Diet and Nutrition
How important is your diet to your health? 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.
“What kind of diet or nutrition advice will I get?”
Healthy diet and nutrition are the cornerstones of good health. On the first visit, I give each patient a customized list of best, neutral and worst foods tailored specifically for them. It takes into account their particular health goals & concerns.
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, diet tips, recipes and there are lots of healthy recipes on our website at www.ForcesofNature.ca/Recipes.
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. Should you follow the Canada Food Guide? That’s a hard, no. Want to know why not? Read this.
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. Whether you’re interested in the keto diet, Paleo, low-carb, whole food plant-based or just making some healthy changes to your current eating regimen I can help.
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 change you how you eat or not. All I can do is give you the information about what you should do and why. It’s up to you to implement it (or not) with whatever support I can provide.
Do my eating habits have to be perfect?
No way! No one is perfect all the time, but most people can make adjustments to their what and how they eat that will improve their overall health. They can implement a few healthy changes.
Book an appointment here or call the office for more information at 416-481-0222.
Dr. Pamela has been in practice as a naturopathic doctor in Toronto since 1999. She has been the recipient of numerous “Best Naturopath in Toronto” awards. She is registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Dr. Pamela Frank uses a natural treatment approach that may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, diet, vitamins, supplements, and other natural remedies to restore balance and provide long-term resolution of almost any health problem.