Nutritional medicine is based on the principle that nutrients are essential for the proper functioning of all the biochemical processes on which our bodies depend. Therefore, when treating conditions, symptoms, or diseases, we look for the underlying causes which, can be somewhat genetic, but are usually also associated with nutritional deficiencies and environmental factors.
Naturopathic medicine aims to assess diet, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices in order to determine if there is a need for support through the use of:
- Amino acids
Supplements are not meant to take the place of good food and nutrition; they are used to support the body in order to achieve optimal levels of certain nutrients we may be lacking. Having good diets and food is the long term goal. Naturopathic doctors can help you to achieve this long term goal by working with you to develop meal plans that work for you.