Diet and Nutrition
Essential to a Healthy Life
Let food be your medicine.
There is not any one medication out there that can compete with a healthy diet and lifestyle. The NS LIFE diet is designed to be more than just a fad or a crash diet. It is a unique program founded on the precepts of naturopathic medicine to be used for helping prevent chronic disease, control inflammation, discover food allergies and sensitivities, and overall lead to a long and healthy life.
The 6 principles of naturopathic medicine are an intricate part of this approach; they are:
Vis medicatrix naturae: the healing power of nature - trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself; when you give the body the nutrients and the healthy clean foods it needs along with proper hydration the body can do its job.
Tolle causum: identify and treat the causes - look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause: why do we eat? socially? emotionally? is the food you are eating making you sick, maybe you are gluten sensitive or allergic to dairy?
Primum non nocere: first do no harm - utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies when possible. The LIFE diet is designed to be incorporated as a dynamic part of your lifestyle and the best way to prevent disease.
Docere: doctor as teacher - at Naturopathic Specialists, we hold this precept in high regard as we educate patients in the steps necessary to achieve and maintain health. We believe it is our job to guide you and be part of your journey towards health. Each step of the way in the LIFE diet you will be guided and educated about food, lifestyle and healthy choices.
Tolle totum: treat the whole person - view the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions. Since all of the bodily systems are inter-connected, poor digestion, for example, could actually affect hormones and sleep.
Praevenire: prevention - focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention. Prevention is the best cure: small changes made today can create realized benefits tomorrow; the best place to start is with what you put into your body every day.
Starting the NS Life Diet program is an individualized process. No two people are alike and each person is at different points along the health continuum. What works for one person may not work as well for another. NS physicians recognize this. NS physicians can determine your personalized body composition so the NS Life diet can be fitted to you and your health needs.
The Life Diet comes with a workbook that is designed to guide you through the discovery process of what foods are good for you and what could be working against you. This workbook, combined with physician guidance will enable you to make the transition into a healthier life. Call today to get on your path to wellness.
Interested getting more information on the NS Life Diet and how it can work for you?
Call 480-990-1111 for a free 10 minute phone consultation with one of our physicians to see how the NS diet can work for you.