Modern science and medicine cannot always explain the human body. The thing that makes us human is that we are more than just a sum of our parts, we also have a driving life force, or energy, also called chi or prana. When this vital force is weak, illness can take hold.
Ancient systems like naturopathy, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provide tools for prevention and balance, whereas modern medicine focuses more on treating symptoms.
The modern medical system has been well designed and is exceptionally good for treating acute illness, but it does not possess the tools to be able to address chronic and lifestyle diseases. For this we need a different model, which our ancestors and their ancient traditions give us having been tried and tested for thousands of years.
I use these ancestral principals to help me guide me to make decisions for my own health. Whilst it's not quite as simple as asking 'what would the cave-women have done?' it's a great place to start to try and simplify this very complex environment we find ourselves faced with.
I understand that embarking on a new regime is challenging enough without having to worry about the cost of expensive testing, new equipment or lots of supplements. I am passionate about first using naturopathic techniques freely available to you to make this process easier. Naturopathic methods are based on the body's natural ability to heal itself, we just need to return to our roots and stay out of the way!
Naturopathy is the study and maintenance of health using only what nature has provided such as food, movement, the earth, plants, light, water, the breath, sleep etc.
Naturopathy has been around for thousands of years, famously taught by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, who knew in 400 BC that we should 'Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.
As a naturopathic practitioner I believe wholeheartedly in the 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine: