Food as medicine has been used for thousands of years, and it is well researched and documented that many diseases are caused by nutritional deficiencies. Nutrients are required for every cellular process in the body and nutrient deficiencies can lead to issues with bodily functions. It can be caused by poor digestion, food sensitivities, absorption issues, allergies, chronic disease and other conditions.
People may appear apparently healthy but still be nutrient depleted. Healing with food comprises a large part of Naturopathic Medicine as many health conditions can be managed and treated by food and nutritional therapies including skin issues, allergies, digestive issues, pain and inflammatory conditions, weight problems, cardiovascular and blood sugar problems.