Nutrition incorporates two components – diet and supplementation. Nutritionists work with food and supplements to restore, maintain and create wellbeing.
Diet is one of most important aspects of health. Without a good diet, people are unable to obtain all the nutrients that are required for health. There is not one healthy diet that suits everyone. The type of foods that suit one person may make others quite ill.
A nutritionist is trained to determine the appropriate type of diet for each individual. Allergy-free, elimination diets, weight loss/gain programs, or basic healthy eating programs can all be designed by a nutritionist. Nutritionists can also design appropriate diets for prevention as well as cure.
Nutritionists may also prescribe specific nutritional substances (vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, amino-acids etc) to correct or prevent an imbalance.
A nutritionist aims to correct the daily nutrition so that once biochemical balance has been achieved through supplementation, it can be maintained where possible with the daily diet.
Conditions that nutritional treatment may assist in:
- Low energy
- ADD/ hyperactivity
- Pre-conceptual care
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Promoting optimal health