Nutritional Therapy in Sydney
Nutrition is an essential component of comprehensive health-care
services. Individuals with a variety of conditions and illnesses
can improve their health and quality of life by receiving nutritional
advice from a qualified therapist. Good nutrition can increase your
health and well-being, and increase productivity and quality of
The word "Nutrition" comes from a Latin word which means
to "nourish" or to "to feed".
How well we feel depends on the efficiency with which our body
produces hormones, enzymes, prostaglandins, blood cells, antibodies
and countless other substances. All these substances are made from
food, but many people cannot assimilate their food properly, perhaps
because of poor digestion or chronic irritation of the digestive
system. They may also have a toxic overload - a build-up of unwanted
waste substances that get in the way of efficient functioning. Food
allergies or intolerances can also cause a lot of unpleasant symptoms,
which may be delayed or chronic, and difficult to relate to a specific
How can I benefit from Nutritional Advice?
These days you can find many different books around on the subject
of diets. Many of these have been written by people who have overcome
their own problems with various types of diet. However, we are all
different in our inheritance, our life experiences, our diets (past
and present) and our combination of health problems. Therefore,
what works for one will not necessarily work for someone else with
a similar problem. It is for this reason that naturopathic practitioners
see each person as an individual with their own set of circumstances.
These circumstances may include features in common with people troubled
by similar complaints but in addition there may be factors particular
to you. It is discovering these additional factors that is often
the key to successful treatment.
Your therapist will advise on how to improve your body's efficiency
by identifying and then dealing with these problems using a number
of different types of diets, remedies and dietary supplements, according
to individual need. An efficiently functioning body finds it easier
to repair itself and heal itself, but if you have a serious illness
much will depend on your body's powers of recuperation and on other
factors such as stress.
Nutrition covers many areas including:
- the science of food
- why people choose certain foods
- what foods are made of
- the nutrients in foods
- how the body uses food
- food digestion
- food functions
The first thing that should affect our food choice is a knowledge
of nutrition. We should know what is available and acceptable, so
that we can make the right choices for good health.
Nutrition and Children
Some of the most important decisions that a parent has to make
in caring for their children concern their nutrition and health.
Because of your unique and intimate relationship with your child,
you play an invaluable role in your child’s present and future
well-being through nutrition.
Nutrition provides the energy your child needs to grow, learn,
think, talk, run, jump and play. It is the driving fuel necessary
for building a strong and healthy body. Every single breakfast you
feed your child, the lunches eaten at school, the snacks made to
munch on, and dinners prepared are another opportunity to provide
the essential building blocks for your child’s body and brain
to develop properly.
Each one of a child’s 100 trillion cells is a little molecular
motor designed to run at peak efficiency if fueled properly. Cells
need water, vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein
to produce vital energy to sustain the body’s many and varied
functions. The nutrients in natural, unrefined, whole foods such
as fruits and vegetables – called high-octane fuel –
keep cells operating at peak performance and giving them a reserve
for healing. If the deliveries of necessary nutrients don’t
arrive, the cells slow their work down – and so does your
There also exists a nutrition/mood relationship in which nutrition
provides immediate “feedback” information to the body.
Food can make your child feel full, satisfied, happy and re-energised,
or tired, drowsy, irritable, hyperactive or impulsive!
The cause-and-effect relationship between the wrong nutritional
choices and negative moods or impaired learning abilities can become
a vicious cycle. If poor eating habits are the initial problem,
mood swings, poor concentration, irritability, depression and fatigue
may follow due to dietary deficiencies or excesses. These unpleasant
side effects will only send your child searching for another sugary
delight to feel better. Have you ever noticed your child suffering
from “head on the desk syndrome” after eating the wrong
food for lunch? Poor food choices will send a child searching for
the next packaged goody creating further nutritional debts.
Every minute, 200 million new cells are renewed, revitalised or
reformed in your child’s body. This is a total of 300 billion
new cells a day! The quality of the nutrition taken daily, directly
influences the high-quality or low-quality development and functioning
of each and every cell. Skin, hair, eyes, brain, immune system and
memory can all be affected. The addition or omission of nutrients
in a child’s diet can make or break their attention span,
learning capability, vibrant energy and mood. If your child eats
too many synthetic foods, their body will “fall out of its
natural rhythm” to self-diagnose and self-heal spontaneously.
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