Nutrition - Healthy Eating - Kids - Adults
Individual Diets and Nutritional Supplementation
Balanced nutrition is an essential foundation for healthy living.  An analysis of your diet and health needs will lead to suggested improvements in food choices and prescribed vitamins and minerals (where appropriate) to address deficiencies, treat disease processes and promote health. Subsequent to your assessment, you will be given practical advice and a sustainable meal plan that’s realistic and fits into your lifestyle. The changes to your eating habits and nutritional intake will help you attain your optimum health and prevent disease. The benefits include increased energy, increased gastrointestinal function, improved immunity and general well being.

Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies
Every individual has unique nutritional needs.  Many disease processes are a result of a deficiency in the body’s ability to produce or utilize a specific nutrient. The pollution of our air, water and soil coupled with modern farming practices has depleted our food supply of the necessary nutrients that used to be in our food.  The lack of proper nutrition in our food can cause vitamin and mineral imbalances which may lead to illness. Correcting the underlying nutrient deficiencies is key to healthy living.

Identifying Food Allergies
Food allergies are an exaggerated immune response by the body which is triggered by a variety of different foods such as peanuts, shellfish and eggs. Many people believe that a food allergy always manifests in skin rashes, hives, swellings or anaphylaxis (a dramatic reaction that can be serious and involve the whole body). But what is not known is that there are different types of food allergies and you can be sensitive to foods without having the obvious signs of an allergic reaction. Food sensitivities can manifest in symptoms that are very common to you, and are much less severe than allergic reactions. Some examples include: headaches, constipation, indigestion, eczema, fatigue, mood swings and poor concentration.  Although these symptoms do not appear as severe, over time they can cause poor absorption of nutrients, therefore having a negative impact on your overall health.  Identifying your food sensitivities is key to optimum health!

Enhance Digestion
There are many factors to take into account when discussing optimal digestion.  Stress, environmental toxicity and eating too much of the wrong foods can compromise digestion. This can result in nutrient deficiencies and over time result in illness.  The old adage “you are what you eat” holds true to healthy living.  If you are consuming the right foods in the right amounts for your body, then you will be able to digest these foods properly. By managing your stress, enhancing your body’s ability to detoxify and eliminate toxins and by re-establishing proper digestive function you will better absorb nutrients from your foods. This is vital to optimum health and well being!

Eliminate Toxins
Toxins are a much bigger concern now that they were in the past. With the widespread exposure to air and water pollution, nuclear power and radiation, ingestion of food additives, chemicals, sugar, unhealthy fats and refined foods it is no question that our body has to work harder than ever before to eliminate all these toxins.  Toxic overload can lead to many degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity and osteoporosis.  They key is to ensure that your detoxifications pathways are functioning at their utmost potential.  By eliminating toxins and replenishing your body with nourishing foods and the right nutrients, Naturopathic Doctors can help you prevent disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.


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Dr. Elmira Francinelli, BSc., N.D
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Holistic Health Clinic
2174 Major Mackenzie Drive
Maple, Ontario, Canada
L6A 3Y8

Tel: 905-553-9255
Fax: 905-553-9155