A Personal Approach
Nutritional medicine is a holistic approach to the interactions of both nutrition and environment on human health. Nutrients are the building blocks of our physical body. When the body is supplied with the correct balance of foods, vitamins and minerals we remain healthy. All humans are unique in terms of biochemistry, metabolism, anatomy and genetics. Our internal environment differs in gut flora, integrity of the intestinal wall and the immune system. All of these affect our ability to process foods, absorb nutrients and detoxify and expel wastes.
When assessing nutritional status we need to include the impact of the external environmental factors. These include exposure to toxicity from heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, synthetic chemicals including pharmaceutical and recreational drugs. In addition, food additives, flavorings and colorings or particular foods themselves may lead to sensitivities, allergies and intolerances. Chronic parasitic, fungal, bacterial and viral infections can disturb our internal environment. Poor sleep and psycho-social stresses also affect and our ability to cope effectively and impact on our health.
Nutrition plays an important role in virtually every medical condition. It follows that correcting nutritional imbalances is fundamental to the prevention and treatment of many common conditions.
What are Nutrients?
Nutrients act on many different levels and are involved in all bodily functions and processes. They provide the basic materials we require to sustain life. They include macro nutrients like protein, fat and carbohydrates and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fats, enzymes, hydrocarbons and water
Nutritional Medicine combines food as medicine traditions and dietary therapy with recent scientific advances in nutritional biochemistry and therapeutics. We view food, diet and nutritional supplements from the perspective of their therapeutic potential. We provide dietary advice to our clients and prescribe nutritional supplements, to assist in the treatment of a broad range of health conditions.
For a Better Tomorrow
Naturopathy is a form of healthcare that combines modern treatment with traditional methods. It includes alternative, natural therapies to modern medicine.
Naturopathy focuses on trusted source:
The body’s capacity to heal itself
Preventing health problems
A personal responsibility to optimize health
Naturopathic treatment plans focus on education and prevention. They often emphasis diet, exercise, and stress management.
Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person, not just the affected area. Sometimes this may mean relying on supplementation and herbal medicine for treatment, but we strive to use natural options that are the least invasive as the primary option.
Naturopathy can alleviate a wide range of conditions and is suitable for all ages. Some of the more common conditions, which we can help with, include fatigue, stress related ailments, digestive problems and hormonal imbalances. However, you do not need to be unwell to benefit from Naturopathy. Naturopathic treatments boost the body's natural healing potential, restoring harmony and preventing disease.