Most everyone knows that before drugs existed, most healings was done with herbs and misguided medical theories. Herbs and food were the medicine of past times. In a natural nutrition book, I recently read this quote, “If doctors don’t learn nutrition, nutritionists will become doctors.” This quote shows the importance of nutrition and the power it has to prevent or eliminate illness.If you are sick or have certain body conditions that are creating pain, then you need to consider learning enough nutrition to help yourself eliminate that sickness or pain. Learning some of the basic principles of nutrition is not hard. It just takes a little effort in finding the right nutritional course that teaches practical ways of applying nutrition.Most illnesses and resulting deaths occur because of inflammation. Inflammation occurs at the beginning of a disease and it is just a slight irritation that you might feel. Many times you just ignore this irritation, which then turns into a slight inflammation. As the inflammation feeds on itself it gets bigger and bigger eventually causing a disease that a doctor can detect. Once a doctor can detect disease, it is well established in your body.Applying practical nutrition stops the beginning of inflammation. This prevents the formation of disease. If the disease is developing or well established, nutrition can reverse these conditions. One area that nutrition can not heal or cure is when inflammation has caused a disease that has permanently destroyed cells and tissue. But the body has amazing recovering abilities so one cannot always say “the body can not recover.”Inflammation comes from excess acid in the body. This acid is created from the foods you eat. Eating certain foods leave an acid residue in your cells that then travel into the liquid surrounding your cells – lymph liquid. In the lymph liquid, this acid can damage cells and tissue and in doing so starts the inflammation process.A good natural anti-inflammatory to use daily is MSM. MSM travels throughout your body reducing inflammation and stopping the beginnings of disease. Using 2000 – 4000 mg of MSM is not uncommon.The acid in the body is neutralized by minerals. The actual way minerals are created by food and used in your body to stop the destructive effects of acids is taught in nutrition. There are 5 major key minerals that you must concentrate on when you consider what foods to eat. These minerals are responsible for the majority of chemical reactions that occur in your body, which provide you with natural health.Learning natural nutrition is now possible online. In the past, it was difficult to learn nutrition without going to school. Finding courses in practical nutrition can be difficult but what you and most people need is to learn is nutrition that you can put into practice. Understanding nutrition can give you the natural methods that you need to deal with anybody discomfort or disease. It gives you the tools and techniques that you need to apply to keep you healthy for a long time. Find the time, find the course, find the health that you need.