What is Naturopathic Nutrition?

Naturopathic Nutrition stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine – an integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies. Today, we see that a return to chemical-free foods, along with other dietary measures, is an effective answer to many health complaints and common conditions.

CNM students learn about the physiological and biochemical processes involved in nourishment, as well as the energetic side of food. Naturopathic Nutrition also focuses on the importance of detoxification and cleansing, as only fully functioning organs are able to absorb and utilise nutrients at their optimum.

Thousands of years ago, master healers in China perceived a way to classify food and disease according to simple, easily observed patterns; one eats cooling foods for overheated conditions, and warming foods are best for people who feel too cold. Detoxifying foods are for those who carry an excess of toxins, and building foods are good for deficient persons, and so on.

The traditional Chinese and East Indian Ayurvedic systems have been used with pinpoint accuracy to diagnose disease conditions, and to categorise foods as medicine.

The CNM Diploma Course in Naturopathic Nutrition brings together authentic traditions of Oriental medicine with current, Western research-based nutrition.

Naturopathic Nutrition focuses on:

  • Food as medicine
  • Detoxification and cleansing
  • Looking at the constitution of a patient
  • Superfoods
  • Supplements, biochemistry, laboratory tests
  • Optimum diets for the individual and food combination
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