What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy Buckhurst Hill


Food is a source of nourishment. Our bodies use food to provide our cells with essential nutrients and fuel for energy, growth and repair.

The body conducts metabolic processes whilst awake or asleep; protein, fats, fibre, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins are absorbed throughout our digestive system supplying nutrients that are essential. The right food choices aid the transportation of vital nutrients into the blood and cells ready for the demands we put our body through.

Absorption of the nutrients from a healthy/varied eating regime gives you the best opportunity to maximise wellbeing.

The World Health Organisation defines health as:

“A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”(1)

Throughout our entire life cycle, from pre-conception to senior years, food choices you make on a day to day basis can have a positive influence on your mood, mind-set and wellbeing. If undesired food choices are made consistently it can increase your susceptibility to disease, potentially reduce physical and mental development and reduce immunity.

Seeing a nutritionist can help you to consider what you are eating and make adjustments in relation to your body’s dietary needs.

Buying, preparing and eating food with your family was the norm years ago… Our lifestyles have changed dramatically in the last 30 years, Diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2 are on the increase. Scientific evidence has shown our food choices are having a negative effect on our health.

Our nutritionist Karen Harrison BSc, Dip CNM mBANT  at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre has many years experience helping clients to maximise their wellbeing.

For further details on Nutritional Therapy in Buckhurst Hill or to book an appointment with Karen, please email us using the contact page.


[1] Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of the World Health Organization, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948