The naturopathic approach to nutrition is truly amazing. There’s nothing new about the concept and application of nutritional healing. Hippocrates (460-377 BC), the Father of Medicine, said ”Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food”. In modern times, Dr Carl Pfeiffer, a pioneer in nutritional medicine, stated ”With an adequate intake of micronutrients most chronic diseases would not exist”.
We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that food is our source of energy; it promotes our well-being, and the balance of the mind and our general health. Not only can an ‘inappropriate’ diet disrupt the digestive system, it can also affect the way the brain works, the balance of hormones, the immune system, the ability to cope with stress, the strength of the skeletal and muscular systems, in fact all aspects of life.
Nutrition influences our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being but whereas some foods will profoundly enhance well-being, others may have a detrimental influence. The course will help you understand how, more than 2000 years after Hippocrates, we can still make food a medicine. While the emphasis of our course is on nutrition and lifestyle, the skill of our graduates lies in being able to determine the appropriate therapeutic protocol for individual clients.