There’s no doubting it–modern life is crazy and stressful and puts all sorts of pressure on our bodies.
Combine that with a diet full of the toxins that we regularly find in our food, it’s no surprise that fatigue,
digestive problems, skin conditions, and autoimmune diseases are becoming increasingly commonplace.
This is where nutritional therapy comes in.
A combination of diet and lifestyle changes can alleviate symptoms and improve overall well being
in ways conventional medicine might not.
Success stories abound and you can find advocates in even the most unexpected walks of life.
A therapist will go through your medical history and work out a meal plan that targets your
main complaint but you’ll probably find yourself feeling better in general due to all the positive
changes you make.
“A combination of diet and lifestyle
changes can alleviate symptoms
and improve overall well being
in ways conventional medicine
Fatigue is one of the most common complaints that medical practitioners hear nowadays.
And what do we do when we’re tired?
We reach for a coffee or something sweet (and full of refined sugar) for a fix.
We survive for about 20 minutes before we crash and need more.
To beat fatigue, break this cycle!
Nutritional therapy suggests that breakfast should include carbohydrates for energy and
protein for endurance so get those bagels and cheese ready.
Throughout the day, continue stocking up on starchy carbs so your body is constantly
You don’t have any peaks but neither do you have troughs.
Overall, you feel more energetic and ready to deal with what life throws at you.
And something that life throws at a lot of us is acne.
It plagues around 80% of us at some point.
Sure, you can use topical creams, but the underlying problem is still there.
A nutritional therapist is likely to recommend that you try cutting out dairy to reduce the inflammation
that aggravates acne.
In fact, if you want to go the whole hog, a vegan diet with lots of kidney beans, walnuts, and chickpeas
will give you enough zinc, Omega 3, and vitamin E to really help fight breakouts, not to mention all
An area where holistic approaches really come into their own is in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
These are much more complicated to treat using conventional medicines because the side effects of one
medication often exacerbate other symptoms and you end up taking extra pills to keep everything
Medications are essential for some conditions so it’s not recommended to rely solely on nutritional
means to keep symptoms in check but depending on the condition you have, some simple changes
complement treatment, making your condition more manageable.
Remember: you are what you eat.
And nutritional therapy can help you feel as fresh as the food at the farmer’s market.
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