Naturopathy And Food: A Healing Combination
How Does Diet Affect Us?
Does the word ‘diet’ instantly paint an image of cutting back on delicious food and having to follow an unpleasant weight-loss regime? A diet really implies much more than just that. The word diet broadly means specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons. It means eating wholesome meals which meet the nutrition-requirements of our body. Diet keeps our digestive system and metabolism in check.
How Can Diet Play A Role In Effective Naturopathy?
Diet is a significant element of a comprehensive naturopathic healthcare plan. Food has been repetitively stated as a medicine at many systems but it is the most apparent and obvious in Naturopathy. Naturopaths promote and encourage consumption of natural food i.e, the food that is provided by nature, be consumed in its natural form. As a fact, naturopathy broadly states that 80% of the food items should be uncooked and only 20% should be cooked. Right selection of natural food, followed by rational, judicious consumption can have a remedial effect that can cure multiple disorders and diseases.
Eating Right: Naturopathic Diets
In any event, the diet to which we are adapted is almost certainly much better for health, and reversing illness, than the prevailing modern diet. There is abundant evidence of disease-reversal with diets of whole, minimally processed food; plant-predominant diets; and even plant-exclusive diets.
Strong proteins such as cheese or tofu must be consumed in association with weak starches such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc. A cereal (high starch content) and pulse (weak proteins) combination is good. Gluten should be discarded from the diet and alkaline food must be eaten to neutralize the acidity of the body.
At Nimba, we put great emphasis on eating right and nourishing the body.
For ever person who visits Nimba, we design a diet and meticulously plan it based on their body type. A special diet therapy is also planned to improve healing, boost immunity and maintain an ideal body weight consistently. Nimba Nature Cure Village is spread-across the acres of land, most of which is used to cultivate our own fruits and vegetables, through organic farming which also ensures that the food intake is pure and free from chemicals.
In a general sense, we really do know what we are supposed to eat and what we are supposed to avoid. Influences around us make us undermine our ability to keep a check on our eating habits. At Nimba, we educate our visitors and ensure that they understand the importance and benefits of a naturopathic diet on various disorders and issues of their body. All one needs to bear in mind is that humans evolved to eat a wide variety of diets, all over the world, which offer wildly different kinds of foods. But none of them “naturally” offer junk food or industrially produced products. If we understand this and eat a balanced diet of real food, everything becomes more simple and more naturally desirable.