The Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) teaches Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (NTPs) to address nutrition from a holistic perspective. NTA is founded on the philosophy that “the myriad of health problems plaguing modern society result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition.”
As a student, one learns about the disastrous effects of the modern diet and how to support the body as it heals from the negative consequences of the standard American diet (SAD). This is achieved by focusing on the importance of eating a properly prepared, whole food, nutrient dense, and balanced diet. NTA believes in and teaches the concept of bio-individuality, meaning everyone comes from a different ancestral background and there is no one perfect diet.
The teachings of Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis A. Pottenger are valued by the NTA, as they encourage looking at our ancestral roots and their whole food diets as an example to how we should be eating.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioners use various tools and techniques to assess and address nutritional imbalances within the body. NTPs are trained to support and work alongside other doctors and healthcare professionals to aid in the restoration of balance and achievement of optimal health for all individuals.