We are what we eat and what we assimilate from it in terms of nourishment. Each of us are individuals, no two people are alike. We eat different foods, exercise at different rates and times, and consume different amounts of vitamins and minerals. We all require the same basic foods such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats and vitamins, minerals and enzymes; yet, it is determining the right amount of each substance for each individual that helps him or her fend off disease.

Proper nutrition is an essential aspect of diagnosis and treatment. Nutrient-related disorders can be cured once nutritional balance is achieved.

Nutrition And Diet Counselling

Disease can result when the balance among all of the foods and nutrients we take or avoid is disrupted. Health can be restored once you begin to take in a proper essential balance of foods and nutrients - vitamins and minerals.

At NATURE’S INTENTIONS NATUROPATHIC CLINIC, we place great focus on the role of proper nutrition in relation to health. Nutrition comes first in basic health diagnosis and treatment. Given the individuality of patients’ genetic disposition and the interaction of the environment, sometimes the universal recommended dietary allowances of nutrients could be inadequate.

If you are looking to learn more about what you should be eating or avoiding, what types, quantities and quality of multivitamins and / or minerals you should be taking, how you can manage certain health problems through diet and / or natural supplements and would like a professional assessment of your diet - what you are eating, what you are lacking in your diet in terms of nutrients and vitamins, and how you could improve your diet and get the maximum benefits from the foods you are eating or multivitamins you are taking, give us a call at the clinic at 416 913 4325 (HEAL) to book your initial naturopathic visit. We also offer food intolerance / sensitivity and allergy testing for upto 237 food items.

Our Naturopathic Doctor, SUSHMA SHAH will do an assessment of your diet, and also assess types and amounts of the nutrients using blood tests, urine analysis, and other tests for nutrient levels. Concepts from both nutritional therapy and diet therapy are then used to help patients achieve optimum health.

Our Toronto Naturopath will give you an individualized nutrition/ diet plan specific for your needs, educate you on healthy eating habits, and will teach you what types of junk foods to eliminate, what types of healthy foods you should consume given your or your child’s specific needs. You will also be given information on supplements - what multivitamins would be most beneficial for you and how much do you need specifically for your body type.

SUSHMA SHAH, Naturopathic Doctor also does nutritional assessments for children and babies.


Besides attaining optimum health in healthy individuals, nutritional counselling has been used to prevent and treat a variety of conditions including skin disorders such as childhood or adult eczema, psoriasis, weight management, lowering cholesterol, controlling diabetes, heart health, digestive issues such as constipation, colic, Irritable bowel syndrome, and severe psychiatric diseases among various others diseases, hence you will not only learn how to eat right and feel great but also decrease your risk of getting various diseases down the road.

Here is a list of diseases that naturopathic medicine (which involves optimizing your nutrition) can help you with or prevent in children, adolescents, adults and elderly:




  • Acne
  • Bruises
  • Eczema
  • Fungal infections
  • Hair loss
  • Hives
  • Pellagra
  • Psoriasis
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)


  • Anaemia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cholesterol imbalance
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart disease
  • Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • High blood pressure / hypertension
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Migraines


  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscular cramps / spasms
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus



  • AIDS
  • Frequent colds and flus
  • Neural tube defects in newborns



  • Cancer

For any questions, concerns or to book an appointment, please contact us at 416 913 4325 (HEAL) or email us at

* DISCLAIMER: The information on this article is the property of Dr. Sushma Shah, Naturopathic Doctor, and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases or promote any services or products mentioned on the website.

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