(Last Updated on : 20/12/2016)
Nutrition and Naturopathy
stresses the use of whole and organic foods
as medicine. This is an integral concept of healing in many indigenous heath issues. Nutrition in Naturopathy focuses on the importance of detoxification and cleansing, as only fully functioning organs are able to absorb and utilize nutrients at their optimum.
Nutrition and Naturopathy focuses on:
Food as medicine
Detoxification and cleansing
Looking at the constitution of a patient
Supplements, biochemistry, laboratory tests
Optimum diets for the individual and food combination
Role of Nutrition in Naturopathy
The role of Nutrition in Naturopathy is to promote health and restore well-being through appropriate nourishment through dietary prescriptions and nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals and other dietary herbs.
Throughout the entire life cycle, from preconception to senior years, food choices one make on a day to day basis can have a direct impact on the health, by increasing the susceptibility to disease, potentially reducing physical and mental development, and immunity.
Food is a source of nourishment. Our bodies use food to provide our cells with essential nutrients and fuel for energy, growth and repair. The right food choices aid the transportation of vital nutrients into the blood and cells. Absorption of the nutrients from a healthy eating regime gives one the best opportunity to maximize wellbeing.