What does a Nutritionist do?
Believe it or not, nutrition is more than creating meal plans for clients. This probably occurs a lot less than you may think. Yes, food plays a major role during a consult, but the focus is on the biochemistry that the food you are consuming plays within your body. Is your body absorbing these nutrients properly? Are you in pain? Are uncomfortable before or after meals? Our intestines are a major site for not just nutrient breakdown but nutrient absorption also. Ensuring that your body is not just absorbing but breaking down nutrients effectively lies at the core of our work. The body's chemistry is what keep us in homeostasis and this is what we work towards achieving. As a Clinical Nutritionist I aim to educate my clients giving them control over their health.
Things a Nutritionist aims to improve
Our gut plays a major role in our health and this often an area that we focus on. Reducing inflammation and ensuring you are not feeding and or growing any nasties that shouldn’t be there. Pain, bloating, burping and excessive gas are signs that the food you are consuming may not be working for your body.
Especially in females this can be key to many symptoms experienced. Period pain, mood swings, brain fog, irritability, bloating, cramping as well as trouble losing weight.
Of course we can assist with weigh loss. Or provide meal plans to where needed. More often then not, weight loss comes about when working on the above (Gut health and hormones) which in turn is looking at our body's biochemistry, bringing it back into homeostasis.