Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diets may be recommended, and treatment may include nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutraceuticals. Diet plays a key role in a person’s overall health, yet achieving a good diet may be much more challenging than it sounds.
Eating the right foods no longer ensures proper health. Excessive food processing, additives, other chemicals and toxins are contaminating the food supply. Nutrient loss of the soil is a reality of today due to over farming the land. The western lifestyle has caused too much compromise as far as nutrition is concerned. North Americans should consume far less fat, animal protein, and processed foods, and eating much more complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables.