The most important topic to address before I begin posting information and recipes is the most common question I get asked; "What is naturopath and what do you do?"
Unlike popular belief, a naturopath is an evidence-based profession with our treatment stemming from research and textbooks. A degree in naturopathy is a Health Science degree and covers biochemistry, biology, pathology, clinical science and pharmacology.
Like a nutritionist, we treat and prevent diseases by altering an individuals nutritional intake and provide nutritional supplementation when required. However, we also have other tools under our belt, such as herbal medicine. Herbal medicine has been used traditionally yet also used extensively through studies and trials and contains active constituents which act on the body in a biochemical manner. Naturopaths also educate the client and provide lifestyle and environmental modifications.
Although we treat alongside the medical industry, we do not treat the symptoms of the disease only, and instead treat the underlying cause of the disease. This means we investigate why you're even experiencing symptoms to begin with, so we are able to treat the cause rather than the symptoms. This is to ensure the condition will not return once effectively treated, or to at least prolong the time between illness. Each naturopath treats differently, which makes us all unique, as no one clients cause of the disease is the same. Therefore we all have experience in different areas.
I work as a family naturopath working with reproductive issues, preconception care, conception, postpartum, babies, children and ongoing support for the mother.
I hope to treat you in the future! Please reach out if you have any questions.
Balanced Beings xx