Food as Medicine

Explore the Healing Properties of Food


Eating a nutrient-dense, whole foods diet can help bolster the body's natural defense system and guard against metabolic imbalances. When we're well nourished and our body systems are in balance we feel strong, healthy and energetic.

 

Sometimes our bodies can react to foods in unpredictable ways. Modifying the diet and evaluating the need for supplementation is a non-invasive approach that can be very effective for addressing a variety of chronic conditions such as:

 

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Autoimmune diseases

 

Guidance for Therapeutic Diets
Michelle and the team of naturopaths she works with can provide guidance for a number of therapeutic diets that can be beneficial for chronic conditions. Use the chart below to see if you could benefit from a customized therapeutic nutrition plan.

 

Symptoms or Conditions

Therapeutic Food Plan

Blood sugar imbalance, metabolic syndrome, difficulty losing weight, high cholesterol, high triglycerides

Low-glycemic load diet - a food plan consists of nutrient dense and high fiber foods that help stabilize blood sugar.

Digestive issues, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, chronic congestion, headaches, mood swings, skin issues

Elimination diet or detoxification diet - a 3-7 week program that focuses on eliminating problematic foods and providing nutrients to help the body rid itself of toxins.

Chronic antibiotic use, recurring yeast infections, fatigue, depression, gas, bloating, digestive issues.

Anti-Candida diet - a food plan for people with Candida (yeast) overgrowth. This low-sugar diet helps starve off the yeast. 

 

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