A well-balanced diet forms the basis of good health and provides your body with the nutrients it needs to heal. For this reason, nutritional counseling may be a keystone of your personalized treatment plan. Adopting a healthy diet is a natural first step towards correcting and preventing health problems. Your ND will work with you to create an individual plan with specific dietary recommendations to treat your condition. You may also be prescribed nutritional supplements to address deficiencies, assist the body in eliminating toxins, stimulate healing or address specific health concerns. These interventions result in fewer complications and side effects than some pharmaceutical treatments and are often more beneficial.