Nutritionists look at the connection between diet, nutrients and the environment on a person’s health. Nutrients are the building blocks of our mind and body therefore when the body is supplied with the correct balance of food, vitamins and minerals it is easier to remain healthy.

Correcting nutritional imbalances and biochemical problems is foundational to the prevention and treatment of many common health problems. Nutritionists will tackle the imbalances influencing your health, and help you to understand what are the right foods and supplements to both prevent and manage health problems.

Kindly Contributed by: Ruth Fellowes  – Nutritionist.  The Food Doctor.

You may be asked to have complete a food diary before your first appointment so that your practitioner can review it. Many practitioners also like to look at other medical reports such as blood tests to have a picture of your nutritional status.
Appointment length will vary from 30 mins to 1 hour. In the appointment a series of questions will be asked to determine your health. Often these relate to questions about digestion, heart function, thyroid health, skin and mental wellbeing. Your energy levels, sleep and other lifestyle habits are likely to also be discussed. Specific measurements may also be taken such as height and weight, and there may be some in-clinic testing that your practitioner likes to use.

Kindly Contributed by: Ruth FellowesNutritionist. The Food Doctor.

Most people think of a nutritionist when they want to lose weight. But there is whole lot more that can be achieved with good nutritional therapy. Remember, a healthy diet is only ‘healthy’ if it works for you.

Your nutritionist will provide guidance on what suits you as an individual for both in the short term and for life. The right diet and nutrients can help you to prevent physical and mental problems, improve your appearance and zest for life, alter your behaviour and help you to age better.

Nutritional medicine has evidence for reducing toxicity, correcting hormonal imbalances, improving immune function and altering genetic expression. Nutritional medicine can help to correct many underlying biochemical problems that contribute to chronic disease.

Kindly Contributed by: Ruth FellowesNutritionist. The Food Doctor.

Please Note: DAA (Dieticians Association of Australia) recommends the public only seek an Accredited Nutritionist (AN). As always be diligent and ask for credentials.


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