What is Naturopathic Nutrition?
‘Naturopathic’ means nature cure, and as such, Naturopathy allows nature to bring about healing. It aims to restore balance to the body, bringing peace to the mind, reconnecting us with the natural cycles and rhythms, and restoring our own innate vitality. It teaches us that everything we put into our body has a huge effect on who we are and how we function in the world. Seeing the human body as a machine made up of separate parts does not work. It is important to view our body as a whole system, each part interdependent and interacting with the others.
My training is with The School of Naturopathic Nutrition based in Cardiff which teaches naturopathy as a system of diet, nutrition and cleansing techniques supported by an understanding of traditional health practises, including ancient Celtic wisdom of healing, the Chinese system of five elements, and Ayurvedic medicine. The school's unique approach advocates a plant-based diet and focuses on the person as a whole, taking into account the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual factors.
What can I offer?
A nutrition and lifestyle plan that will support your body so that it can engage its own innate healing ability (looking at hydration, diet, lifestyle, supplements and naturopathic techniques).
Seek to understand and remove the underlying causes of illness or disease, rather than eliminate and suppress symptoms.
Look to disease prevention. I will consider risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and, if appropriate, make nutrition and lifestyle recommendations aimed at preventing illness.
An important emphasise is that you are an individual, not a set of symptoms. I will work with you, looking at your physical, mental and emotional health, as well as environmental and social factors - to support and restore balance and vitality to your whole self.
My aim is for you to grow and understand your own health; to know how nutrition and lifestyle factors can alleviate (or aggravate) your symptoms. I want to share ways in which you can be empowered, take responsibility and become the master of your own health and wellbeing going forward!
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"No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature."