Naturopathic medicine is for people of all ages and health histories who want to take their health into their own hands. Health promotion and disease prevention are foundation philosophies of naturopathic medicine. What you eat, when you sleep, how you exercise, who you interact with, how you age – all of these cause chemical modifications which turn the genes on or off. Even if someone is born with a genetic susceptibility to a certain condition, the expression of that gene can be modified to a great extent by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Most chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis and cancers are preventable by making conscious choices to optimize health. The right preventive care at all stages of life will prevent or delay the onset of disease. If you want to feel great, live life with energy and vitality and age gracefully, it’s worth the effort.
Various strategies used for disease prevention are:
- Whole food nutrition
- Optimum supplementation
- Stress reduction
- Physical fitness