WHY FOOD ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH!!….the truth about nutritional medicine

As a trained Clinical Nutritionist, I am always on the lookout for possible nutritional  deficiencies that may have an adverse effect on how you are feeling.

The human diet has evolved to enormous consumption of processed foods, refined and containing chemicals, pesticides, artificial components, many of which I cannot say, let alone understand unless I look it up on the internet!!

I have a basic rule of thumb, if there is ingredients in the food that I cannot pronounce or do not know, I steer away!!  In addition, much research has been published regarding the deficiency of our soils in basic minerals, such as selenium, vital for Thyroid health, amongst other things.

Nutritional medicine is a natural approach to healthcare aimed at achieving optimal health but also to help prevent illness.  The type of food consumed, environmental and lifestyle stresses may lead to nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that may result in unexpected health problems

So next time you wonder why a practitioner recommends supplements in your diet you may think differently.