Dietary nutrition is vital to naturopathic principles and underpins all healing, homeostasis and re-juvination. Generally the idea is to reach a balance of pH in systemic tissue (ie around 6.8-7.2), so efficient enzyme function and optimal cellular energy can be carried out. Digestive health is also essential in the nutritional process involving optimal gut microflora, mucosal barrierContinue reading “Basics of nutrition”
Category Archives: Digestive
Dietary Protein – Fact or Myth
Are you getting your daily requirements? One of the main problems I encounter in clinic is client’s overall dietary deficiency in daily protein. There are many factors for this macro nutrient deficiency. Firstly there is a lot of misinformation regarding protein itself and secondly clients seem afraid of acidifying their bodies by eating too muchContinue reading “Dietary Protein – Fact or Myth”
A Naturopathic Understanding of Weight Management. Does one size fit all? Certainly not, we are all shapes & sizes, maintaining, losing or gaining weight for very different complex reasons. Naturopathic weight management assesses a person’s whole health profile including; their physical health and nutritional intake, exercise or activity levels, as well as, psycho-emotional and spiritualContinue reading “Why Weight?”
Understanding the acid -alkaline or pH balance in our bodies.
pH (potential of hydrogen ions) is the indicator used to measure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. ( For instance a low pH indicates a high concentration of hydronium ions and a more acidic solution, whilst a high pH indicates a low concentration, hence the solution is more alkaline.) pH is measured on aContinue reading “Understanding the acid -alkaline or pH balance in our bodies.”
Peeling off the Layers – Bio-Regulatory Medicine
Bio-regulatory Medicine (BRM) is overall, an evolution of scientific exploration and the art of prescribing to aid the body’s natural healing abilities. It takes into consideration techniques that can induce a self-regulatory reaction in our innate healing mechanisms and attempts to influence the body directly and indirectly, using saline and medicinal stimulants, so that theContinue reading “Peeling off the Layers – Bio-Regulatory Medicine”
Do you have Undiagnosed Thyroid Problems?
An increase of (mostly) women are presenting with undiagnosed or ‘subclinical’ thyroid problems. Their symptoms can be subtle or obvious; they present with one or more symptoms; their thyroid gland maybe over or under- active or fluctuate between. They are generally tired, moody and carrying extra weight, or thinner with heart racing, trembling and anxious.Continue reading “Do you have Undiagnosed Thyroid Problems?”