Nutrition and lifestyle are powerful players in the prevention and management of chronic disease – so powerful that, in many cases, the disease can be stopped in its tracks and even reversed! This might seem like an exaggerated claim, but more and more health care professionals are recognizing that very significant healing can take place with diet and lifestyle changes alone. And equally as important: sustained, transformative healing CANNOT be achieved without a clean, nutrient-dense diet tailored to the individual, along with exercise, stress management and high-quality sleep.
There is no one protocol or program that works for everyone. This is one of the crucial distinctions between the functional nutrition approach and other one-size-fits-all diets. A carefully crafted plan that is unique to your circumstances can prevent and possibly reverse the most troublesome of chronic diseases, including Cognitive Decline, such as in Alzheimer’s Disease, and Mental Health Conditions, including the very common afflictions of depression and anxiety. Collectively, Autoimmune Conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis, are possibly more prevalent than cancer and heart disease combined.
Central to resolving any of the above-mentioned conditions, and other chronic health conditions as well, is the health of the gut. This is where we start, no matter what kind of health problems you are experiencing. Moreover, your gut health is also a major key to the prevention of chronic disease.