Nutrition

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

NutritionWhat is clinical nutrition?

Nutrition is the use of food as medicine.  Some call this more specifically “clinical nutrition.”  Since your body is literally made of what you’ve ingested, you actually are what you eat!  Nutrition is the cornerstone of naturopathic medicine.  Treatment can include minor dietary changes to therapeutic diets tailored to individual needs to appropriate supplements for prevention and treatment of disease.

What is personalized nutrition?

One of the special services I offer is personalized nutrition based on the work of Peter D’Adamo ND, bestselling author of Eat Right 4 Your Type and The GenoType Diet.  I am a Master of the Institute for Human Individuality (IfHI) and offer personalized nutrition using the Blood Type Diet, the GenoType diet, and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s SWAMI GenoType personalized nutrition program.  Listen to Dr. D’Adamo himself explain epigenetics and the GenoType diet in this lecture.

What is SWAMI GenoType?

SWAMI GenoType is a computer software program created by Peter D’Adamo ND that uses information about your genetics, biometrics, and health history to design a personalized nutrition plan customized to your needs, to provide the fuel that is best for your body.  Follow the link for more information on SWAMI GenoType personalized nutrition plan.

How were you trained in nutrition?

Naturopathic doctors are trained for 4 years in clinical nutrition and often use a combination of dietary recommendations as well as nutritional supplements to treat a wide variety of conditions.  Clinical nutrition is the backbone of naturopathic treatment!

Before I began my naturopathic medical training, I became interested in the work of Peter D’Adamo ND, bestselling author of Eat Right 4 Your Type and The GenoType Diet.  During my second year of naturopathic college, I preceptored with Dr. D’Adamo at his clinic in Connecticut and have since completed certification as a Master of the Institute for Human Individuality (IfHI).  I now offer personalized nutrition using the Blood Type Diet, the GenoType diet, and Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s SWAMI GenoType personalized nutrition program.

NutritionWhy can’t I just treat myself with supplements?

Vitamin and mineral supplements can be confusing, frustrating, and expensive and it is difficult to effectively self-treat because everyone is uniquely individual in their nutrient requirements.

Before there were pharmaceuticals, there were botanicals and in fact many pharmaceutical drugs are still based on or derived from plants.  It is important to recognize that supplements and botanicals can be as powerful and dangerous as pharmaceuticals.  I am educated in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, and pharmacology.  To achieve safe, effective, and affordable results using supplements and botanical medicines, we will work together to choose supplements and botanical medicines that are personalized to your needs.

Is there evidence for the use of nutrition?

There is ample research evidence regarding nutrition.  Check out PubMed to search for specific research articles.