Naturopathy is an age-old approach to everyday wellness that focuses on a healthy lifestyle, including eating organic fruits and vegetables when possible. A naturopath will suggest staying active and getting sufficient sleep. Naturopathic medicine uses herbs and botanicals rather than prescription medications.
Because naturopathy is holistic, we always take into consideration emotional and mental wellbeing along with physical health.
WHAT DOES NATUROPATHY ADDRESS?
Some of the areas addressed by natural cure include but are not limited to:
- Environmental pollutants
- Toxic dental fillings
- Foods or environmental allergies
- Microbial imbalances: Viruses (e.g. EBV, CMV, MRSA, Herpes), Bacteria, Fungi (Candidiasis)
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Weak muscles-organs
A certified traditional naturopath (CTN) can guide you through the proper steps and sequence of restoring health and vitality. For thousands of years, cultures around the world healed their ailing using the resources readily available. They made their recommendations based on astute assessment through observation and understanding the whole person, suggesting herbal infusions/teas, salves, ointments, homeopathy, and physical purification techniques (detoxification).
ANCIENT HEALING OR FUTURE MEDICINE?
“May your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” Hippocrates 400 B.C.
Raw, organic fruits and vegetables and fresh herbs and herbal teas are the principal sources Nature Cure uses for healing. Nature Cure holds as its core philosophy the following time-honored tenets to gently stimulate the body’s innate healing ability:
- Vis Medicatrix – Nature holds infinite healing potential.
- Tolle Causam – Identify and treat the cause—not only the symptoms.
- Primum Non Nocere – First do no harm, also known as the “Hippocratic Oath” central to all practice of health care. Our bodies, in their infinite intelligence, use symptoms to draw our attention to an area of our lives which requires rebalancing. Those areas can include: physical discomfort or pain, genetic diseases, emotional upset, mental disorders, spiritual, environmental, professional, and social issues.
- Docere – Before modern medicine, people viewed the physician as a teacher. In the ancient world physicians were, first and foremost, teachers. They acted as guides and encouraged the patient to assume responsibility for his/her self-care. Prevention is the best cure.
Because our hurried lifestyle has displaced rest and relaxation to alleviate stress, and highly processed foods have overtaken fresh, locally grown produce, a return to the basic principles of naturopathy is needed today more than ever before. Our mission is to remind and re-educate our fellow health-seekers in the practical application of Nature Cure into our daily routine.
NATUROPATHY HEALTH TIP
Buy organic whenever possible. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables are high in enzymes and do not contain the chemicals present in conventional produce. The pesticides used by growers and farmers to keep bugs away create a great chemical burden on the body. That burden places excessive stress on the liver and contributes to hormone imbalance, including thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism), a high incidence of diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome X, and autoimmune disorders. Also, use only olive oil or coconut oil: other oils overly stress the gallbladder.
Organic food’s frequency is higher, so you will derive more nourishment from it. Consequently, you will not feel as hungry as normal. Eating less and consuming more nutrient-rich foods provides your body with higher quality nourishment and vibrations as opposed to quantity of food. The higher you can maintain your body-mind-spirit vibration, the better primed you are to handle stress. Your immune system does not have to work as hard, so your body is better equipped to handle bacterial and viral infections and disease when they do present themselves.
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Start healing with Naturopathy. Schedule a nutritional needs assessment today.
For more information on specific nutrients go to Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute website.
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