The majority of herbal medicines used today have a long history of traditional use in many different cultures around the world. Much of this empirical knowledge is supported by a wealth of modern scientific and clinical research, which also provides new insights into the application of many of these time honoured herbal remedies.
Herbal medicine is effective in all age groups including infants and children where it is a very efficient method of breaking the infection-antibiotic roundabout that many children experience.
Herbal medicine is very beneficial in treating many health problems including:
Over my many years of clinical experience I have found that herbal medicines are very, very effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health disorders.
The naturopathic profession has always considered good nutrition to be fundamental to optimum health and well-being. This concept is now gaining acceptance in orthodox medicine and other scientific fields. There is no doubt that good nutrition is an essential part of achieving good health.
Sometimes when there are significant deficiencies or increased demand for nutrients, nutritional supplements are prescribed in order to bring about a result quickly.
I will advise you about the best dietary approach for you as an individual so that you feel healthy, vital and enthused about life.
The key to healthy, effective weight loss is a combination of the correct balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats in the diet, and sensible lifestyle choices. There is no one approach to weight loss that works for everybody, so an individual approach is essential.
I will work closely with you, in order to tailor a program to suit your individual needs. During the process of weight loss, you will learn to approach your diet and lifestyle in a slightly different way, enabling you to have total control in maintaining your new weight.
Our body’s detoxification processes are an important part of maintaining optimum health. Unfortunately, we are increasingly exposed to toxic compounds in the air that we breathe, and in the food and water that we consume daily. It makes good sense therefore, to assist the body and improve overall health with a regular program of detoxification. It is ideal to do a detoxification program twice a year.
The Bowen Technique is the gentle adjustment of muscles and tissues surrounding your skeletal structure. This treatment is used for a variety of musculo-skeletal disorders and other health problems including back pain, frozen shoulder, headaches, and asthma and sinusitis.
Massage has many benefits aside from relaxation, which in itself has a great therapeutic value. Massage will relieve muscle stiffness and soreness, improve circulation and lymphatic flow, and promote tissue repair after injury. Regular massage plays an important role in reducing stress and increasing general well-being.
Food Sources for Immune Enhancing Nutrients
All nutrients play a role including the macronutrients – protein, fats and carbohydrates. The secret is to have a healthy diet containing lots of fresh vegetables, some fresh fruit, lean animal foods (if you are not vegetarian/vegan), some nuts and seeds, and some whole grains especially the high nutrient grains such as quinoa.
A variety of healthy foods is the key. It is also best to avoid the health damaging foods such as refined sugars and flours, packaged/processed foods, artificial food additives, also excessive alcohol and caffeine.
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