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8th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 05-07, 2025 | Rome, Italy

Traditional Medicine 2023

Foods and nutrition help in navigating the future of healthcare and humankind through the healing power of nature

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2023 - Julieta Andico Songco
JAS Consulting Services, United States
Title : Foods and nutrition help in navigating the future of healthcare and humankind through the healing power of nature


After what we went through with the pandemic, natural disasters, and other devastating conditions and climactic situational changes in the environment, what is the future of healthcare and humankind? After the cost of healthcare to the inhabitants of the world, what’s next? This presentation/scientific session will provide some insights and perspectives to define and simplify the role of foods and nutrition – how foods and nutrition will help in navigating the future of healthcare and humankind through the healing power of nature. Foods exist in nature. Nutrition as a science and an art, acts and starts when food is ingested, digested and metabolized for people’s good health and wellbeing. Food is an adjunct, spiritual vein to the healing power of nature. Methodically, this proposed presentation will consist of observations and reviews from this author’s experiences as an International Speaker, attendee/participant, and poster presenter from four International Congress of Dietetics. since 1984 to present in Montreal, Canada, Paris, France; Manila, Philippines; Sydney, Australia; Granada, Spain; and Cape Town, South. Africa. This author was also a Speaker for an Ambassador program in Beijing, China on health and wellness.  Her topics range from “Nutrition Education to the Public,” “Nutrition Assessment for Residents’ Quality of Life in Long Term Care Facilities,” and “Going to Sustainable Eating: A Venue for Nutrition Education,” and “We Can Accelerate Change, Improve Nutrition, and Unlock the Potential to End Hunger”. The audience at this presentation will be able to learn techniques; teaching styles, and strategies to apply in the classroom and/or practice for students and clients. Through metaphors, storytelling, demonstrations, and questions and answers, participants will show that they engaged during the presentation. Furthermore, this presentation could provide inspiration and practical solutions that they could use to expand their research or teaching with an improvement in their accuracy design for new information in their own lesson plans. Nature at its best has a healing power. What are the ramifications and characteristics of nature that would make this possible? This depends on how you define nature and what disciplines are we talking about. This presenter’s experiences as a Consultant Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; a Nutrition Educator for all ages from conception to old age, Author, International Speaker, a Medical Mission Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Church Lector, a wife, mother and grandmother will be shared to the audience. Lastly, we need to recognize the old adage/debate of nature versus nurture. Nature refers to all of the genes and hereditary factors that influence who we are and our physical appearance to our personality. In this line of thinking, “you are what you eat”. Food and nutrition help as they are like husband and wife – a happy, married couple for good health of humankind. They are inseparable and consequently, a staple in navigating the future of healthcare and humankind through the healing power of nature.


Julieta Andico Songco has a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Education (major in Community Nutrition), both from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and a Cum Laude Consultant Dietitian and a Distinguished Member Awardee of AND Dietetics in Health Care Communities Dietetic Practice Group (DHCC-DPG). She has presented three papers at the International Congress of Dietetics (ICD) with one as both paper and poster presentations at the 17th International Congress of Dietetics at CapeTown, South Africa. She has also been an ICD attendee in Sydney, Australia and Montreal, Canada. She was the first Philippines Medical Mission RDN.