When we look at health on a continuum, nutritional therapy can interrupt a slide towards illness and disease, and help you transition your body back to optimal health.
Nutritional therapy works well with stress, hormonal imbalances, lack of energy and autoimmune conditions by helping you rebalance the nutritional balance of your body.
Specific functional tests are available that help us understand what your body is lacking or missing. Better health is created through dietary changes and nutritional supplements.
Nourishing the mind and body with nutrients can significantly change the way we think and feel, and be a huge benefit for anybody struggling with mental health.
Managing mental health
While physical illnesses due to nutrient intake inadequacies take years to grow, most of us do not understand the direct impact of our food choices on our mood and feelings.
- Certain foods can either have a positive or negative impact on our mood. Likewise, our mood can also have an impact on our eating behaviour
- Some foods might aggravate the symptoms of depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, panic attacks, food cravings, stress, memory loss and unclear thinking
- Mood swings, stress or depression can lead to disordered eating patterns, like restrictive eating or binge eating
- Many people might use food as a means to alleviate pain or stress. This relief is short lived, and emotional eaters will soon resume their negative thoughts and feelings.
In many people with poor mental health, essential vitamin, mineral and omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies are commonly seen. Fuelling your body with the right nutrients will help you feel better, sleep well and have the energy that you need to manage your mental health.
Living with energy & vitality
Tiredness and fatigue are common symptoms with poor mental health. Long days, high stress and a poor work/life balance just adds to the mix of exhaustion, resulting in poor sleep and your body running on empty.
Here are some of the conditions you may be struggling with:
- Lack of essential nutrients
- Improper digestion and absorption
- Imbalanced hormones
- Pain and inflammation
- Allergies and intolerances
Nutritional therapy can address all of these symptoms, and treatment will focus on changing the way you eat and how you manage your lifestyle, so you have the nutrients and energy to live optimally.
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine combines individual health and personalised nutrition to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan. This is how it works:
Functional Medicine is a systems biology approach to health, which takes into account all components of the human biological system and how they dynamically interact together, and with the environment
It recognises that illness and wellness are part of a continuum, and that the client or patient is in the process of moving along that continuum
It focuses on restoring health by digging deeper to find the underlying cause of the imbalance, rather than ameliorating presenting symptoms
It’s an individualised approach as each client presents a unique, complex and dynamic set of genetic, environmental and lifestyle influences
The client’s health timeline, and how they have arrived at their current state of health or dis-ease, is illustrated throughout the consultations
Functional medicine explores the relationship between nutrition, neurotransmitters, endocrine and immune function, and how this can affect psychological health, wellbeing and mood.
How can i access Nutritional Therapy?
There are different ways you can access Nutritional Therapy at EmotionMatters.