- Food as medicine -
“The Doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison.
In a world that offers thousands of one-size-fits-all diets; where food has become simply the key determining factor in what shape your body takes, many people have forgotten the fundamental reason for eating – to fuel, nurture and restore the human body.
By making good choices about food, we can allow it to act as nutritional medication for our bodies.
Eating well is an essential part of Chinese medicine, which uses the following basic principles in its nutritional approach:
- Choose locally grown, seasonal food to avoid unnecessary preservatives and chemicals and keep your body in harmony with the environment
- Eat mostly cooked food. Any raw food is eaten in small portions alongside a warm dish or drink to aid digestion
- Base your daily diet on clean real foods, naturally rich in nutrients. These include: white, organic meat such as fish, chicken and turkey; whole vegetables such as leafy greens; fruits rich in antioxidants like berries; lemon water; and good fats like avocado, coconut and nuts. Clean foods are not dairy products, soy-based foods or drinks, or certain vegetables such as corn and eggplant, which can aggravate the stomach
Just as there is no true one-size-fits-all diet, it is also important to understand that every body processes food in a different way with some people having intolerances to even the healthiest foods.
At The Nature of Balance, we use DNA testing to identify what your body requires and responds to best, removing the confusion spawned by the myriad diets and health advice constantly in circulation.
We can only be at our healthiest once we have the right nutritional base, allowing us to forgo the reliance on shape and size to tell us if we’re healthy. Instead, we simply feel it.