Naturopathic Medicine and Personalized Diets
I recently released an article, Five Reasons Why Essential Oils & Naturopathic Medicine Are a Perfect Duo. It explained how my love of essential oils merges with all the philosophies of naturopathic medicine. As a naturopathic doctor, one of the most precious naturopathic medicine principles to me is to address the whole person using an individualized treatment approach. The same holds true with food.
In my latest article, I discuss using food as medicine and that, as a naturopathic and functional medicine doctor, I recognize that everyone has different dietary needs. This is based on the concepts of personalized medicine and nutrigenomics. Centered on these aspects, I explore why it can be dangerous to approach nutrition using generalized diets.
This is the first post in my series. It will explore:
- How food can be used to address physical and mental health
- How genetic variances in certain enzymes influence how one will respond to various dietary components
- Why there is no one-size-fits-all approach for nourishment
- The dangers of trading dietary adherence for social relationships
- A holistic, balanced approach to food for the holidays and into the new year
With the holidays literally around the corner, preparation is in full gear. Throughout the past few months, I have been providing tips for you to navigate through the season more calmly.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.