JNI’s kitchen is particularly geared for nutritional therapy consonant with naturopathy. The basic principle of Naturopathy is that the body contains its own healing power and nature assists in the body’s ability to use the natural world around it for that healing process to be effective. If you do not consume the right kind of food that helps the body in its native ability, and consume items that are unnatural and go against your body’s immunity, you are in fact abusing your body nutritionally.
Food is an essential activity where whims, fancies, illogicality and abuse is maximum. The general tendency is, to select an item if it satiates our taste bud. As a result the mouth becomes the widest gate of diseases.
Eating the least toxic and most natural foods should be the aim. This means:
To obtain optimum health and healing through diet and nutrition, our primary intake should ideally include organic whole foods that are as fresh as possible which will ensure maximum nutritional value.
Foods that are typical of a naturopathic diet, and which JNI advocates include:
It’s not only selecting the right food for optimum health, the method of cooking too is important in maintaining the nutrients at their highest level in the food. Hence a wide range of cooking methods is used in our kitchen like steaming, stir fry, baking, sautéing, grilling and roasting. These preparations are appetizing and also nutritious. JNI holds food preparation demos for patients twice a week so that patients can learn and follow the same at their home.
Making a personal commitment to yourself to improve your diet and lifestyle can be a powerful experience. JNI draws a broad outline as to what kind of food and the way those should be ideally prepared. It is more a matter of self-imposed discipline and a conscious decision that matter most in the case of one’s own palate. That is the only way you will avoid feeling deprived, and at the same time, will be able to continue the journey towards optimum health.