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Clinical Nutrition and Therapeutic Diets

It does matter what fuel we choose!

What is clinical nutrition?

Nutrition and the therapeutic use of food is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine.  A naturopathic physician is trained to understand the impact that diet has on one’s health.  Food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances can have a significant impact on one’s functioning and identifying them can empower a person to make headway towards health.  Addressing nutritional deficiencies or insufficiencies is another aspect of clinical nutrition for which naturopathic physicians are specially trained.

The misbelief in medicine that “diet doesn’t count” has been disproven time and time again, especially once misinformation and myths have been corrected.  For example, the mathematical “calories in – calories out” model of weight management just doesn’t work for everyone because there are so many facets influencing metabolism.  A good weight management plan should address hormones, circulation rhythm, digestion efficiency, metabolic imbalances, emotional disturbances and immune system irregularities.  Basic dietary principles may need to merge with orthomolecular principles to achieve the best benefit for the individual.  Dr. Macart has many years of experience in using nutrition clinically for remarkable recovery, weight normalization and performance enhancement.

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