Eating healthily and the right way for you and your body can be very confusing. Have you ever tried the generic tips and advice you read about or saw on social media or experimented with all those things the people around you swear by that worked for them but don’t feel any different? Well, you’re not alone, and that’s where a nutritionist can help. Nutritionists understand that everyone is unique and individual and so you can’t take a one size fits all approach. The main thing to be aware of though is that not all nutritionists are the same as the term nutritionist is not protected. Always try and look for a Nutritional Therapist as they have trained for many years, they may still call themselves a nutritionist as this is a more familiar title to people.
Helen is a qualified Nutritional Therapist in and can be found as through Nutritionist London.
The Main benefits from seeing a nutritionist or nutritional therapist:
- Get to the root cause of your issues: A nutritionist doesn’t just want to help you with your main symptoms, but they will use all their knowledge and training to understand how these symptoms may link and get to the bottom of what’s causing them.
- A trusted source of information: The many years of training and continued professional development mean that a nutritionist is always reading and using the latest scientific reports to support you and make the best recommendations for you.
- Emotional support, you’re not on your own: Making changes to your diet or lifestyle can often be hard, especially if you are trying to do it on your own. A nutritionist will be there to support you emotionally and also help by being the person to be accountable to. This helps keep you on track and continue to make progress even when it feels a bit tough.
There are so many different reasons to see a nutritionist and they can support on many health-related conditions. It may also be that you don’t have any specific health concerns but just want help in knowing how to optimise your health or how to navigate a new dietary choice such as veganism and nutritionists can support in these areas too.
The top 10 most common reasons to see a nutritionist are:
- Digestive issues: You may have been diagnosed with IBS or an IBD such as Crohn’s disease or it might be that you have symptom such as diarrhoea, constipation, irregular bowel movements, heartburn, or acid reflux but no diagnosis and might even be thinking this is just how things are for you. A nutritionist can help support these symptoms and understand what is causing them to give the best tailored advice for you.
- Weight management: You may have struggled with your weight for years or tried different diets but always put the weight back on. Weight management isn’t just a case of counting calories or cutting out certain foods and a nutritionist can get to the root cause of the weight gain and help you with a long term and sustainable programme.
- Menopause support: The menopause isn’t a health condition but a stage of life that every woman goes through with many and varied symptoms that society has stopped women from talking about freely. A nutritionist can help you with a plan that will help address the symptoms that are of most concern to you.
- Diabetes type 2 or pre-diabetes and prevention: Type 2 diabetes is becoming one of the most prevalent health conditions in the western world and is often directly related to diet. A nutritionist can help you with the right diet for you to balance your blood sugar levels and act before it can progress any further.
- Mood disorders: There is a clear connection between the body and the mind. If you experience a mood disorder such as depression, anxiety, autism or ADHD then nutrition can play just as big a role in supporting you and your condition as lifestyle factors like exercise and sleep. Your nutritionist will give you a plan incorporating nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to support you.
- Improving energy levels and tiredness: Do you ever find yourself reaching for that chocolate bar in the afternoon or feeling like you really want a nap just after lunch? A nutritionist will help you get to the bottom of why this is and help you balance your blood sugar levels throughout the day to stop you craving food between meals and keep your energy levels up.
- Fertility or wanting to get pregnant: If you’re looking for support when planning a pregnancy then a nutritionist can help you optimize your health and wellbeing through your conception and pregnancy. They can support you and your baby both before and after birth.
- Sports performance: A nutritionist can help you if you are looking to boost performance and gain that competitive edge. They can help support your diet looking at the energy levels and getting the right balance of macro and micronutrients.
- PMS and women’s health: There are many symptoms associated with PMS and you don’t always have to accept them as just being one of those things. A nutritionist can help you with balancing your hormones and helping with the causes of your imbalances to support you and help you thrive whatever the time of month. A nutritionist can also help you with other women’s health issues that may be hormone related and conditions like PCOS.
- Food intolerances: Food allergies and intolerances are different, but caution and confusion often occurs with both. A nutritionist can help you understand what you can and can’t have and can offer lots of great alternatives so you shouldn’t have to feel like you’re missing out when avoiding certain foods.
As you can see there are many great benefits from seeing a nutritionist. Helen is a nutritionist based in London and can help you with any of the above plus more, so get in touch through the website nutritionist.london for more information.