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Naturopathy and Osteopathy go hand in hand, see man as a whole being, and his health as a product of his physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state. They believe that the body has the capacity to heal itself given the right circumstances, and will focus on proper nutrition and the use of natural treatments, to help the body achieve balance and thus wellness.
‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food’. So said one of the earliest Naturopaths, Hippocrates, who lived around 400BC. This, in a nutshell is what naturopathic nutrition is all about, using whole foods to nourish our bodies and provide it with the essential nutrients we need to stay healthy.
By understanding the physiological and biochemical processes of the body and the nutrients we need to ensure they happen effectively, we really CAN begin to use our food as a medicine.
Part of a nutritionist’s role is to empower their clients to take control of their own health, through an understanding of the impact of what they ingest, on their body. Its about prevention of disease, but more often it’s the last point of call after a long journey with allopathic medicine. Either way, good nutrition could help you to achieve balance and health, if you are prepared to embrace some positive lifestyle changes.