Naturopathy deals with the healing power of nature which is inherently present in human beings also. One has to recognize, respect and promote this vital ability of the human body to maintain and heal itself through various natural remedies
The Universe is built up of the five basic elements, namely Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. All human beings plants, animals and other non living things are constituted by these five elements. These five elements need to be in an equilibrium to maintain good health. Our food habits, day to day activities, environment, etc alters the proportions of the five elements, among which diet plays an important buffering role. The Great Sage Thiruvalluvar has composed the following couplet about medicine -
we are ready to eat the food we need ”
All diseases are basically caused due to what you eat and what you do not. We If we can identify the right food and wrong food, and eat only the right food the human body will never fall prey to any disease. It is only those food items which one has failed to take in his normal life, is later prescribed in a different form as medicines along with other treatments.