“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to become much more than what we are.” —Adelle Davis
Our philosophy centers around the idea that we can make the world a better, healthier place through a holistic and individualized approach to nutrition and lifestyle. We believe that many of modern society’s health problems result from dysfunction and imbalances in the body’s physiological foundations, which include:
Whole, thoughtfully prepared, foods are a source of joy and nourish the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Adequate, quality sleep is essential for optimal physiological and cognitive function.
We cannot always control our stressors, but managing our response to stress has profoundly positive physical and mental impacts on health.
What we eat has little impact if we can’t digest and absorb the nutrients. Proper digestive function is essential for the health of every cell and system.
Blood Sugar Regulation
From energy balance, metabolism, and inflammation to hormone production and mental health, blood sugar regulation is crucial to maintaining wellness.
Our approach is grounded in bio-individuality, meaning we do not take a “one size fits all” approach to nutrition, but instead address each client differently, according to their unique needs. Nutritional Therapy is holistic in nature, which means the aim is to address and support the whole body rather than focusing on individual parts.
NTPs aim to support the entire body as a network of systems rather than just addressing specific symptoms. NTPs utilize specific tools for assessing the body’s nutritional imbalances and address these through diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
Our practitioners work to help each client find the right types of whole foods that will restore balance and enhance their health. They teach the importance of following a thoughtfully prepared, nutrient-dense diet, rich in whole foods that are delicious, nourish our bodies, and restore good health.
We also honor the body’s innate intelligence and its incredible capacity to restore, regenerate, and correct itself – when given support through nutritional therapy, lifestyle modifications, and patience.
“ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.” — HELEN KELLER
Although doctors and other wellness-focused practitioners appreciate the importance of proper diet and nutritional supplementation, it’s often difficult for them to spend time conducting the proper evaluation and counseling necessary to support optimal healing. NTPs can work alongside these practitioners either in-office or in private practice to support the doctors’ diagnosis and treatment plan.
At the NTA, we believe that all nutrition schools play for the same team in that we are all seeking to fill the need for health and wellness education. We encourage our graduates to attend additional certification programs to broaden their scope of practice or specialize in a specific area.
Abundant training options only help to legitimize the work of all organizations within the health and wellness space. Given today’s health landscape, we have an ever-increasing need for trained nutrition professionals. The NTA welcomes and actively seeks partnerships with other training, certification, and academic programs.