In This Chapter
Shifting the focus from symptoms to their causes
Harnessing the healing power of the human body
Trusting your observations and instincts
Using food as medicine and avoiding the quick fix
You can use the natural cures approach to prevent and treat specific illnesses or to become so healthy that any illness has a difficult time establishing a foothold. I strongly encourage you to take the second approach — to adopt a diet and lifestyle that supports optimum health, as I explain in Chapter 2. In this chapter, I offer ten more ways to get the most out of natural cures.
To truly get the most out of natural medicine, you should consult a natural healthcare provider — a functional medicine practitioner, naturopath, osteopath, or a chiropractor who’s skilled in nutritional medicine. Natural healthcare providers are dedicated to treating patients, not just illnesses. They can order tests and interpret the results to determine what’s going on in your body and guide you in ...