Nutrition therapy, health, and wellness are intricately linked. Food provides us with the energy and vital nutrients necessary to remain healthy and help us recover in times of illness.
In order to be able to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, prevent and reduce the risk of diseases, and improve your overall health, it is important to become knowledgeable about the foods we eat and the different ways those foods affect our bodies.
In our modern world, with mass-production of food and some questionable farming practices, our soils have become depleted in many minerals. This means that many fruits and vegetables we consume are nutrient-poor. As a result, although we may be eating a healthy diet, we may still be lacking in nutrients. This eventually leads to deficiencies and disease.
Unfortunately, the food industry uses many preservatives, artificial colourants, additives, and chemicals in order to enhance the appearance, flavour, and shelf life of food we eat. These chemicals can contribute to toxicity and be a causative factor in food intolerances, allergies, poor health and behavioural problems. That is why, when a patient presents with food and digestive issues, I always assess their diet and lifestyle.
As part of your consultation, I carefully analyse your nutritional intake to identify possible deficiencies or excesses as well as in-clinic vitamin and mineral testing that may be contributing to your symptoms or hindering your ability to achieve optimal health. I then provide an individualised therapy plan to improve your health and wellbeing. I recommend, and educate you how to obtain all the nutrients required, in the correct quantities and proportions.
Nutrition therapy as part of Naturopathy is useful for many health conditions!