Nutritional Therapists of Ireland
NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland) is the professional organisation representing qualified Nutritional Therapists in Ireland.
The organisation is independently run through its membership.
The NTOI is a registered non profit company with no capital and has a minimum of 3 directors at any time. One of the directives of the board is to ensure that the professional status of NTOI registered Nutritional Therapists is formally recognised in Ireland.
A qualified registered Nutritional Therapist is someone who holds a minimum 3 year diploma in Nutritional Therapy and is trained in basic biochemistry, physiology and pathology as well as 200 hours supervised clinical practice. As such, a Nutritional Therapist is qualified to work in private practice and see clients on a one to one or group basis. They are fully insured and must comply with the NTOI requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Code of Professional Ethics & Practice.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition and health science to enable individuals to optimise their health potential.
It is client centered and a systems base biology approach that focuses on finding the root cause of ill health.
Nutritional Therapy may help to alleviate a wide range of conditions and support recovery using food and – where appropriate – dietary supplements.
It is intended to compliment medicine and to support your medical practitioners diagonosis and treatment plan. Dietary changes may be made under the supervision of a medical doctor.
It promotes the benefits of good, wholesome, unprocessed foods for optimal well being, as well as the therapeutic effects of particular foods for specific health conditions.
Code of Ethics & Practice
Here you will find our Code of Ethics which all members of NTOI must abide by
The organisation is run by volunteers from the membership who form the General Committee.
Specific sub-committees oversee CPD and membership as well as special NTOI events.