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Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy – The Natural Approach to Health and Well-Being

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Why I’m nuts about coconut (or 5 reasons to invite coconut into your life)

Great blog on coconut and all its versatile uses and health benefits from Purple Vitality.

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I just adore coconut – it’s up there with mangoes and chocolate as being food from the gods.  But I have to say…I can see why a person might be tempted to buy a carton of coconut water or buy ready prepared coconut flesh, rather than buy a fresh coconut.  Maybe I don’t have the right tools for the job, but there was something comical about me trying to get the water out (which was relatively easy compared to getting into the flesh), then chasing it round the garden with a hammer (every time I bashed it it just sprang off in a new direction – probably something to do with being slightly afraid of whacking anything with a hammer).   Having said that, the cartons and ready prepared pots of coconut flesh pale in comparison to the taste of the fresh stuff (even though I believe the water is supposed…

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How can a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy consultation help me?

Naturopathic Nutritional therapy looks at your diet and lifestyle and how these may be contributing to your symptoms, whether they are physical, mental and/or emotional. For some people a connection between diet and symptoms may be obvious. But many others may not have made the connection that what they eat (or what they don’t eat), is contributing to their symptoms, yet Nutritional Therapy can be effective for a whole range of conditions. Therapists work with individuals, like yourself, with many different symptoms affecting areas such as the skin, digestion, hormones, energy levels, mental health issues, weight and so on.

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy is different to the general advice given about ‘healthy eating’ in that it treats you as an individual. We are all just as different on the inside as we are on the outside, and this therapy does not take a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. Some foods may work well for one person but not for another. Through detailed case-history taking and questioning the therapist can gain an understanding of your individual circumstances and can tailor advice and recommendations to you.

This therapy aims to get to the root cause of your symptoms and looks at the underlying factors involved in your symptoms or ill health. For example, you may come to seek advice from a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist with a skin condition, yet the therapist will look to the inside of the body, as well as the diet, to find possible root causes. Areas such as the digestive system will be considered and how well you are eliminating toxins from their body as these can have a knock on effect on the skin. This is just one example where the therapist will look at the whole body in relation to symptoms and take a holistic approach to advice and recommendations.

Lifestyle factors are also an integral approach to this therapy, as factors such as stress, exercise, relaxation and so on can influence your health and well-being. As well as finding out what foods you eat the therapist will also get a picture of your lifestyle. Stress, for example, can have a significant impact on your body and affect areas such as digestion, nutrient absorption and energy levels. Therefore, you may think you are having the best diet in the world but if stress is a factor then you may not actually be getting the benefit from the food that you eat. Again the therapist will take this into account and tailor advice accordingly.

Overall Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy works with you to create a diet and lifestyle plan that is both workable and achievable to you. It aims to empower you to make lasting changes to your health and well-being, to help re-balance the body and to move the body away from the causes of ill-health.

If you want to find out how Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy can help you, then call for a FREE 20 minute telephone consultation or email me at