Nutrition as a Complementary Therapy
Nutrition is often overlooked in health care and viewed as a non-scientific modality. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate that nutrition does have a scientific base and is worthy of implementation in the prevention and treatment of disease, even in today’s technological age. The chapter will provide health practitioners with a basic understanding of nutrition and the role it plays in health and disease. Nurses are often the first port of call in relation to health advice and the information in this chapter will help them enlighten those with whom they come into contact.
- nutritional influences on the aetiology of disease
- brain ageing and neurological functions
- fatigue and lack of vitality
- indications and contraindications of nutritional supplements
- nursing and nutrition: a poweful therapeutic relationship.