Nutrition used to be an integral part of conventional medicine, and it still should be

Doctors used to use nutrition and diet therapy alongside drugs to treat disease, and benefit their patients. Unfortunately, at present, diet and nutritional supplementation therapy has been relegated to “alternative” or “complementary” treatments. The truth is that diet and nutritional therapy is an integral part of evidence based medicine, and it should be treated so. Currently drugs have largely replaced nutritional and diet therapy in most aspects. This has limited our choice of evidence based and effective treatments to manage our health. The Diet Therapy Clinic exists to help put this right.

The truth is that when nutrition and diet therapy are used alongside conventional medicine, significant improvements to health can be achieved, and sometimes certain drug therapies can be reduced or stopped **. For example, in some cases it is possible to put type 2 diabetes into remission through dietary intervention alone, without the use of a single drug*. The scientific evidence and the case studies are there, yet still few healthcare providers are using this to improve the health of others.

The Diet Therapy Clinic exists to help reinstate diet and nutritional therapy to its rightful place in modern medicine. The Diet Therapy Clinic is a dietitian led virtual/remote based consultancy service led by a UK Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered dietitian. Individual remote consultations, educational seminars, and corporate health education events are all services offered.

The Diet Therapy Clinic does not seek to replace modern medicine and drug therapy, but rather to work alongside modern medicine and drug therapy to offer people more choice and interventions to improve their health, and treat specific conditions. These include: Type 2 diabetes (including remission), long-term weight loss, hypertension (high blood pressure), polycystic ovary syndrome, ME & chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer prevention & survivorship, iron deficiency, respiratory health, subclinical thyroid disorders, and fibrocystic breast disease. All of these conditions can be greatly improved or treated with specialist dietary or nutritional therapy interventions, such as: intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, lower carbohydrate eating, very low calorie diets, other dietary interventions to treat insulin resistance, iodine therapy, and vitamin K2 & D2 therapy.

* Lean MEJ, Leslie WS et al, (2019), Durability of a primary care-led weight-management intervention for remission of type 2 diabetes: 2-year results of the DiRECT open-label, cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrionogy. 7(5):344-355.

** Drug treatment should only be reduced or stopped under the medical advice of an appropriately qualified physician.