Diet and nutrition are absolutely essential components of human health. They set our potential upper limit of health since the physical make-up of what we ingest determines our physiological state. It is also important to keep in mind the influence of attitude on not only our digestive system health, but on our overall condition.
Educating the patient to make sound dietary choices is the foundation of Naturopathic clinical nutrition.
The following topics are key components of an optimal diet and nutrition program:
macronutrient and micronutrient requirements
understanding how to read food labels
knowing how to deal with or avoid chemicals in food
choosing appropriate foods and food combinations
awareness of nutrient deficiencies and toxicities
implementing regular dietary cleanses safely
determining food sensitivities and allergies
nutritional supplement regimen specific to your health