Dietary counseling with a naturopath
Naturopathic Clinical Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine, an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions. Nutrition is a cornerstone of naturopathic healing. What we put into our mouths has a profound effect on our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. If you are looking for dietary counseling with a naturopath, then we recommend that you schedule an appointment at NEX Wellness today! In this blog, we share some common questions and answers regarding dietary counseling with a naturopath.
Is there a diet that is good for everyone to follow?
In keeping with the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine, naturopathic doctors look at each individual person to assess his or her nutritional status and dietary needs. There is not a “one-size fits all” diet, although there are certain general health-promoting guidelines that can be applied to most people.
What is the difference between diet and clinical nutrition?
Sometimes changing one’s diet can be enough to improve one’s health status. Other times it is necessary to supplement those dietary changes by providing nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and other co-factors. Clinical nutrition involves using vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help heal and prevent disease. Nutrients can be given as oral preparations, such as capsules or tablets, as well as in injectable forms, such as IV’s or intramuscular injections.
Can we get our vitamins and minerals from the food we eat?
With many patients, it is necessary to enhance nutritional status using targeted supplemental therapy. Some people require supplementation because of difficulties absorbing nutrients, lack of enzymes to properly digest and break down the foods, hereditary factors, or simply increased need for certain nutrients due to disease status. Other theories to explain the reduced nutrient content of our produce supply include declining quality of soil and increased use of pesticides and herbicides. Some research has indicated that organically grown crops possess higher nutrient content and that animals fed organically grown feed show better growth and reproduction.
For more information about dietary counseling with a naturopath and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to continue browsing through our NEX Wellness website. Click here to find our contact information or speak with a representative.
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