Nutritional Disorders

A nutritional disorder is chronic malnutrition as a result of which the body no longer has the essential ingredients it needs for full health. It can also take the form of obesity which can be a result of over-eating.

Industrial influences

Today's world is full of contaminants, pollution and artificial products. Food produced in factories cannot replace the nutritional benefits of a natural, healthy diet combined with physical exercise and supplementation where necessary.


Some of the symptoms of under-nutrition include fatigue, headaches, low blood pressure, weakening of muscles and joints, and an inability to work efficiently. A chronic under-nutrition syndrome can cause anaemia, which may also affect blood cell counts, i.e. - only usually the haemoglobin that is responsible for oxidizing your food into energy.


Nutrition therapy is a programme of supplementary diet intake prescribed by a nutrition therapist. It only usually aims to re-establish metabolic balance in the body. A large part of the treatment includes undoing any damage sustained, and then in helping the patient to move towards a healthier lifestyle in the long term.

Nutritional disorders can arise from both the under- and over-consumption of food.

A healthy diet and the right supplements can help undo the damage.