Naturopathic Medicine ~ Nutrition ~ Herbal Medicine

Nutrition

There is a growing appreciation of the role of diet in determining our health and well-being. Good nutrition is the cornerstone of health, including physical, mental and emotional health. Increasingly scientific studies have found associations between diet and illness/health.

It is well established that poor food choices can lead to a variety of deficiencies and chronic conditions and similarly, that healthy dietary practices and specific foods can both increase energy and well-being and prevent a wide variety of chronic illnesses.

There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of food and nutritional supplements in the maintenance of good health and in the prevention and treatment of disease. These include commonly known foods such as avocados, blueberries and walnuts as well as highly nutritionally-dense foods known as “superfoods” including acai berries, maqui berries, blue/green algae, cocao, camu camu and pomegranate.

It is also becoming more apparent that due to environmental and chemical pollutants, increasingly stressful lifestyles and genetic polymorphisms many individuals may not be getting adequate vitamins, minerals and other trace elements in their diets despite adequate food intake.

Madeleine will assist you in identifying dietary inadequacies and provide recommendations to address these through dietary modification and supplementation if necessary.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates