Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.
Naturopathic Nutrition combines knowledge of up-to-date medical science with the wisdom of natural nutritional therapy. It is based on the principle that, given the right conditions, the body has an innate capacity to heal itself.
Whether you have a specific illness, an acute or chronic condition, or you just feel generally below par, nutritional therapy can help to improve your health and enjoyment of life. Good health is the feeling of abundant energy and the ability to cope well with the physical, mental and emotional demands made upon us. Attaining this level of health can be hard in the stressed fuelled modern world that we live in but you can get detailed and personalised advice in the form of a personal nutrition plan to help you get back on track.
Andrea has a special interest in cancer, fatigue illnesses such as long Covid and menopause but helps clients with a variety of other health conditions including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Long Covid and post-viral fatigue
- Diabetes and blood sugar balance
- Eczema and other skin conditions
- Hormonal issues
- Digestive problems
- Women’s Health conditions such as menopause, PMS, PCOS, osteoporosis, endometriosis, fibroids
- Thyroid disorders
- Autoimmune conditions
There are 8 fundamental principles in Naturopathy which are fundamental to my practice:
- The Healing Power of Nature – Naturopathic practitioners work to restore and support these inherent healing systems when they have broken down by using methods, foods and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.
- Vitality – Life force can be stimulated or suppressed.
- First Do No Harm – Naturopathic practitioners prefer non-invasive treatments that minimise the risks of harmful side effects.
- Find The Cause – Every illness has an underlying cause, often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habits of the individual.
- Doctor As Teacher – A principal objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasise self-responsibility for health. Naturopaths do this by empowering, motivating and informing the patient.
- Treat The Whole Person – Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. Naturopathic practitioners treat the whole person, taking all of these factors into account.
- Preventative Medicine – The naturopathic approach to health care can prevent minor illnesses from developing into more serious or chronic degenerative diseases.
- Establish Wellness – The primary goal of the naturopathic practitioner is to establish and maintain optimum health and to promote wellness.
So through my intense training and education as well as my own personal experiences I aim to support people from all walks of life to feel the best that they possibly can
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a qualified nutritional therapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of nutritional therapy. You can check whether a nutritional therapist is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register here. By choosing nutritional therapists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.
Andrea Burton is a qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and a registered Nutritionist. She is a member of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). This means that she is monitored, regulated and insured and you can be confident that you will receive expert and professional advice.