Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs.
Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity. Our nutritionist can also help to assist in our recovery from disease and chronic illness. What we put into our bodies has a great effect on our overall health and well being.
Today, nutritionists have a wide knowledge of the role of nutrients in health and disease. We know that people need many different nutrients if they are to maintain health and reduce the risk of diet-related diseases. The amount of each nutrient needed is called the nutritional requirement. These are different for each nutrient and also vary between individuals and life stages, e.g. women of childbearing age need more iron than men.
We have an in house nutritionist/functional medicine practitioner who has a wealth of experience covering medical issues such as; digestion, obesity, tiredness, irritable bowel syndrome and many others in both adult and children.