Diet and lifestyle choices can have a major impact on health, but the best choices aren’t always obvious.
Everyone’s health picture and history is unique, and food and lifestyle choices can play a large role in health outcomes. A fad diet or lifestyle can make one person feel amazing but another feel downright terrible. This is where a naturopathic doctor with a background in functional medicine can help by determining the best choices available to you.
The fist place a naturopathic doctor will start when analyzing a health concern is the foundations of health, which refer to the basic building blocks that are needed to sustain or promote one’s well-being. 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 on a poor foundation, human health will start to have progressively worse issues without all of these foundations in place.