In addition to a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle, many people are curious about which supplements they should be taking, and whether there is a benefit to taking any supplements at all.
Sugar addiction is very real, and with sugar being added to most food products, it is becoming nearly impossible to avoid. The numbers are alarming - on average Canadians consume 110g of sugar per person each day, and children aged 1-3 derive 27% of their calories from sugar! (Statistics Canada). Sugar and high glycemic foods trigger your brains pleasure centre, which makes you feel good and drive you to seek more of that feeling.
The first time I heard about someone doing the elimination diet was about 10 years ago and I was shocked. “You are going to starve!” “What is there left to eat?” Now, as a Naturopathic Doctor, it is something I recommend often, but I’m sure some of my patients have the exact same reaction. After having done several elimination diets myself, I now look at this diet as a great opportunity to learn more about your body, and the food you eat, while often helping to solve those pesky symptoms that never seem to get better.
Naturopathic Doctors have a unique philosophy regarding healthcare. We are focused on treating the root cause of disease when possible, and not only masking the symptoms. Although sometimes it is important to treat the symptoms, such as pain, we do so while at the same time trying to understand the reason the pain exists in the first place.