Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. Like medicines and drugs, foods affect the way your body functions: some foods help you heal, while others damage your body and contribute to chronic illness. A healthy diet–consisting of the right balance of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, fibre and amino acids–is the most important tool for your body to manage stress and prevent and recover from illness.

At BW-UCC, your intern or ND may ask you to keep a diet diary, which is the first step in helping to determine food allergies, sensitivities, digestive issues, risk for disease associated with diet, and overall diet quality. Clinicians can then recommend dietary changes to support healthy living and treat any underlying conditions through nutrient-rich foods and nutritional supplements.