The well-known saying “We are what we eat” is a reminder that the foods we eat are the building blocks for every cell in the body and provide the tools the body needs to carry out all of it’s biochemical processes. Therefore nutrition is essential for optimum health and it’s importance can not be overestimated.
In a naturopathic consultation, dietary assessment is a fundamental part of the diagnostic process. Dietary analysis involves recording the dietary habits of the client and making an an assessment of which nutrients are in excess or deficiency.
After observing the client’s eating patterns, dietary advice is given to optimise health. Alison offers practical ways to make profound changes in the diet which will help prevent specific nutrient deficiencies, improve energy and vitality, promote a healthy weight range and help prevent chronic diseases.
As well as good healthy choices of food, vitamin and mineral supplementation may also be recommended to assist in optimal health.