Clinical nutrition is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. It refers to both the practice of using food to maintain health and the therapeutic use of food to treat illness. Many people today want a magic bullet, but nothing can replace smart nutrition. Using the nutritional supplements that are right for you will help optimize your health now and in the future. The right supplements can be an important part of an overall program designed to address any specific health problems or concers you may have. Remember nutritional support, whether it be foundational, targeted, or a combination of both, is most effective when combined with a health diet, regular exercise, and positive lifestyle choices.