People often ask me ‘if there is one thing I could do for my health what would it be?’ It can be a difficult question to answer when you consider all the different things the body needs to be healthy. By far the one thing needed for health is a fresh, whole food diet which provides all the nutrients needed… Continue reading Is your gut bacteria out of whack?
I have previously talked about Vitamin D in relation to immune health, which you can check out that blog here Immune boosting tips to avoid the flu. But this Vitamin is needed for so many other reactions within the body. Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient (meaning it needs fat to be absorbed), made up of… Continue reading Shinning some light on Vitamin D.
B group vitamins are commonly known for giving us energy. But did you know that the energy doesn’t only come from the Bs? There are 8 vitamins that make up what is commonly called the ‘B Group Vitamins’. Some of them are essential in the production of energy from macro nutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate). Without… Continue reading B vitamins, more than B B Bounce.
For breakfast this morning I had sautéed mushrooms and cauliflower, a big handful of kale, 2 eggs and a turmeric chai latte. It is my favourite breakfast, not only because its delicious but I know that I am starting my day with a good dose of essentially every nutrient. Just half a cup of kale… Continue reading Tips for planning Mindful Meals.
We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’, which is often followed by the words ‘I need to eat a skinny person’ or ‘so don’t be cheap, fake and nasty’. But have you ever really thought about what it actually means. Put simply it means that if you eat nutrient devoid food, you… Continue reading Why eating mindfully is so Important.
The final principle of naturopathic medicine is disease prevention or ‘PRAEVENIRE’. This principle has the potential to change the way we use healthcare, and in the long rung would save billions of dollars globally if it were embraced by every healthcare provider. While cures and treatment are important now, more effort needs to be put… Continue reading PRAEVENIRE
The second last naturopathic principle is DOCERE or ‘doctor as teacher’. Educating and inspiring people to take responsibility and control of their health without having to continuously rely on any form of medication should be one of the main goals of a naturopath. At the core of most chronic health concerns is some form of… Continue reading DOCERE
The healing power of nature or ‘VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE’ is a philosophy that really sets naturopathic medicine apart from conventional medicine. Instead of just relying on prescription drugs as modern medicine does, naturopaths utilise what nature has provided. Whatever your belief is regarding our creation, it was done with the simultaneous creation of natural produce… Continue reading VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE
‘TOLLE CAUSAM’ or treat the cause is the next Naturopathic principle discussed in this series. It follows on from treating the body as a whole, because by doing this a Naturopath will be able to uncover and treat the cause of the complaint rather than just suppress the symptom. Our bodies are pretty good at… Continue reading TOLLE CAUSAM
Here it is, the beginning of my six part series of blogs written about the principles of Naturopathy. For me one of my key roles as a Naturopath, other than treating patients is spreading the word about this truly unique way of looking at health and disease. Like most people I thought that doctors were… Continue reading TOLLE TOTUM