What is Nutritional Medicine?
Nutritional medicine is the science of the components that exist within food, and within us, and how they influence our bodies.
The metabolism of glucose is an extraordinarily complex process with many nutrients working together in a perfect symphony. Nutrient deficiency, or environmental or genetic factors can influence this process, which can cause fatigue states, digestive dysfunction, or changes in mood. This is one small example of the interconnectedness of nutrients in the body and the large effect a small imbalance can generate.
Nutritional medicine analyses this balance, and identifies the relationship between nutrients and various body functions. By appreciating how each organ relates to an other, and by what mechanisms this occurs, a comprehensive interpretation of the patients state of health can be made. This enables a more effective treatment plan so you can achieve your peak performance sooner.
The aim is to support the body’s own functional processes to help it return to its natural state. The body has an innate ability to heal itself, so by using diet, lifestyle changes, and supplementation where necessary, obstructions or deficiencies can be removed to let the body do its work.