• Rohan Iswariah Osteopath

My new ebook, "An Osteopath`s Guide to Nutrition", is now available on Amazon

Yes, I finally published the book I started during lockdown 2020, "An Osteopath`s Guide to Nutrition". I have been an osteopath for over 38 years since qualifying from The British School of Osteopathy in 1983. As an osteopath I recognise that many factors can cause or contribute to ill health. Osteopaths try to provide a whole-person approach to health, and use various techniques tailored to the individual to achieve or provide effective care and treatment. Patients will often discuss a host of factors that can illuminate causes of their presenting symptoms - nutrition can be one of these contributory factors. It was the famous German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach in 1848 who more than alluded to the essential nature of a good balanced diet in his famous phrase, “We are what we eat”. As osteopaths, we take a holistic approach to promoting well-being and preventing disease where possible, and good nutrition is absolutely vital for overall healthy functioning. Good nutrition is vital for growth, providing energy, building and maintaining the immune system, and contributes to proper digestion. It protects us against many chronic noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, gut health, and cancer. Good nutrition is also important for maintaining our memory, and contributes to good mood and general disposition. For convenience, all the entries in this book have been organised in an A-to-Z format, and include all the vitamins and minerals, and additionally most herbs and many food supplements. The book references in excess of 520 authoritative papers, abstracts, and websites – with historical information regarding discovery and traditional uses, including traditional Ayurvedic herbs (Ayurveda is the traditional medicinal system used for thousands of years across the Indian subcontinent, which may be more than 5,000 years old) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (this also uses a variety of plants and Chinese herbs, and is over 3,500 years old itself)

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