Nutritional therapy is based on the principles of Functional Medicine, which seeks
to identify and correct imbalances in the systems of the body. This is in contrast
to working on symptom control that works on single organs or organ systems. An excellent
example of this is the approach to eczema: you can apply a cream that may stop the
itching, or you can correct the underlying imbalances that result in the skin symptoms.
This may involve nutrient deficiencies1 or food intolerances2 for example.
Herbal treatments can be used with nutritional therapy; they may be used as herb
teas, tinctures or capsules. External treatments with herbs may also be suggested.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of health issues:
Heart disease and risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
Nervous system disorders
Allergies & intolerances
Managing stress, low energy, chronic headaches and feeling ‘burned out’
Women’s health problems
Joint and bone problems
Men’s health issues such as prostate problems
Cancer prevention and support during cancer treatment & recovery
Skin problems including eczema, psoriasis and acne
2. Furuhjelm C, Warstedt K, Fagerås M, Fälth-Magnusson K, Larsson J, Fredriksson
M, Duchén K. Allergic disease in infants up to 2yr of age in relation to plasma omega-3
fatty acids and maternal fish oil supplementation in pregnancy and lactation. Pediatr
Allergy Immunol. 2011 Feb 20. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2010.01096.x. [Epub ahead
of print] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21332799