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 (**link to nutrition page info**) as well as using additional tools such as herbal medicine and flower essences. Medical testing is also within my scope of practice. I bring BodyTalk (**link to BT page**) into a session if it seems appropriate and is desired by the individual, and alternatively BodyTalk is 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.
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.
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.