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 -
“ No medicine is needed for our body if we are ready to eat the food we need ”