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Naturopaths follow the Laws of Nature August 5, 2011

Posted by Dreamhealer in naturopathic.
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Recently a new patient commented on how they like coming to the office just to learn. I was happy to hear this as what I have been trying to promote over the last 26 years is the role of “doctor” as teacher. Doctor comes from the latin word “docere” which means “to teach.”

My overall goal is that any information that I am able to share with my patients will be useful for them for years to come. My website is filled with articles and newsletters that I have been writing over the last 20 years. Someone once asked me if some of these articles are now outdated and I said ‘no’!

Naturopathic medicine is really a common sense medicine built on a strong foundation of basic nutritional knowledge that doesn’t change. Sure there are many new herbs being used and new knowledge regarding nutritional medicine but there are some basic principles that stand the test of time. This is where I start with every patient.

There are 40 micronutrients plus protein, carbohydrates and fats that everybody needs for optimal health. These include 15 minerals, 15 vitamins and essential fatty acids and amino acids.

All of these are inexpensive and deficient in refined foods.

Sugary drinks are the leading source of calories around 40 grams per serving.

Premature aging can be due to a deficiency of these 40 micronutrients that lead to free radical formation and DNA damage.

These micronutrients improve the immune system, raise the good cholesterol HDL, lower Homocysteine (protein in the blood associated with inflammation and diseases of aging) and improve mitochondrial functioning.

Multivitamins do not have adequate dosages of calcium, magnesium, potassium and omega 3 essential fats.

To preserve itself in the face of these deficiencies, the body develops diseases of aging.

The role of the gut health is integral to almost any health condition including the obesity epidemic.

Following the Laws of Nature are inherent in any Naturopathic Medical practice.

This includes: getting enough sleep, getting enough time outdoors in the sun, drinking enough good quality water, eating a Mediterranean type diet, proper elimination of toxins from the body and time for peace and quiet. Read Full Article… 

Submitted by Dreamhealer

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