Naturopathic nutritionist starts at Umina
An accredited nutritionist has been introduced at a local health centre to offer naturopathic nutrition to its clients.
Umina Chiropractic Centre has welcomed a new practitioner, Ms Bettina Lucini, an ATMS accredited nutritionist.
Ms Lucini recently finished her nutritional studies at Nature Care College in Sydney and offers naturopathic nutritional advice and guidance.
Naturopathic nutrition looks at underlying issues and treatment plans are gentle, non-invasive and effective, according to Ms Lucini.
She said her aim was to educate and empower her clients by motivating them to take on more personal responsibility for their health.
"It is much more effective to teach than to treat patients," she said.
"The chiropractors in this practice have noticed that many distortion pattern of the frame occur because of poor nutrition.
"For example, low iron can lead to poor oxygenation of the muscle tissue which may lead to muscle spasm and problems with the joints that the muscles attach to.
"There are many reasons why we should pay attention to what we eat.
"The processed, low-variety foods many of us love to consume may be convenient, but they compromise our health.
"Especially when we are sick, we need to pay attention to what we eat, so that we can give our bodies all it needs to heal.
"You may even be able to prevent or improve chronic conditions by improving your diet."
Media release, 20 Jan 2017
Bettina Lucini, Umina Chiropractic Centre