What is Naturopathy?

The‭ ‬principle‭ ‬behind‭ ‬naturopathy‭ ‬is‭ ‬to‭ ‬look‭ ‬at‭ ‬a‭ ‬person‭ ‬from‭ ‬a‭ ‬holistic‭ ‬perspective,‭ ‬in‭ ‬other‭ ‬words,‭ ‬as‭ ‬an‭ ‬entirety.‭ ‬Each‭ ‬human‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬complex‭ ‬being,‭ ‬consisting‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬physical,‭ ‬emotional‭ ‬and‭ ‬spiritual‭ ‬body.‭ ‬The‭ ‬combination‭ ‬of‭ ‬these‭ ‬three‭ ‬elements‭ ‬creates‭ ‬the‭ ‬reality‭ ‬of‭ ‬our‭ ‬health‭ ‬state,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬absence‭ ‬of‭ ‬good‭ ‬health‭ ‬and‭ ‬wellness‭ ‬is‭ ‬termed‭ ‬as‭ ‘‬dis-ease‭’‬.‭ ‬Naturopathy‭ ‬focuses‭ ‬on‭ ‬finding‭ ‬the‭ ‬cause‭ ‬of‭ ‬disease,‭ ‬rather‭ ‬than‭ ‬only‭ ‬treating‭ ‬the‭ ‬symptoms.‭ ‬Naturopathy‭ ‬addresses‭ ‬nutrition‭ ‬as‭ ‬well‭ ‬as‭ ‬using‭ ‬additional‭ ‬tools‭ ‬such‭ ‬as‭ ‬herbal‭ ‬medicine‭ ‬and‭ ‬flower‭ ‬essences.‭ ‬Medical‭ ‬testing‭ ‬is‭ ‬also‭ ‬within‭ ‬my‭ ‬scope‭ ‬of‭ ‬practice.‭ ‬I‭ ‬bring‭ BioFeedback technology & ‬BodyTalk into a session if it seems appropriate and is desired by the individual. Alternatively BodyTalk & Reiki are available as a stand alone session.

My‭ ‬focus‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ ‬naturopath‭ ‬is‭ ‬to‭ ‬address‭ ‬each‭ ‬element‭ ‬during‭ ‬consultation,‭ ‬creating‭ ‬individual‭ ‬treatments‭ ‬that‭ ‬focus‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬key‭ ‬aspects‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬person‭’‬s‭ ‬health‭ ‬with‭ ‬consideration‭ ‬of‭ ‬personal‭ ‬interests‭ ‬and‭ ‬needs.  I have a strong philosophy of ’less is more’ when it comes to supplementation, and am aware that my industry has gained a reputation for heavy selling and bags full of products.  By utilising the various tools of my practice, my focus is on finding the root cause to give advice that is practical and achievable.  I prefer a strong focus on food, lifestyle and energetic balancing as much as possible.

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What‭ ‬is‭ ‬Nutrition‭?

Hippocrates‭ ‬said‭ “‬Let‭ ‬food‭ ‬be‭ ‬thy‭ ‬medicine,‭ ‬and‭ ‬medicine‭ ‬be‭ ‬thy‭ ‬food‭”‬.‭ ‬He recognized‭ ‬the‭ ‬ability‭ ‬of‭ ‬diet‭ ‬to‭ ‬alter‭ ‬the‭ ‬health‭ ‬state,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬deliberate‭ ‬use‭ ‬of‭ ‬foods‭ ‬to‭ ‬eliminate‭ ‬health‭ ‬conditions‭ ‬and‭ ‬promote‭ ‬well-being.‭

Optimum‭ ‬health‭ ‬and‭ ‬digestion‭ ‬relies‭ ‬on‭ ‬a‭ ‬number‭ ‬of‭ ‬factors‭ ‬such‭ ‬as‭ ‬a‭ ‬balanced‭ ‬diet,‭ ‬sufficient‭ ‬water‭ ‬intake‭ ‬and‭ ‬stress‭ ‬management.‭ ‬Our‭ ‬bodies‭ ‬can‭ ‬easily‭ ‬become‭ ‬depleted‭ ‬in‭ ‬essential‭ ‬nutrients‭ ‬through‭ ‬poor‭ ‬dietary‭ ‬choices,‭ ‬regular‭ ‬junk‭ ‬foods,‭ ‬alcohol,‭ ‬smoking‭ ‬and‭ ‬stress.‭ ‬The‭ ‬Modern‭ ‬diet‭ ‬and‭ ‬lifestyle‭ ‬is‭ ‬aimed‭ ‬at‭ ‬convenience‭ ‬rather‭ ‬than‭ ‬disease‭ ‬prevention.

