Welcome to Food As Thy Medicine

Dr. Ann Marie DeGregoria

Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Holistic Nutrition Therapist Master, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® ~ Food As Thy Medicine

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“If you don’t care for your body, where will you live…”

Naturopathy is the oldest form of healing since the beginning of time.  It is using nature to heal.  The goal is to rid the body of toxins, address deficiencies, ignite the body’s healing capabilities, and to get to the root of the problem and what is causing the disharmony.  

What’s most important to know is that Naturopathy belongs to the people.  It’s here for each and every one of you.  It’s using God’s given tools – clean food, water, air, sunlight, supplements, herbs, proper sleep, rest, emotional and spiritual guidance to support your healing. There is no quick fix.  It is an investment in yourself. 

Science: Nutrition Therapy & Naturopathy

Nutrition Therapy: Hippocrates explains Nutrition Therapy by using “Food as thy Medicine, and Medicine as thy Food”. Since food has the power to both hurt and heal the body, a therapeutic diet can make all the difference. Nutrition Therapy has the ability to return people to their optimum state of health, naturally.  This holistic, whole-foods approach, which has been practiced for centuries, can now benefit from today’s western medicine and science to support these theories. The body is designed to heal itself, but it needs the right nutrients to get to the core of the problem.

Naturopathy: Naturopathy is the earliest known healing system, which allowed for humanity to have successfully survived for thousands of years – it is all about the healing power of nature: food, water & herbs; supplements, sunlight & emotional balance; rest, sleep & prayer.  Naturopathy uses nature to support the body’s natural ability to heal & rebalance

Hippocrates stated that only nature could cure and that the physician merely assisted the process to make healing more pleasant or less painful, so by that definition a Naturopath is a facilitator.  

Naturopathy belongs to the people – people should know how to use these God-given gifts to support their overall health, so in that case a Naturopath is a teacher.  

According to Hippocrates, “It is more important to know what type of person has a disease than what disease a person has.” So, then a Naturopath is someone who spends time listening, understanding and trying to get to the root cause of the disturbance, whereby a Naturopath is an identifier.

Dr. Benedict Lust, the “Father of Naturopathy in the USA,” believed “All the methods of a Naturopath are natural methods, the agents of life such as food, air, sun, exercise, relaxation, sleep, and herbs.” 

I am simply a doctor of natural health, utilizing traditional & foundational Naturopathy techniques.

Spirit: Remembering That Our Body Is Our Temple

Our body is our temple – it houses our spirit, which is our connection to God.  For that very reason, we need to care for our bodies, as well as our souls. What we put in our body should reflect this very concept (as best we can while living in this world).  Eating what I would call “godless” food can contribute to dis-ease.  Conversely, eating unencumbered, untainted foods from this earth (truly a gift), are the vehicles that can bring forth God’s healing energy and deposit them directly into our temples.

NOTE: While our body is our temple, healing first begins in the Spirit.  Something must shift there as well.  So while we will address the physical, tactical and scientific changes needed, please know an internal shift needs to be a priority, either privately or with some guidance that we can discuss. This could equate to even a small, subtle shift, or maybe it is a life changing realization… it can simply be a shift in Truth & Faith.  But just know that this needs to happen in as well.

Where Nutrition is Today?

In this world, just about every other conversation centers around various ailments – childhood allergies, digestive problems, hormonal imbalance, auto-immune diseases, ADHD, chronic skin conditions, continual weigh gain, obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue and more. 

Our culture eats on the go, out of convenience and on ingrained, habitual motivations. We are separated from what is real, true and healthy.  Marketing has overridden our instincts.  Over-consumption and malnutrition (despite the abundance of food) contribute significantly to today’s national crisis. It’s time to take it back.  

Together, we will develop a holistic nutritional program customized to your bio-individuality.  Also, if it makes sense, we can address the spiritual component as well.  Our body is our temple, so to consider our entire being – body, mind, soul & environmental influences – is critical to healing.

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Education is key to making the fundamental change that this world needs, and health is at the center of this change.

Epigenetics: http://foodasthymedcine.com/genes-vs-environment-are-we-genetically-pre-programmed-or-do-we-have-control/


~Blessed are the teachable, for knowledge brings understanding, and understanding brings … health!

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