What Traditional Naturopathy is (And is not)
Traditional Naturopathy adheres to four basic tenets when promoting health and healing and wellness:
- we are created as whole, integrated human beings; therefore, our body, mind and spirit are inextricably intertwined and our health must be supported from this holistic perspective.
- our bodies were created to heal themselves and, so, healing is not as much about an intervention as it is about providing the body with what it needs to restore balance and harmony.
- our health and wellness is based on optimizing the foundations of health – air, water, sunshine, food, movement, sleep, body and energy work, emotional balance and spirituality.
- all modalities utilized are non-invasive and need to be as gentle as possible.
In pursuing wellness, Traditional Naturopathy does not rely on diagnosing conditions or prescribing medications or treating illness. Rather, the approach is to use signs and symptoms to triangulate the source of imbalance and disharmony and then be able to focus on modalities that support and nourish those body systems that are struggling. In essence, our body systems run into difficulty due to the interplay of two factors – lack of nutrients and exposure to toxins. The lack of nutrients renders the biological, chemical and energetic processes in our body incapable of functioning properly. Exposure to toxins damages and interferes with these same functions. Healing is restored gently as lifestyle changes are made that optimize the foundations of health in relation to these two factors.
I have been trained in Homeopathy, Bach Flowers, Herbology, Iridology and Reams Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). As a farmer for the past 20+ years, I have gained invaluable knowledge about the entire cycle of life - from physics to microbes to soil to plants to animals to us. This translates into a unique perspective on eating lifestyles and their role in a holistic way of life. One of the things I love about all the above is how gently each contributes to and supports healing through restoring balance and harmony.