In general, North Americans eat more fat, protein, cholesterol, sugar, and salt than they need. Eating well with Canada's food guide provides some basic recommendations.
Eating a balanced diet is a major factor in a healthy lifestyle. Your body requires more than 40 nutrients for energy, growth, and tissue maintenance. Water intake is vital to our survival.Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diet may be recommended. Treatments may include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutraceuticals. Many conditions such as diabetes, breast cancer and heart diseases are greatly affected by one's genetic predisposition, meaning, if your parents had these conditions, you, compared to others would have a higher chance of also developing them. However, did you know that genetic expression is 80% affected by environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle? In other words, whether or not one develops diabetes just because it runs in the family depends much more heavily on lifestyle than our genetic make-up! So really, you are what you eat.Please book an appointment with our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine to discover how proper nutrition can be better for you.