As a Gold Coast Naturopath I operate a very busy clinic 4 days a week.
Our main aim is to work on improving a persons basic lifestyle (diet etc.) if necessary we help assist their health by prescribing only natural products that work on restoring the balance (homeostasis) in ones body without the side effects sometimes experienced with pharmaceutical products.
Over the years I have seen many “fads” come and go, some of them so called natural or alternative medicines, others extreme diets. Unbalanced in their approach, even detrimental to ones health.
Based on my clinical experience I believe that you should not be “on a diet” but more a balanced 30-40-30 lifestyle eating pattern, making sure that you are getting approx 30% Protein, 40% Carbohydrates and 30% Fats (meaning essential fats e.g. olive oil flaxseed oil, avocado, and nuts etc.)
I also feel the more organic food you can bring in to your diet the better your health will be.