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?
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?
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.
In the last two posts I wrote about Why Eating Mindfully is so Important and provided some Tips for Planning Mindful Meals. But none of this information really matters if you don’t understand why nutrition is so important. In my work I am often surprised by how many people do not associate their poor health with… Continue reading Vitamins (are) ACE
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
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