Why see a nutritionist?

03 Aug, 2017

Sometimes staying healthy in this fast-paced life we lead can be a struggle. Do you ever feel a bit rundown, or tired, or irritable and you just don’t know why? Maybe a chronic illness has been plaguing you for years, maybe it’s serious or perhaps it’s just annoying. Sometimes a trip to the doctor isn’t going to solve anything. You need a holistic path back to full health, a way to help your body heal itself. A nutritionist might be just the ticket!

Nutritionists don’t just tell you how to eat healthily. I bet you know that already! (Doing it is the hard part, right?) Nutritionists analyse your diet and lifestyle and determine what habits might be the cause of your current health complaints. We take you on a journey to restore your health through specific healing foods for your condition, targeted lifestyle changes and supplements to ensure your body can carry out its essential functions, such as creating energy and fighting off bugs.

Whatever your ailments, a nutritionist listens and has the tools to create a plan just for you. If you have a tendency to aching joints and muscles, we might implement an anti-inflammatory diet. If you have an irritable bowel or food intolerances, there are low-allergenic foods and gut healing protocols we can impart. If you have cancer in the family and want to proactively manage your risk, we can tell you the specific foods and activities proven to increase or decrease your risk. If you want to lose weight, we can help you with long-term strategies that will keep the weight off while you still eat delicious food daily.

A nutritionist will seek out the cause of your health issues and look at every system in your body to find out where to target first. Every condition, chronic or acute, has an underlying cause that can be treated. A specific set of nutrients will be required for you to make a full recovery. These nutrients can be derived from foods, but often supplements are a way to achieve therapeutic doses that have been clinically proven to alleviate symptoms and reverse disease.

Treating health complaints naturally is a time-honoured tradition that is becoming more popular again today. Modern medicine is often a necessity but can have far-reaching, long-term side effects. Holistic health management can work alongside modern medicine to lessen side effects and even reduce the need for some medications, creating health rather than just masking symptoms.

Nutritionists support, educate and counsel you to empower yourself towards healthier living. We have the power to help you reverse and prevent many chronic, debilitating illnesses. Every body is different and each nutrition consultation is unique. We treat people, not patients. Our goal is to give you all the tools you need to manage your own health, holistically. A treatment plan from a nutritionist will look at physical aspects of health, but also emotional, spiritual and mental health, if that’s what you need. So, if you have a health complaint you’d like to discuss, to find the cause of and treat naturally (while getting healthier at the same time) why not come and see a nutritionist?

 

Kate Gray

Nutritionist at Health Space Hornsby

Consulting on Mondays and Wednesdays

Call 02 9968 3577 to book