5 Foundations of Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional therapy uses a holistic approach to addressing what is referred to as the foundations of health.
We focus on restoring good health through a nutrient dense, whole food, properly prepared diet as well as providing the necessary supplementation recommendations to balance body chemistry and correct deficiencies. These are the primary nutritional foundations that are addressed in nutritional therapy:
Digestions is such a critical component to balanced health. The modern diet has caused a myriad of digestive issues which most people are not aware that these symptoms are digestive related.
Stabilized blood sugar regulation is an absolute critical component to good health. What goes up must come down. Major blood sugar spikes create instability in the body, it is more natural that we have a calm even level of blood sugar that does not go too high and does not fall too low.
The human body is made up of about 60% water. Many functions of the body require water even. Not having enough water can affect many important processes in the body. In order to actually absorb hydration there needs to be electrolytes as well. We can drink all the water in the world but we need to actually absorb it.
Fatty Acid Balance
The brain is made up of 30 percent fat. The heart is made up of fat. The human body and brain need, good healthy fat balance. Healthy fats help maintain healthy hormone status, optimal brain function and a feeling of satisfaction. A few examples of healthy fats are butter, lard, and extra virgin olive oil. Fatty acids are also a critical component to management of inflammation. Healthy sources of fat are a must!
The connection between food and health is a core element of being healthy. Eating a nutrient-dense, properly prepared, whole foods diet is a straightforward less complicated and effective way to transforming an individual’s health.