Eating is known to be one of life’s greatest pleasures, yet what we eat, when we eat and why we eat can affect our health. Therefore, eating the correct foods can harness the healing power for a number of chronic health conditions.
Food is the core treatment in all Traditional Medicine Systems today. As modern medicine shows, there is a growing realisation that nutrition is the key to helping – and healing – certain conditions. Modern medicine has also shown that the introduction of processed food in our daily diets has resulted in the increase of cancer and heart disease.
Taking food suited to our physiology is not only a preventative measure but a specific diet can further actively treat an illness. An increasing amount of scientific studies have now verified the original findings of Traditional Medicine that food is medicine when properly consumed.
A knowledgeable integrative CAM practitioner needs to understand the biochemistry, physiological and any emotional aspects related to the pathogenesis of disease. Therefore, the dietary and lifestyle advice is more sophisticated than that offered by many conventional dieticians and nutritionists.