Nutritional Therapy is a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on proper nutrition to give one’s body the tools it needs to heal itself, founded by the Nutritional Therapy Association in 1997. It believes that since each person has different genetic makeups, dietary habits, nutrient deficiencies, pharmaceutical drug use, and toxicity exposure, a comprehensive evaluation of each person’s bio-individuality must be assessed in order to understand what each person needs.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (NTP’s) practice a foundational approach to holistic nutrition that utilizes a unique set of tools for identifying individual nutritional deficiencies. Imbalances are addressed through diet, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes tailored for your biochemical individuality.
The stated philosophy of the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) is to “addresses the weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition”. The NTA is guided by the profound research and findings of nutritional greats such as Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger, who are considered two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society.
NTP’s teach the importance of a properly prepared, nutrient dense whole food diet and it’s impact on the physiology of the human body versus the highly processed foods stripped of nutrients and drenched in toxic chemicals that typically comprise the Standard American Diet (or the SAD diet). They are trained to work alongside other wellness-minded practitioners to support each other’s work, in their foundational approach to wellness that seeks to prevent dysfunction before it arises.
The Nutritional Therapy Association is accredited by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals and is a cornerstone member of the American Nutrition Association.