• Amber Carver

What is Nutrition Therapy?

Nutritional therapy focuses on helping others achieve maximum wellness through investigation, assessment, food and mood journaling, motivational interviewing, all based on a foundation of whole foods. We focus on the six pillars for health: digestion, blood sugar regulation, fatty acid balance, nutrition, mineral balance, and hydration. These six pillars all work together in providing optimal health and wellness. When one is out of balance the rest of the body is impacted. Let’s take a sky view look at each pillar.

Photo Credit: Nutritional Therapy Association, NTA

Digestion. Digestion is all based on the idea that if we are not absorbing the nutrients we are taking in or digesting the foods we eat, then we are not getting the benefit of eating nutrient dense foods. Your digestion might be off if: you are experiencing bloat, your bowel movements are irregular, or you have heart burn.

Blood Sugar Regulation. When your blood sugar levels are stable they provide you with consistent energy and reduce stress on the body. Allowing you to say goodbye to energy crashes and finally be able to kick sugar to the curb. Your blood sugar might be off if: you have a hard time getting up and going, you experience fatigue, or you get hangry.

Fatty Acid Balance. Healthy fats are a huge source for stable energy, excellent brain function, balancing your hormones, and feeling full after meals. Did you know that if you aren’t getting enough of the right fats your body struggles to absorb minerals? Your fat intake may be off if: you lack energy, experience brain fog, or are hungry shortly after meals.

Mineral Balance. Minerals are your body’s spark plugs. They help your body have strong bones and balance out hormones. Your minerals may be off if: you experience cramping, fatigue, muscle spasms, or irregular cycles.

Hydration. Did you know that water makes up 60% of the body? Water is the key nutrient for our body. You may not be properly hydrated if: you are experiencing fatigue, joint pain, headaches, and overall poor body function.

Nutrition. Nutritional therapy is founded on the concept that real, nutrient dense, properly prepared whole foods, is fundamental for health and wellness. What we eat truly defines our health. Your nutrition may be off if: you are eating quick fix frozen meals or pre-made meals, you are consuming foods with multiple hard to pronounce ingredients, and your favorite vegetable is the French-fry.

Nutritional therapy is for you, if one of these things is off or all of them. If you are experiencing fatigue, not sure what it means to eat a nutrient dense whole foods diet, or if you just want to fine tune your health. Why does this matter? When our body isn’t functioning at an optimum level our life is not being lived to its fullest potential. While the symptoms listed above may be common, they aren’t normal!

If you're ready to elevate your life Click Here to schedule your appointment. Do you know someone who needs Nutritional Therapy? Share this post with them!


Virginia Beach, VA

Available for in-person as well as online & remote consulting.



  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

Legal Disclaimer: Nutritional Therapists are not doctors and we do not offer medical advice. The information provided in this website, social media platforms, presentations and private or group sessions should not be considered medical advice or therapy and is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any conditions, physical or otherwise. Information provided on this website has not been reviewed or approved by any federal, state, or local agency or healthcare group. Information provided on this website, other platforms, presentations or in private consultations with Integrative Counseling and Nutrition Consulting, LLC  should not be considered medical advice and does not take the place of one-on-one consultations with your medical professional.


Nutritional Therapy Practitioners™ are trained by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.® which provides a certification to students upon successful completion of course requirements. As a nutritional therapist, we are not regulated, licensed or certified by any state. Laws and regulations regarding certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state.

Affiliate Links: This website contains affiliate links. If you purchase something from one of our affiliate links, we may receive a percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. We have strict guidelines and high standards about what products or services we recommend and we only link to products that we truly believe in. Thank you in advance for clicking our links! Using our affiliate links helps support our work in providing the most up to date educational information on nutrition and wellness to you, for free.


Copyright: All content on ambercarver.com, unless otherwise noted and with the exception of stock photos, are our own original creations and may not be copied or republished without express written permission to do so. You are, however, welcome and encouraged to share links to articles, quote sections of our writings, share photos and recipes, or anything else you find interesting, on social media or other platforms. When doing so, you MUST use appropriate quotations and citations, and you must ALWAYS LINK to the appropriate page on the website and/or to the homepage. Thank you for responsibly and respectfully sharing this important information about health, wellness, and nutrition, provided by Integrative Counseling and Nutrition Consulting, LLC.


website by Tianna Yentzer, LLC