Let food be thy medicineHippocrates
Clinical nutrition focuses on the use of food as a therapeutic modality. Proper nutrition plays a critical role in health maintenance & disease prevention. Personalized dietary recommendations are an essential part of any naturopathic treatment plan.
In addition to dietary recommendations, naturopathic doctors are well educated in the safe use of nutraceutical supplements. Supplements help individuals easily achieve therapeutic dosages of key nutrients that would otherwise be very difficult to obtain through diet alone.
Naturopathic doctors can also assess nutrient levels such as Vitamin D and iron through laboratory testing. Naturopaths are therefore able to identify and correct key nutritional deficiencies that might be contributing to your symptoms and health concerns.