Its that time of year where we are encouraged by numerous supplement and health companies to buy a wonder product and do a detox. ‘Spring clean your insides’, ‘Get ready for the silly season’, whatever the slogan, we are promised to feel energised, cleaner and maybe even loose some weight. But is detoxing really necessary and do you need… Continue reading Is there any point in doing a detox?
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.
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
First do no harm, or ‘PRIMUM NON NOCERE’ is the principle which becomes before all others in Naturopathic consultation. While this covers the obvious cause of harm such as negligence, misleading and deceptive misconduct, it also encompasses a number of other causes including: Ensuring any prescribed treatment will not interact with any medication that the… Continue reading PRIMUM NON NOCERE
‘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
Do you know what naturopathy is? Do you know how a Naturopath treats disease? It is likely that you’re not sure, and that’s ok, you are not alone. I often find myself explaining what it is I actually do. Before, when I would say I am a Chef, people would ask me all about my… Continue reading What is Naturopathy