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Diet and Lifestyle Counseling

The foundations of health refer to the basic building blocks that are needed to sustain or promote one’s health and are often the first place a naturopathic doctor will start when addressing a health concern.

The foundations of health include things like nutritious food, clean water, physical activity, adequate sleep, community involvement, exposure to nature, and spiritual connection. Like a house built upon a poor foundation, human health will start to have progressively worse issues without all of these foundations in place.

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While the foundations can seem simple, there are often dietary or lifestyle habits we can change to better promote health and reduce the impacts of developing health concerns.
For example, a patient with an active infection may need to increase lysine-rich food sources while decreasing arginine ones to help the immune system work more efficiently. Sometimes this can even be the root cause of a disease. We will work with you to ensure all the foundations are being addressed before reaching for higher force interventions to address your current health concerns.
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