Health and disease are strongly influenced by our diet and nutrition, and other lifestyle factors. We are beginning to understand the interplay between the wider environment, our diet and our genetic makeup.
‘Nutritional Medicine is based on the principle that nutrients, including essential micronutrients, are required for the proper functioning of all the biochemical processes on which our bodies depend. Therefore, when treating symptoms or diseases, we look for the underlying causes which, although often partly genetic, are usually very much tied up with nutritional and environmental factors. This is in contrast to the tendency in the conventional medical approach to treat symptoms by means of drugs or surgery’ to quote from Meldrum JM Nutr Health
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