What is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner or NTP is certified by the The Nutritional Therapy Association and will have gone through a comprehensive program that covers a variety of modules from in-depth anatomy and physiology, to organ systems, how each system impacts the other, the signs and symptoms that commonly manifest in these systems, and how these issues are primarily caused by our conflict between how we eat in a modern culture versus how we were designed to eat.
We were designed to eat, move and live as our hunter-gatherer ancestors did. Genetically and cellularly, we are 99% the same. Our sedentary lives and lack of natural eating habits and patterns have created epidemic deficiencies.
Additionally, NTPs are trained in a Functional Evaluation element as part of the program. This is where the practitioner lightly palpates specific organs and systems to test for sensitivities and deficiencies. They then progress into testing specific nutrients and foods to determine which elements the client responds to on a bio-individual level. Each element of an NTP's work and recommendations are specifically tailored to what that very individual client needs most. There are no generic, one-size-fits-all plans! This is a fun, efficient, effective and fascinating process that removes the guesswork of conventional supplementation programs.