If you’re looking to improve your health, you might want to start with your diet. A growing number of people are discovering that nutritional therapy can have a significant impact on treating certain health problems and preventing them from occurring in the first place.
Nutritional therapy is an evidence-based approach to improving your health through personalized nutritional and lifestyle changes.
Conditions Treated with Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional therapy promotes the consumption of wholesome, unprocessed foods to optimize your well-being, along with particular foods known to have a positive therapeutic effect for specific health conditions, including:
- Weight issues, including obesity, an inability to lose weight, sugar cravings, blood sugar imbalances, and diabetes.
- Digestive problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, food allergies, or diverticulitis.
- Cardiovascular disease, high LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome.
- Hormonal imbalances and women’s health issues such as infertility, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, menopause symptoms, and cystitis.
- Skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea.
- Autoimmune conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Mental health issues, including anxiety, fatigue, and mood disorders.
Role of a Nutritional Therapist
Rather than merely treating symptoms, nutritional therapy treats the whole body while also addressing the root source of health concerns. It begins with a nutritional therapist examining your medical history and assessing your current health status.
Working with you, the therapist will discuss your personal medical symptoms, your needs, and your goals before designing a personalized nutrition plan that includes natural, unprocessed whole foods to heal your body and enhance your overall health. You and your therapist will devise a meal plan that is nutritionally balanced as well as satisfying and sustainable. If certain foods need to be reduced or eliminated from your diet for any length of time, practical alternatives that meet your nutritional needs will be recommended.
Also, if necessary, your nutritional therapist will prescribe natural supplements – vitamins, minerals, or probiotics – to help relieve certain symptoms or boost nutritional level. But first and foremost, nutritional therapy is about providing you with the natural foods your body needs to achieve optimal health and well-being. It is not intended to replace conventional medications you may be taking, but rather to complement them.
Basically, nutritional therapy is designed to help you identify the foods that make you feel your best. As such, it is appropriate for patients of all ages, especially those who are searching for a way to alleviate specific symptoms or simply improve their overall health and well-being.
At Between the Bridges Healing Center, we provide nutritional therapy in the form of medical food plans and nutritional supplements, but also state-of-the-art injection therapies. These include:
- Glutathione – powerful antioxidant vital to good health and often used for detoxification purposes.
- Nutritional Injections – shown to increase energy, improve sleep and work performance, and promote well-being.
- Vitamin B12– helps overcome chronic fatigue while increasing energy levels.
- Myers Cocktail – including magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6), and vitamin B12 – diluted in sterile water to treat vitamin deficiency, anxiety, stress, depression, headaches, and chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms.
Nutritional Therapy in Minnesota and South Carolina
If you think nutritional therapy may help your medical condition, talk to the experts at Between the Bridges Healing Center in Mankato, Minnesota. We also have a satellite office in Clinton, South Carolina.
To make an appointment, call us today at (507) 388-7488 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to evaluating your situation, answering your questions, and ultimately helping you feel better again.