Hi! My name is Hannah, and I completed the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course through Nutritional Therapy Association last June. I would have never guessed that my life would go down this course, but I am so glad it has. For the past couple of years, I have been working at Natural Grocers, and I have learned more than I would have imagined. There is so much satisfaction knowing that you are helping to better someone’s life, but it did not feel like enough. Only getting a few minutes with someone, and knowing that there was no magic supplement that would fix everyone’s problems, I found myself getting frustrated that I couldn’t help them more.
That is when I heard about NTA, and a week later I was starting classes. Now that I have graduated, I am so excited to put what I have learned into practice!
I meet with people one-on-one in person or over the phone or computer, and offer nutritional therapy that looks at you as an individual, and looks at every aspect to find the root of whatever problem you are facing. I would love to work with you.
MY MAIN FOCUS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Encouraging a REAL food diet, getting away from processed foods and unnecessary added chemicals
Educating people so they can make informed decisions about their lifestyles
Exposing Big Pharma and the epidemic of pharmaceuticals, including opioids, psychiatric drugs, and SSRIs
Empowering people to take control of their mental health, emotional health, and, of course, their physical health through food
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY?
Nutritional Therapy is a new twist on an old idea: eat real food and allow the body to heal itself, the way it was intended to. The problem is, most people don’t even know what that looks like, what changes they should make, or what to eat or not eat.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioners are certified in bio-individual therapy based on whole food and supplements, and finding the root causes of issues instead of treating symptoms. They first focus on the foundations before moving on to specific issues. The idea is that if the most important parts are working, the smaller stuff usually corrects itself.
Here are the 5 Foundational Pillars of Nutritional Therapy:
- Proper functioning digestion
- Balancing blood sugar
- Adequate essential fatty acid levels
- Assessing mineral needs
- Proper hydration
All of these pillars should come from a properly prepared, nutrient dense diet, and if that is not possible, then supplementing with vitamins and minerals. Nutritional Therapy is a long term solution, not a quick fix, and not a fad diet.