NATUROPATHIC NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health." –Hippocrates.
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy stresses the use of whole and organic foods as medicine. It follows the principles of naturopathy in that it sees each person as an individual and seeks to find the root cause of diseases and disorders rather than just treating symptoms. The body has the capacity to heal itself if given the right conditions. Harmony can be fostered with proper nutrition, water, rest, sunshine and fasting.
In the second century BC, the Yellow Emporer, in the Classic of Internal Medicine, said ‘’A doctor who treats a disease after it has happened is a mediocre doctor…a doctor who treats a disease before it happens is a superior doctor’’. Chinese physicians were actually paid to keep their patients healthy and were either not paid or dismissed if the patient became ill. This is truly what you would call a ‘health system’ rather than the ‘ill health’ system we currently are operating under.
Based on the above, part of the role of the naturopathic nutritional therapist is empowering the client to take responsibility for his or her own health. In the same way that we service our cars each year we should be always looking at servicing our minds and bodies as prevention is always better than cure.
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I HELP YOU?
"The cure of the part should not be attempted without the cure of the whole." –Plato
Firstly I am more interested in the person that has the disease or disorder than I am the disease or disorder itself. If we can get every system of the body functioning as it should then the body will do its own healing –that is nature’s specialty!
I will begin by asking you to fill in a food diary to give me an idea of the kinds of food you eat and what you drink on a regular basis. I will also ask you to fill in an in depth health questionnaire. I ask you to send these back to me before our session so I can have time to look through them and research any medications or conditions you may have.
During our initial session which will last approximately an hour and a half we will go into more depth and create a time line of your health from birth to the present. Once this is completed I will create a programme for you which may involve changes to your diet, the use of supplements and lifestyle changes. We may require laboratory testing, some of which may be done through your G.P. or some privately. I will always discuss the options and costs with you prior to you making a decision on this.
I will generally recommend that we see each other again every 4-6 weeks for an hour (depending what we are working on) to establish progress. I am also contactable between sessions for any questions or concerns.
Due to my training in counselling and psychotherapy, I may suggest further investigation along this route if I believe your issues could be emotionally and mentally related as this is not at all uncommon.