For thousands of years now, Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, claims that natural treatment ensures good health with the help of rest, correct nutrition, fresh air, good hygiene combined with gentle physical exercise.
Since his era, 2500 years have passed and diet constitutes a worldwide problem of two aspects.
The first refers to the Third World where hunger prevails and the other from the abundance of food in developed countries, where people are suffering from the excessive amounts of food that they consume or from unsuitable foods, or from a combination of both. According to studies, three out of ten people who live in these countries show signs of a poor diet in the form of lack of nutrients such as anaemia, obesity, circulatory conditions (heart disease and hypertension etc.), diabetes, severe periodontal diseases, alcoholism and various types of cancer.
In the Hippocratic dissertation “On Ancient Medicine” it is suggested that medical science would never have been discovered if the sick had lived and been fed as the healthy. In the book “The Hippocrates Diet”, Hippocrates mentions that the dietary combination must be personalized according to each individual’s age and temperament.
Basically, this is the job of a Clinical Dietician - Nutritionist.
A Clinical Dietician is qualified to design individually personalized diets according to a person’s weight, height, age, sex and physical condition of the individual.
In diseases such as:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Liver diseases
- Kidney diseases
- Gastro-intestinal diseases etc.
It is also suitable for:
- Infant, child, adolescent and the elderly.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Championship competition level and Sports activities
- Weight loss and maintenance
- Weight gain and maintenance
- Modifying nutritional behaviour
As Hippocrates motto concisely puts it: Its’ aim is to help you put into practice with self - co-operation determines how good health is maintained in every person.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”