Nutritional Therapy is focused on you… the whole, real, thriving YOU!
Who is Nutritional Therapy For?
What To Expect In A Nutritional Counseling Session?
Sarah Lawley Chernick, FNTP, RWP
As a Nutritional Therapist I Focus On
The way that our digestion is functioning is a very important indicator for the health of our body as a whole. Many studies have now been done showing the strong correlation between gut health and our immune system, as well as gut health and our mental health. Many hormonal imbalances also stem from underlying gut issues. When healing chronic health issues, gut health is always where we start in nutritional counseling. Dealing with ongoing digestive issues can be very uncomfortable and may make it feel difficult to get through the day.
Bloating / Gas
Constipation / Diarrhea
Heartburn / Acid Reflux
Amenorrhea (Missing Periods)
Has your period gone missing? If you are no longer getting your menstrual cycle (and are not on any form of birth control), that is your body’s way of telling you that something is out of balance. Conventional medicine recommends just taking a hormonal birth control pill in these scenarios in order to “regulate” your period. However, hormonal birth control pills manipulate hormones – they do not actually regulate your natural hormone balance. Nutritional counseling has the potential to help you naturally regain your missing period, without medications or side effects.
Skin Issues / Acne
Hormonal imbalances can lead to intermittent or ongoing acne and skin issues. Skin issues are often largely tied to impaired gut health as well, which is why we always want to address gut health and hormone health simultaneously in holistic nutrition. Nutritional counseling will help you transition to a way of living and eating that can support clear, glowing, vibrant skin.
Headaches / Migraines
Anxiety / Depression
You May Have Some Questions About Seeing A Nutritional Therapist...
A Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) has completed the designated program through the Nutritional Therapy Association and has been granted this title. FNTPs make nutritional recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness. FNTPs do not diagnose or treat disease. FNTPs utilize Nutritional Therapy to encourage people to become knowledgeable about and responsible for their health. An FNTP helps individuals reach their optimal level of overall health by bringing balance to the body in a holistic way – including dietary changes, optimizing sleep, and implementing adequate hydration, movement, and stress-management into one’s life.