“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Traced back to Hippocrates and treasured by holistic nutritionists, this axiom teaches us that food, when chosen carefully, is curing. Food, when consumed wisely, can turn off your genetic predisposition to certain health conditions and safeguard you from a dormant disease. Food, when harnessed properly, is powerful.
Nutrigenomics research tells us again and again that consuming a nutrient-dense diet prevents and treats many Western diseases. Therefore, what we put on our plates should no longer be a matter of convenience or craving. Though there is room for daily indulgences, we must treat food like a medicine whose healing powers are waiting to be unleashed. Because what we put into our mouth directly affects our energy levels, our vitality, our longevity, and our overall quality of life. The kind of foods we eat plays a critical role in how we feel and how our bodies function.
At Enaya clinic, we assess our patients’ nutritional needs based on their lifestyle, their medical records, their disease state, and their family history. We also use genetic and laboratory testing to ensure that our recommendations are aligned with patients’ genome and nutritional needs. Below is a list of conditions we address through dietary lifestyle changes:
- Heart disease
- Blood sugar imbalance
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Mental health regulation
- Energy levels
- Digestive issues
Dr. Batool Dawood, Pharm.D, CFMP is the founder and CEO of Enaya, LLC. She’s a board certified pharmacist in the state of Minnesota and a University of Minnesota graduate. She has her post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through the Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University.