What is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner or NTP?

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ (NTP) is certified to practice by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.® (NTA) based in Olympia, Washington. NTP’s are trained to evaluate a client’s nutritional needs, support normal function, and identify nutritional deficiencies.

NTP’s work from a “foundational” and “bio-individual” perspective.

The Six Foundations are:

  • Properly-prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food Diet
  • Digestion
  • Fatty Acid Balance
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Mineral Balance
  • Hydration

NTP’s utilize numerous tools in order to uncover each clients nutritional needs in order to restore balance to the “Foundations”. These tools include: an in-depth client interview, health and lifestyle questionnaires and quizzes, analysis of food journals, and a hands-on functional evaluation appointment utilizing reflex points and lingual-neuro testing.

As an NTP, it is my goal to educate my clients on how to listen to their body’s signals and to empower them in supporting their body’s with delicious, nourishing foods that are right for their unique needs.

With the findings from the assessment tools above, I focus on nutritionally supporting the strengths and weaknesses in the following (but not limited to) areas*:

  • Digestive Health
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Sugar Handling
  • Endocrine Health (adrenal & thyroid)
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Immune Heath

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is not trained to provide medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical or pathological condition, illness, injury or disease. No recommendation or comment made by a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ should be construed as being medical advice or diagnosis.