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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Hubbard NTP

Understanding Nutritional Therapy from a Nutritional Therapy Pracitioner

Updated: Sep 19, 2018

One main question I recieve the most is how am I different from a Dietition and a Nutritionist? I hope I am able to answer that question below.

What is a NTP?

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. We work with the foundations of the body; Digestion, Blood Sugar, Fatty Acids, Minerals, Diet, and one of the most important, Hydration. Each foundation effects each other.

A NTP understands that every person has a specific genetic, ancestral, and geographic makeup that determines our very own unique nutritional and supplement needs. We understand that disease is complex, and by taking a holistic approach we focus on your bio-individualism.

What works for you may not work for others. Our food choices and lifestyle have a dramatic effect on our bodies inflammation and allergic tension. We create deficiencies within ourselves through habits and daily routines. How many cups of coffee did you have? How much is to much? How do you properly stay in control? I offer a variety of services. Through my practice I help and assist the natural healing process of the body in order to avoid and/or eliminate allergies, fatigue, digestive issues, weight gain or loss, skin issues, and many other ailments that may lead to chronic illness and disease.

Everything about our body involves team work. Digestion has to be working in order to properly break down fats. Fats are needed for hormonal communication from cell to cell connections and are critical for our entire endocrine system. Water (hydration) depends on electrolytes (minerals) for proper absorption and makes up 60% of our total body mass. Our body only produces 8% of water, the rest must be from an outside source.

A diet low or high in efficent fatty acids will have an impaired effect on the bodies ability to inflame and anti-inflame. A healthy diet contains a proper dose of Omega 3's and 6's. Our bodies require balance in order to avoid a cascade of unhealthy events that could accure.

I want to help others create and mold a new relationship with all kinds of food. 80% of your immune system is located in your gut. What you feed your gut allows yourself to meander through life. It allows you to live and grow. Think clearer and smarter. It is what makes you strong, it is what makes simply put, you.

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