- Modern Herbal Medicine
- Vitamin & Supplement Plan
- Detox/ Cleanse
- Bach Flower essences
- Stress Management
- Lifestyle Counselling
- Weight Loss Plan
Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Tailoring the diet is the first step to optimal health and this is the approach I take with my practice. Nutritional medicine is a method of evaluating an individual’s health, identifying imbalances, and recommending foods that are best suited to address these deficiencies.
Modern Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine has a long history, in fact its use dates back to the beginning of civilisation. Modern medical research has shown that the phytochemicals of medicinal herbs have curative properties. Many of the medicines we use today are synthesized molecules imitating the action of these plants. Medical research now endorses a number of herbal remedies. These plants are used to prevent and treat illness as well as enhance health.
Vitamin & Supplement Plan
In a perfect world one would get all of their vitamins and minerals from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and other healthy foods and drinks. In certain cases, when there is an important deficiency, it is best to take high quality supplements for a limited time period to get your body back in proper balance.
Detox involves a short simplified diet plan to enable your body to cleanse itself. Our modern dietary regimen of abundance, a sedentary lifestyle and environmental pollutants encourage the build up of toxins in our system. Toxicity causes our body not to function as efficiently as it could and contributes to a number of health concerns including stress, fatigue and glandular imbalances.
What you can expect from a cleanse:
- Increased energy
- Reduction of stress
- Clearer thinking
- Better digestion
- Weight loss
- Better absorption of vitamins and minerals
- Prevention of disease
This is not a fast and you will not feel hungry because you will consume three meals per day. You can continue on with your normal activities, however abstaining from extreme physical activity is recommended.
More than simple bath oils and fragrances, plant-derived essential oils are powerful therapeutic tools that promote psychological and physical well-being. Through careful and precise dosaging, these oils can be used in a variety of ways, and like plants, for many different ailments. They are usually combined with other natural therapies.
Bach flower essences
Bach flower essences work on the emotional sphere by helping maintain a healthy emotional balance which in turn affects the body as a whole.
Although many definitions exists, stress according to Seaward, “is the inability to cope with a perceived threat to one’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, which results in a series of physiological responses and adaptations.” Unfortunately stress has become a daily part of many of our lives. Chronic stress have a physiological response on the body and is known to negatively affect health. Scientist have shown the damaging effects of chronic stress on the nervous, immune and endocrine systems which in turn influences other bodily systems.
The good news is that there are a variety of different and effective tools and techniques to help us manage stress. Stress management allows us to cope and change our perceptions of threats which we consider stressors.
In addressing stress, I look at how you deal with stress, your coping mechanisms as well the various stressors in your life, sometimes known sometimes unknown to you. Stressors may be related to relationships, social interactions, work, environment, but also nutritional choices, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, toxic load (from various forms of pollutants), etc.
Subsequently, the appropriate tools and techniques are chosen and applied to manage and reduce stress such as: nutrition, herbs, supplements, physical exercise plan, cleanses, breathing exercises, meditation techniques and/or Bach flower essences.
“If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” – Roth Gabrielle
Naturopaths are committed to the education and guidance of their patients and recognize that attitude, beliefs and emotions are an important part of maintaining health. By taking your goals into consideration as well as where you are in your individual health journey, we provide motivation and support to help you overcome any obstacle that may come in the way of your optimal health.