Diet & Nutrition

Toronto Naturopath for Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition

By Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc(Hons), ND

Without question, the foods you eat cause changes in your body’s internal chemistry, altering levels of blood sugar, electrolytes, cholesterol, triglycerides, vitamins, minerals and more.  Foods can provoke either a profound positive effect or a negative effect, depending on your choices.

At your first visit, I will create a customized food list just for you that takes into account all aspects of your health and which of your organ systems we want to improve (thyroid, liver, central nervous system, immune system, adrenal glands etc).  This list is a general guide to which foods would be healthiest for you and which would be least healthy.  I’ll also give you some general suggestions for meals and a link to lots of healthy recipes on our website.

What is a healthy diet?

That depends on the individual.  One person may thrive on a vegan, plant-based diet, while another person does better on a Paleo or Primal diet.  Whatever your personal beliefs and preferences, we can work together to make what you eat optimal for you.

What’s the best diet for weight loss?

Again, this depends on the person, but generally speaking it’s the one that helps to keep your blood sugar stable and helps you avoid eating the wrong foods at the wrong times.

What if I don’t want to change my diet?

It’s my obligation to tell you that you probably should unless you’re eating super healthy already, but it’s up to you whether you improve your diet or not.  All I can do is give you the information about what you should do, it’s up to you to implement it with whatever support I can provide.

Do my eating habits have to be perfect?

No way! No one’s is perfect all the time, but most people can make adjustments to their diet that will improve their overall health.

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