Newswire/Institute for Natural Medicine

March is National Nutrition Month: “Naturopathic Doctors Complete 155 Hours of Nutrition Education in Medical School” and recognize nutrition is the cornerstone of health. Poor diet is the leading preventable risk factor for disability or early death in the United States. But despite this and rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and other nutrition-related diseases, many U.S. healthcare providers are not adequately trained to address nutrition in a way that could help patients build a stronger foundation of health, or even lessen disease progression. Naturopathic doctors’ rigorous study of food as medicine allows them to tailor nutrition to a patient’s health concerns.