In today’s busy, stressful and on-the-go world, we all pretty much either suffer or know someone who suffers from a chronic health condition. Whereas medicine has totally evolved and there is plenty of medical treatments for each condition, it is still highly important to keep track of not just what we eat, but how we eat. Food is the body’s fuel for energy and eating right can help alleviate many of the hardships that come with a chronic disease. We have partnered up with Body Blocks’ Nutritional Therapist Nadine El Alaily to talk about Nutritional Therapy, what it is and who its for.
What Is The Concept Behind ‘Nutritional Therapy’?
Nutritional Therapy is essentially the use of nutrition to promote improved health, better performance and provide care based on individual need. At BodyBlocks, we work to evaluate and detect possible nutritional imbalances, in order to understand how these could be contributing to a client’s symptoms and health concerns. This is achieved through an in-depth questionnaire; blood tests and a close look at medical symptoms and history. The findings that these will produce allow us to suggest the next course of action.
Why is it better for people with chronic conditions to opt for Nutritional Therapy and not the usual nutrition sessions?
Nutritional Therapy is widely recognized as an alternative medicine and is suitable for individuals with chronic conditions, not just those looking to enhance their health and wellbeing. At BodyBlocks, we offer both. However, Nutritional Therapy would better serve those with chronic conditions as it offers an in-depth consultation covering topics ranging from medical symptoms and history to eating habits and lifestyle factors. As mentioned in my answer to your previous question, this is achieved with the aid of an in-depth questionnaire and blood tests, which we ask for in advance.
These are the 6 chronic illnesses in which we specialize and for which we recommend Nutritional Therapy;
- Diabetes Management
- Digestive Problems
- High Cholesterol
- Thyroid problems
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Post-Cancer Nutrition
However, we also recommend Nutritional Therapy for anyone looking to improve his or her overall health and wellbeing. We encourage those interested in learning more about Nutritional Therapy to read more about it on the website of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine, in which the Founder of BodyBlocks has completed a registration.
What Can One Expect To Come Out With After The First Session?
Once BodyBlocks completes the initial in-depth consultation, the client receives a sustainable nutritional programme based on food preferences and lifestyle.
We recommend that a follow-up consultation is scheduled three to four weeks after the initial consultation, giving the client the opportunity to discuss the successes and challenges of the previous weeks, as well as how to consolidate the wins for the long term.
The road to wellbeing is a process that requires dedication, and while the outcome of the first session will map out the way to improved health, we expect clients to exercise just a little bit of patience in waiting for change to occur!
It is important to understand that whereas these are general guidelines for the kind of nutrition plan you are advised to follow if you have any of these conditions, consultations with dietary experts are of absolute importance. This is because every individual’s case is different and our bodies don’t react in the same way.
You can head on to Body Block’s website and head to the Consultation section to book your appointment with one of their experts.