Nutritional Therapy

I am currently studying a Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP) accredited diploma in nutritional therapy with the School of Health.  

Nutritional therapy is concerned with how food and drink impacts our bodies with special regard to the essential nutrients necessary to support human health.  It considers the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment and how substances in food provide energy or are converted into body tissues.  These nutrients which are the source of energy for our bodies are classed as:  carbohydrates, fats, fibre, minerals, proteins, vitamins, and water.  Good nutrition means obtaining the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations.  

Nutritional therapy looks at the diseases that can result from malnutrition and the role food plays in the development of chronic disease and imbalance.