Dr. Stephen Dephelis, Founder and Director of Foundation for innovation in medicine, in 1989, named the extension of modern medicine as ‘Nuetraceutuicals’, i.e. Nutrition + Pharmaceuticals.
Nutrition may be defined as the science of food and its relationship with health. It is concerned primarily with the part played by nutrients in the body’s growth, development and maintenance. The word Nutrient or “food factor” is used for specific dietary constituents such as proteins, vitamins and minerals. Dietetics is the practical application of the principles of Nutrition. It includes the planning of meals for the well and the sick.
Diet - The food we eat daily is called diet. Diet consists of organic and inorganic material. Organic material is made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
Nutrition – Nutrition is the process of ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation, excretion of food and storing some amount for the growth and repair of the body.
Under Sanyukta Upchaar Paddhati, Diet and Nutrition play a vital role as they are directly connected to the daily lifestyle. At Vedicure, Diet and Nutrition have been worked on with the right combination of Allopathy/Modern Medicine (Calorie Diet- Vitamin, Protein, Fats) and Ayurveda (Tridosha Balancing Diet- Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Correct diagnosis and thorough analysis help to decide and prescribe the nutritional requirement of the body as per the treatment plan. It not only benefits during the treatment, but also helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle post treatment for a longer duration.