Integrative medicine is an approach to healthcare that seeks to combine the best of conventional Western medicine with the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Nutrition is one of the key components of integrative medicine, as the foods we eat play a critical role in maintaining overall health and wellness.
One of the core principles of Eat By design is the use of whole-person, which looks at an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being to determine the most appropriate approach to nutrition.
Nutrition is often considered as one of the cornerstones of this holistic interactive approach as it is thought to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.
A Nutrition therapy practitioner can be used in a variety of ways to support integrative medicine protocols. For example, dietary interventions may be used to help manage the symptoms of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Additionally, nutrition may be used as a complementary therapy to help reduce the side effects of conventional treatments.
Nutrition plays an important role in the overall healthcare management strategy, involving the right balance of nutrients, and correct quantity to support optimal functioning of the body. Nutritional guidance may also be done to help individuals learn to make healthier food choices and build sustainable eating habits. The use of supplements and functional foods may also be recommended by Nutrition therapy practitioner in certain cases where specific nutrients deficiencies are identified to support healing and recovery.
Overall, the goal of Eat By Design is to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to over all wellness that support healthcare and wellness.
One that addresses the needs of the whole person and allows you to be an active participant in your own healing process. Nutrition is an essential part of this approach, as it can play a powerful role in preventing and treating disease and promoting overall health and well-being. Going beyond the scale and educating patients the foundations of eat by design.