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What is Nutritional Therapy?

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Are you unsure what Nutritional Therapy is?

An article from Ben Flanagan at the Guardian explained it well:

"Working on a one-to-one basis, nutritional therapists aim to improve a patient's health through changes in eating habits and by recommending dietary supplements. They deal with a variety of conditions from migraines, to obesity, to irritable bowel syndrome. 'Food intolerance comes up an awful lot,' says therapist Gillian Key. 'It's usually wheat and dairy, but there are a few other foods too.'"

"A patient may be asked to complete a detailed health questionnaire and diet diary. Some nutritional therapists test urine, blood and stools, or use less orthodox tests such as iridology (examining eye markings) or Vega testing (examining electrical resistance in the skin).

The British Association of Nutritional Therapists (Bant; 08706 061 284) holds a list of the 500 registered practitioners who have completed an approved training course - often a diploma taking between 18 months and four years - have adequate insurance and are bound by a code of ethics.

But registration is not a legal requirement: anyone can call themselves a 'nutritional therapist.'"

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