Naturopathy is the healing art of identifying which body systems are imbalanced and what natural process is needed to assist the human body systems to return to homeostasis. As herbs contain natural plant drugs that stimulate healing reactions throughout the body, so do various food sources contain vital nutrients that maintain body health. Deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and antioxidant nutrients can lead to serious health problems.
A naturopathic consultation can help a person identify which food and nutrients would be beneficial in maintaining long term health. Food intolerances can disrupt normal metabolism and thus create inflammatory process and immune system hypersensitivity reactions. Food allergy testing and hair mineral analysis can help identify which offending foods and chemical substances to avoid.