist will ask for a detailed health history and will ask questions about current and past symptoms, your diet, lifestyle, exposure to stress and toxins. Your treatment may include an allergy test, which will help you identify any foods that are upsetting your system and causing problems. They may use kinesiology here, testing your muscle responses to detect sensitivities, or they may advise a blood test or hair mineral analysis. They’ll then design a health program for you to follow.

 

  • Neal’s Yard Remedies has stores all over the UK with dedicated therapy rooms offering a wide range of treatments – from acupuncture to shiatsu. For more information about which therapies are on offer at a location near you click here.