Did you know that eating healthy fats can help you lose weight whilst diet foods can promote weight gain?
Also, did you know that eggs don’t actually raise cholesterol levels and an egg a day is ok?
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The Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (N.T.O.I.) today launch the nation’s first Nutritional Therapy Awareness Week. The awareness week, which takes place from the Monday 14th-Sunday 20th
NTOI are delighted to have Nutritional Therapist & Best Selling Author Elsa Jones on board as spokesperson for Nutritional Therapy Awareness week. Elsa is passionate about helping individuals to improve and safeguard their health through diet, commenting “We all know that prevention is better than cure, but many of us just don’t realise that our first line of defense against disease, starts with our dinner plate.”
Elsa continues,” I’m a big believer that ‘Good Food is Good Medicine’ and I see evidence of this every day through my consultancy work. Awareness and demand for Nutritional Therapy is growing by the day as more and more people are benefiting from this natural form of healthcare. So many health issues can benefit from nutritional therapy including weight problems, diabetes, low energy, digestive problems, high cholesterol, headaches, acne and infertility to name but a few.’
Some examples of nutritional fact that go against widely held public understanding, and that Nutritional Therapists are keen to share, include the below:
When real foods, like milk, cheese, butter and yoghurt, have been processed to remove their fat, they become less nutritious for the body often with additional sugars added for taste, and actually contribute to dysfunction. Hence, “Low Fat” products are not healthier!
Eating cholesterol does not result in overall higher cholesterol in the blood. Why? Because the body regulates the level of cholesterol in the blood regardless of how much you eat
Communication and updates:
Keep an eye out on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
The N.T.O.I community is also calling for anyone interested in getting involved to contact via our website http://www.ntoi.ie/
Details of your local events and a full list by area can be found at http://ntaw.ntoi.ie.
Find your nearest Nutritional Therapist also on http://www.ntoi.ie/
Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based approach to maximising one’s health potential through individually formulated nutritional and lifestyle changes. It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well-being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods and supplements for specific health conditions. Nutritional therapy treats the body as a whole while seeking the root source of health concerns, rather than simply treating the symptoms. It works on the basis that we are each individual in our make-up and therefore, ‘one size fits all’ models of eating (often based on outdated research) simply don’t work well for a lot of people.
N.T.O.I. is the professional association that represents qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland. N.T.O.I. members hold a minimum of a three year professional diploma in nutritional therapy from an accredited college and are trained in clinical practice. Practicing members are fully insured and must comply with annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.