The Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI) is proud to announce Ireland’s first official Nutritional Therapy Awareness Week. Combining education, awareness building, therapist interaction and local events – this week is aimed at raising awareness and educating the public on nutritional therapy and its health and lifestyle benefits.

14th – 21st September 2015

HEALTH CONCERNS THAT BENEFIT FROM NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

  • Digestive Problems
  • Cardio Vascular Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Mental Health

WHAT’S GOING ON?

• Weight Problems
• Hormonal Imbalances
• Skin Conditions
• Autoimmune Conditions

Nutritional therapists have arranged a series of fascinating public events countrywide. To find an event in your local area, log onto www.ntoi.ie.

WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?

Nutritional therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximizing one’s health potential through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions. Nutritional therapy treats the body as a whole while seeking the root source of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

WHAT IS A NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST?

A fully qualified nutritional therapist is someone who holds a minimum of a three-year diploma in nutritional therapy and is trained in basic biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as supervised clinical practice. As such, a nutritional therapist is qualified to work in private practice and see clients on an individual or group basis. A nutritional therapist offers personalised lifestyle advice which is tailored to your individual health needs and goals.

WHAT ADVICE CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE FROM A NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST?

Nutritional therapy focuses on natural, unprocessed whole foods which heal the body and boost overall health. A nutritional therapist will work with the client to devise a meal plan that is nutritionally balanced, practical, enjoyable and sustainable. If any foods need to be reduced or eliminated for a period of time, viable alternatives will be suggested that will maintain nutritional needs.

Where necessary, a nutritional therapist may also recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to help alleviate certain symptoms or optimise nutritional status. However, natural foods are always the first line of treatment.

Nutritional Therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicines but to complement them, and where necessary, dietary changes can be made under the supervision of a medical practitioner.

HOW CAN I FIND A FULLY QUALIFIED NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST?

NTOI is the professional organisation that represents qualified nutritional therapists across Ireland. All NTOI members are fully insured and must comply with strict requirements for continuing professional development. To find your local nutritional therapist, visit www.ntoi.ie.

More information on www.ntoi.ie