NATUROPATHY is a system of alternative medicine which facilitates and enhances the body’s own innate healing powers. It draws on several traditional forms of medicine that are both safe and effective to treat the body Holistically. Herbs, vitamins and minerals, healthy dietary protocols, detoxification programs, Homoeopathics and Flower essences can all be part of the Naturopathic treatment.
What is a Naturopath?
Naturopaths prevent, assess, and treat conditions of the mind and body. They use conventional health sciences along with a range of natural therapies in order to treat a person’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect. Naturopathy believes that every person has their own healing energy, and naturopathic treatment simply allows the body to repair itself and recover from illnesses. Naturopaths encourage a person to take responsibility for their own health. The goal is to create a lifestyle that supports health and wellbeing. Naturopaths use therapies such as herbal medicine, nutrition, flower essences, homoeopathy, iridology and nutritional supplements to assist in the healing process.
Nutrition is vital for our health and it can be defined as the science that establishes the relationship between a person’s diet and their overall health. To function properly, the body needs the correct levels of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral, and water. If any of these reach too low a level, a deficiency occurs and this results in a person feeling generally unwell or even illness. Antioxidants are another important part of nutrition as they neutralise free radicals in the body – damaging substances that can contribute to premature aging, heart disease, and liver disease, amongst other problems. To have a healthy diet, it is best to eat a diet that is rich in wholegrains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water. For added health benefits, you can try eating some “superfoods”.