Additives‭ ‬for‭ ‬prolonged‭ ‬shelf‭ ‬life‭ ‬affect‭ ‬digestion‭ ‬and‭ ‬elimination‭ ‬processes,‭ ‬and‭ ‬promote‭ ‬toxic‭ ‬build-up‭ ‬leading‭ ‬to‭ ‬skin‭ ‬conditions,‭ ‬hormone‭ ‬imbalance,‭ ‬sleep‭ ‬quality‭ ‬and‭ ‬mood‭ ‬changes.‭ ‬This‭ ‬means‭ ‬that‭ ‬our‭ ‬bodies‭ ‬respond‭ ‬not‭ ‬only‭ ‬to‭ ‬what‭ ‬we‭ ‬eat,‭ ‬but‭ ‬when‭ ‬and‭ ‬how‭ ‬we‭ ‬prepare‭ ‬and‭ ‬eat‭ ‬it.‭ ‬When‭ ‬we‭ ‬become‭ ‬aware‭ ‬of‭ ‬these‭ ‬principles‭ ‬and‭ ‬apply‭ ‬them‭ ‬to‭ ‬our‭ ‬daily‭ ‬routines,‭ ‬we‭ ‬can‭ ‬begin‭ ‬to‭ ‬live‭ ‬our‭ ‬lives‭ ‬deliberately,‭ ‬harmoniously‭ ‬and‭ ‬beneficially.‭

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What‭ ‬is‭ ‬BodyTalk‭?

BodyTalk‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬healthcare‭ ‬system‭ ‬designed‭ ‬by‭ ‬your‭ ‬body‭ ‬-‭ ‬to‭ ‬address‭ ‬the‭ ‬emotions,‭ ‬physical‭ ‬or‭ ‬environment‭ ‬-‭ ‬THE‭ ‬WHOLE‭ ‬STORY,‭ ‬and‭ ‬is‭ ‬suitable‭ ‬for‭ ‬people,‭ ‬animals‭ ‬and‭ ‬plants.

Stress‭ ‬can‭ ‬overload‭ ‬our‭ ‬energetic‭ ‬circuits,‭ ‬causing‭ ‬them‭ ‬to‭ ‬fail‭ ‬or‭ ‬beome‭ ‬compromised,‭ ‬like‭ ‬plugging‭ ‬too‭ ‬many‭ ‬appliances‭ ‬into‭ ‬an‭ ‬outlet‭ ‬and‭ ‬tripping‭ ‬a‭ ‬circuit‭ ‬breaker‭ ‬in‭ ‬your‭ ‬home.‭ ‬You‭ ‬have‭ ‬blown‭ ‬a‭ ‬fuse‭ ‬and‭ ‬must‭ ‬go‭ ‬reset‭ ‬it,‭ ‬but‭ ‬often‭ ‬times‭ ‬the‭ ‬body‭ ‬cannot‭ ‬reset‭ ‬these‭ ‬blown‭ ‬circuits‭ ‬on‭ ‬its‭ ‬own.‭ ‬As‭ ‬a‭ ‬consequence‭ ‬the‭ ‬body‭ ‬then‭ ‬must‭ ‬continue‭ ‬to‭ ‬function‭ ‬in‭ ‬a‭ ‬less‭ ‬than‭ ‬ideal‭ ‬state.‭

As‭ ‬a‭ ‬BodyTalk‭ ‬Practitioner,‭ ‬I‭ ‬rely‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬guidance‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬body‭’‬s‭ ‬natural‭ ‬wisdom‭ ‬to‭ ‬find‭ ‬the‭ ‬proper‭ ‬order‭ ‬in‭ ‬which‭ ‬they‭ ‬are‭ ‬to‭ ‬be‭ ‬restored.‭ ‬Rather‭ ‬than‭ ‬using‭ ‬invasive‭ ‬techniques,‭ ‬the‭ ‬session‭ ‬is‭ ‬focused‭ ‬on‭ ‬stimulating‭ ‬your‭ ‬body‭’‬s‭ ‬natural‭ ‬healing‭ ‬response‭ ‬to‭ ‬establish‭ ‬better‭ ‬communication‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬body.‭

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