"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."Benjamin Franklin A major aspect of Naturopathy is its focus on preventative healthcare and our role as "Docere" is to teach patients the meaning of Disease Prevention and Health promotion. To teach them to be ‘proactive’ in maintaining health rather than solely being ‘reactive’ to treating … Continue reading Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Principle 6)
Did you know that the english word "doctor" has its roots in Latin? It is derived from the latin word "Docere" which means "to teach". This principle reminds us that we are "Educators", not just "Prescribers". We educate patients on the factors that affect health and disease so that individuals are more informed about the … Continue reading “Doctor as Teacher” (Naturopathic Principle 5)
This Naturopathic Principle speaks to the philosophy of Holism. In almost every case, you cannot address the root cause of disease without looking at every factor that affects the individual's health. Details in the post. 👇🏻🧐
Naturopathic Principle 3: Treat the Cause. Of cause 😉, symptomatic treatment is important but ultimately we want to find out the root cause of disease and treat that. The only other alternative would to rely on medications (and their side effects) for life eh?
We only have one body to live in. It takes care of us, but do we take care of it? Every moment of every day, our bodies talk to us and give us feedback on how its doing. Sometimes it is direct and immediate, like when your hurt yourself by accident. Other times, it is … Continue reading Your Body Knows Best
This post covers the 2nd Naturopathic Principle. What is "Vis Medicatrix Naturae"? and how do Naturopaths apply this in practice? It's a short post but I hope its informative. Peace, Love & Health J.T.
Unless it’s a life threatening condition, often the suppression of symptoms with medication like NSAIDs or Paracetamol might be doing more harm than good. Have you considered maybe the symptoms are part of our body's natural healing processes? And that interfering with them might lead to more problems in the future? A fever is a … Continue reading Suppressing Symptoms?
This post highlights the possibility of adverse effects from drugs/medication and how you can find this out for yourself as many doctors don't have the time to go through them with you.
This next series of posts will focus on the 7 Naturopathic Principles. We start is a Principle anyway? Followed by a description of the first one which all doctors know by heart - "First, Do No Harm" or "Primum non nocere". What does this mean? And finally, how is it implemented in naturopathic practice? Read on to find out! Love, Peach and Health J.T.
The last post gave a broad "Overview of the Naturopathic Profession." This one will cover the 2 core Naturopathic philosophies. Before we dig into the Naturopathic philosophies, what exactly is a philosophy anyway? (Meaning of philosophy from a quick google search) In this instance, the 2nd meaning is more applicable. (highlighted in the picture) Therefore, … Continue reading Naturopathic Philosophies: VITALISM and HOLISM