Modern Naturopathy is a health and wellness practice based in East Sussex, UK, specialising in nutritional therapy.
Rebecca Tanyar-Mead DipCNM mBANT mCNHC is a UK registered, accredited Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath, who has also completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice modules with the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), and is an IFM member.
What exactly is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health and personalised care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their general health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
What is a Naturopath?
A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies, using long practised methods such as nutrition, water, fasting and exercise, but also includes other approved natural healing practices. Modern Naturopathy uses homeopathy, aromatherapy, mycotherapy and herbal medicine as adjunct modalities where appropriate.
What is Functional Medicine?
This is, simply put, the joining of two worlds – the allopathic and naturopathic medicines. Functional medicine combines time-honoured practices of diet and lifestyle medicine with evidence based science and functional testing, getting to the root cause, often faster and more comprehensively. Defined by the Institute of Functional Medicine as “…an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and evaluating the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”