Frequently Asked Questions
Nutritional therapy addresses imbalances in the diet which might be manifesting as ill health, disease or just a sensation of not feeling quite right. It works to remove suspect foods which may be detrimental to health whilst replacing with nutritious alternatives to rebalance and improve vitality, wellbeing and health.
Nutritional therapists use knowledge and science about food to make recommendations to restore balance and achieve optimal health. They tend to work with private clients and their registered body is BANT. Nutritionist can not prescribe medication but can advise supplements. Nutritionists are usually recommended to work with patients with chronic health conditions such as allergies, intolerances, digestive and bowel complaints, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, skin problems, fatigue etc
Dieticians are statutorily regulated, they are governed by law and comply to an ethical code of practice. Only those registered with the health and care professionals council can call themselves a dietician. Dieticians usually work within public health bodies.