"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)
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.
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
After the previous post about "What is Naturopathy?", I thought of diving straight into the philosophies at the core of Naturopathic practice worldwide. However, I reconsidered and thought that a short post about a broad overview of our profession might be better. Kind of like a Table of Contents before diving straight into the 'book'. … Continue reading Overview of the Naturopathic Profession
When I was a kid, I had childhood asthma and the doctors were always quick to prescribe cough syrups and inhalers. Although these were strong, quick and effective remedies, over the years, I realized that they may have weakened my bronchial structures (air passages). As a result, every time I caught a cough, it would … Continue reading Coltsfoot Tea and Marshmallow Extract for Persistent Dry Cough
"THE BEST OF ALL MEDICINES IS RESTING AND FASTING." - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Through some combination of divine intervention and listening to my gut, I recently started seeing another naturopath and Singapore's only Medical Herbalist, Dr. Sebastian Liew. I even bought his book! More details about the journey leading up to this another time. After hearing about my condition, my … Continue reading New Fasting Protocol: Purging, Lemon Juice and Spelt Broth!
Story of my autoimmune battles the last 6 months. Not giving up on this war!
This is the first of a series of posts related to autoimmune disease and the 'weapons' we have against it. Hence the title Autoimmune Arsenal ;). There are numerous theories on the causes of autoimmune diseases from genetic predisposition to increased chemical use in the environment, drugs, emotional stress, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, 'Leaky Gut', … Continue reading AUTOIMMUNE ARSENAL: Antimicrobial + Antifungal Medication for Gut Dysbiosis
Recently received the results of a comprehensive stool analysis done about a month ago based on the recommendations of my Naturopathic Doctor. Yes, I had to prod, poke, scoop, bottle, freeze and pass the 💩 to my doc who sent it to America for analysis. It turns out I have a large amount of dysbiotic gut flora belonging to … Continue reading Comprehensive Stool Test to Find The Root Cause of Autoimmunity