How can Clinical Nutrition assist you?
Studies show that diet and nutrition play a major role in the development of most chronic diseases, including heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Making changes to your diet can help prevent and treat these conditions, as well as lesser known ailments such as skin conditions, frequent infections, intestinal & digestive complaints, and many more:
Naturopaths are trained to assess how foods and nutrients are digested, absorbed, metabolised, stored, and eliminated by the body, as well as studying environmental impacts on health and food quality. They utilise this knowledge to help improve wellbeing, manage illness, and prevent disease through dietary therapy and nutritional supplementation.
What is Nutrition?
Nutrients are essential substances which our bodies need to survive. Most nutrients work in conjunction with each other in the body, and so if a deficiency exists there may be a reduced ability for the body to function. That’s why it is important to have sufficient nutrients in your diet.
What are Nutrients?
Nutrients are classified as Macro-nutrients, Micronutrients and Phyto-nutrients.
Macro-nutrients are large molecules otherwise known as Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats. These are broken down (metabolised) into smaller molecules for the body to use as building blocks (eg. muscle & bone) and energy.
Micro-nutrients are Vitamins and Minerals. These nutrients are required for a vast array of functions in the body, including breaking down the macronutrients for energy, and are vital for our body to function effectively.
- Weight Loss & Gain
- Gastro-Intestinal Complaints – Bloating, Constipation, Indigestion,
- Diarrhea, Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Food Intolerances – identification and dietary management
- Skin Conditions – Rashes, Eczema, Acne, Dry Skin
- Mood & Stress – Anxiety & Depression
- Immune System – Frequent colds, Candida