Diet and Nutrition
Understanding the crossroads of diet and disease, and the role of nutrition in both the creation and elimination of disease, is both practical and instructing. It is practical in the way that it is the most powerful clinical tool in preventing and treating disease. It is instructive because food plays a key role in every biological process in our body. That being said it is interesting that today’s current diet is the main agent of chronic degenerative disease in our time, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, etc. However, when clinical nutrition is used by a trained physician it has the ability to prevent, reverse and even cure these diseases.
One major problem with our food supply today is that it is not nutrient dense like it was 50 to 75 years ago. The second major problem is that we consume way more toxins today then ever before. What does this mean to you? It means that the foods we eat that eliminate these toxins cannot keep up with the amount of toxins you are taking in causing your body to degenerate faster. One solution is to eat pure organic foods in their raw state if possible – but, even doing this may not be enough. This leads us to something called nutriceuticals: high dose vitamins, minerals and herb therapies that are specifically designed to target the promotion of specific biological processes in your body. Thereby supporting and stimulating the processes needed to repair your body and support your body in the fight against disease.
In my years of clinical experience I have seen very few, if any, people eat their way out of a disease. What I mean by this is that one can maintain and support their current health or lack of health status. If one wishes to improve their health or support their bodies fight against a disease, they need to implore nutraceuticals. The combination of which can be extremely potent. I have seen miracles modern western medicine could only dream about when one assumes healing power of the human body.
It is extremely important to also understand that one person’s poison may be another one’s medicine. There have been countless times, I have had patients complain about constipation and their primary physician is telling them to eat more fiber and grains, causing the condition to worsen. What the doctor didn’t take into consideration is that everyone has a biochemical uniqueness and this person had a food intolerance or even allergy to wheat/gluten and was the very reason they were constipated in the first place. So, although this may be good advice for some it was terrible advice for another. There are some very simple and inexpensive tests that we offer our office that can diagnose many of these common food sensitivities/food intolerances.
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