We are all unique, and when it comes nourishing ourselves through diet and lifestyle practices, our needs vary greatly. What works for one, will not always work for another. One thing we do have in common, however, is that everything we eat, drink and do impacts our body and mind at the deepest cellular level, for better or for worse.
In the promotion of health and individual care, Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science while using a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns.
Recognising there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, the process of Nutritional Therapy begins with a thorough investigation of the person as a whole, including their genetic predispositions, food intake, lifestyle, exposure to stressors, their wider environment and support networks. In this way, a person’s current health status can be assessed and potential nutritional imbalances identified.
The role of a Nutritional Therapist is to empower clients to make dietary and lifestyle changes to support them in that process; to recognise the distracting ‘junk’ (foods, excuses, behaviours) that can be eliminated, in order to focus on the critical components of wellness for them, moving them closer to their optimal health goals.
Hello, I'm Jude, in my forties, and following a long-standing belief that the roles of diet and lifestyle play a vital role in optimal health, I made the decision in 2014 to retrain after almost twenty years working in the entertainment and leisure industries. This led me to the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and in the summer of 2017 I graduated with a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition, following 3 years of study and supervised clinical practice.
As a registered Nutritional Therapist, I’m a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. Both of these organisations require members to train at an institution accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission as well as undertake continuing professional development to maintain the highest standards. The CNHC is both NHS and Government recognised, and the only regulator for Nutritional Therapists that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
If you are interested in working with me, please get in touch, and I look forward to joining you on your journey.
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