Nutritional and Lifestyle Support/Modification
The issues that burden our culture regarding food, nutrition, and health are immense. There is no magic pill that will suddenly resolve this dilemma. As a society, we are over-fed, over-supplemented, over-medicated, and well under-nourished. The nutritional starvation we experience isn’t simply a description of the void found in the nutrient content of industrially grown and processed food. In fact I contend that it is equally the result of the emotional, or lack thereof, connection we have with our food and the people we eat meals with. The beauty of this problem is that it doesn’t require money to resolve. It simply necessitates a shift in the way we think about our food.
Food has the potential to be the most powerful medicine we have. Greater than any drug now and any we may ever find. The context, the manner and means with which we consume our meals defines our relationship to the food. Food itself isn’t good or bad, organic or not. The benefit or detriment to our health from food is based primarily on the quantity, frequency, and context from which we consume it, our relationship with it.
A holistic naturopathic approach to food and lifestyle modification is vital to pursuing optimal health. Whole food nutrition and a healthy lifestyle creates the foundation that allows our body to heal. It can not be overstated how important this aspect of the health journey is to achieving your ideal health and vitality; and Dr. Swanz will educate and support his patients and their families as they embrace these changes in their lives.
Areas of Practice
We are heading into the time of year when sweets abound. Every weekend and every get together provides ample opportunity for eating foods that can stress our digestive system. When we consume foods that we typically don’t eat it can throw our digestive tract into a downward spiral. Probiotics can be just the ticket to [...]