What is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner?

Nutritional Therapy Practitioners are holistic health educators who takes a functional approach to wellness. NTPs focus on the foundations of digestion & elimination, blood sugar regulation, fatty acid balance, mineral balance, and hydration. We recognize and address nutritional deficiencies and imbalances and base most suggestions on eating a properly prepared, nutrient-dense whole food diet.

Some people thrive eating oatmeal, some don’t. The popular Keto diet isn’t for everyone, neither is caffeine for that matter (don’t run!). Each person on this planet has a unique makeup from genetics and intolerances to preferences and habits. One size never fits all, bioindividuality is key for NTPs!

I chose to become an NTP through the Nutritional Therapy Association, which offers two programs. The NTP program is mostly online with the exception of 10 days of in person workshops. These workshops are PACKED with information and hands on learning. This is where we learn how to perform Functional Evaluations and Neurolingual Testing. When I saw the assigned reading for the program, I knew it was where I was meant to be, I already owned many of the books!

There is another program available for those who want to be Nutritional Therapy Consultants, which does not include the practitioner work of the Functional Evaluation or Neurolingual Testing or a course on supplementation for atheletes. It does though, have two courses called Culinary Healing. This was a TOUGH decision for me, I really loved the completely online NTC program. Ultimately, I knew that learning the Functional Evaluation would help my family and went that route.

To learn more visit the NTA’s site and maybe even take their free 7 day Nutritional Therapy online course!