Saturday, March 27, 2010

Naturopathic Doctors - Credentials Uncovered

Do you know who is standing behind those credentials? A medical doctor? Nurse? Neither?

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Naturopathy Treatments

Naturopathy treatments are based on the premise that we must:

   1.  Stimulate the body's innate ability to heal itself.
   2.  Focus on nutrition  because what you put into your body will influence 
        the healing process.
   3.  Use remedies that minimize the risk of side-effects.
   4.  Use the power of nature (water, sunlight, fresh air) to help keep the body

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History of Naturopathy

The history of naturopathy dates back to Ancient Greece and the teachings of Hygeia, the goddess of health, and the daughter of Asclepius, the god of medicine.

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What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is alternative medicine at its best!  It relies on the body's innate ability to heal itself and focuses on finding the cause, rather than merely treating the signs and symptoms of disease.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Naturopathy Defined

Naturopathy is a philosophy that focuses on the premise that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic providers of care follow six important principles:

1. First, do no harm. A practitioner trained in the philosophy of traditional naturopathy will never do invasive procedures, surgeries, or utilize remedies that contain side effects.

2. Treat the cause. Rather than treat the signs and symptoms of illness, the naturopath seeks to uncover the actually cause of the illness.

3. Strengthen the innate ability of the body. To combat germs and other foreign substances the naturopath introduces remedies that will initiate the body’s own immune system to fight the microorganism.

4. Focus on holism: Treat the entire person and not just the illness.

5. Collaborative process: The relationship between the naturopath and the client is one of trust and respect. The naturopath listens, and provides the client with the necessary tools to make informed health care decisions.

Naturopaths believe in the remedies found in nature:

  •  Eating fresh whole foods that are not processed or refined.
  •  Exposure to fresh air and sunlight.
  •  Drinking plenty of pure water.
  • Rest so the body can perform important self-maintenance and repair functions.
  • Exercise to strengthen the body and organs.