Naturopathic nutrition

What is it?

This is part of a broad field of health care that focuses on the foods you eat and how they affect your health and wellbeing. This approach recognises the role of food as medicine and that the nutritional needs of each person are different.

Why use it?

A diet tailored to your unique needs and your body’s specific requirements may help you achieve optimal health.

What to expect?

A naturopathic nutritionist develops a treatment plan that is focused on a diet of nutrient-rich food. You will be encouraged to avoid or limit artificial flavours and chemicals. You may also be prescribed specific herbs or supplements.

What is the evidence?

Clinical evidence supports the use of a healthy diet for good health.

This information was last reviewed in May 2018
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