Diet is an important part of Nature Cure treatment
In fact in Nature Cure treatment, patient’s diet is his medicine. It is generally fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, sprouted cereals, fruit juices, salads, boiled vegetables and vegetable soups etc. as per his needs based on disease condition. Such type of dietary programme help the body in eliminating the foreign matter from body. The principle generally followed in preparation of natural diet is that the food items should be as fresh as possible and they should either be not distorted at all or if possible least distorted by way of cooking, frying etc. with addition of large amount of oil, spices etc. The naturality is to be maintained to the highest degree and one should enjoy its natural taste as well unless it is so impala table to add something to change the taste. Therefore natural diet prepared in Nature Cure centers contain minimum oil and spices in it.
At IHE Naturopathy promotes and encourages the natural food, i.e., the food which is provided by nature and is consumed essentially in the natural form. The concept ofdiet is little different in modern medicine. Naturopathy gives more emphasis on raw food rather than cooked food.
According to this therapy, the food must be taken in natural form. Fresh seasonal fruits, fresh green leafy vegetables and sprouts are excellent. These diets are broadly classified into three types which are as follows:
Eliminative Diet: Liquids-Lemon, Citric juices, Tender Coconut water, Vegetable soups, Butter milk, Wheat Grass juices etc.
Soothing Diet: Fruits, Salads, Boiled/Steamed Vegetables, Sprouts, Vegetable chutney etc.
Constructive Diet: Wholesome flour, Unpolished rice, little pulses, Sprouts, Curd etc.
Being alkaline, these diets help in improving health, purifying the body and rendering it immune to disease. To this end, a proper combination of food is necessary. Our diet should consist of 20% acidic and 80% alkaline food for maintaining health. A balanced food is a must for any individual seeking good health. Food is regarded as Medicine in Naturopathy.