10 Key Dietary Recommendations

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The following are the 10 principles utilized by most naturopathic physicians in their goal of educating and inspiring health and wellness.[1]

  1. Eat a plant-based, predominantly vegetarian diet
  2. Reduce the intake of fat
  3. Eliminate refined sugar
  4. Reduce exposure of pesticides and herbicides
  5. Eliminate the intake of food additives and colouring agents
  6. Keep salt intake low, potassium intake high
  7. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily
  8. Identify and address food allergies
  9. Determine caloric needs to achieve or maintain ideal body weight
  10. Use the [[Healthy Dietary Exchange System] to construct a health-promoting diet.


  1. Pizzorno Joseph, Murray Michael 1993 Textbook of Natural Medicine e-dition: Text with continually updated online reference, 2-volume set Churchill Livingstone