Healing Foods

13 Feb 2012, by Dr. Marnie Wachtler in Healthy Recipes, Nutrition




Condiments, Spices, and Seasonings


When it comes to nutrition there are about as many ideas and diets as there are foods.  The truth is, that we are about as different on the inside as we are on the outside.  Each one of us has different amount of digestive enzymes, stomach acid, even the shape of the stomach and length of intestines varies from person to person. A food that promotes health in one person can promote disease in another.  At Gaia Health Care, we strongly recommend a food sensitivity test, like the ALCAT test, or a trial elimination diet, to determine which foods you may be sensitive to. It is also important to eat according to your metabolic type.  The foods we eat are composed of proteins, fat, and carbohydrates.  Each macronutrient plays an important role in our health, and all should be eaten daily in varying amounts depending on your personal physiological and energy needs. Below is a list of foods that contain healing proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. These recommendations are for educational purposes only and your customized diet should be developed with the help of your Naturopathic Physician.