It is hard to believe that in the 21st century, malnutrition isn’t just a problem with developing countries. Today, many of us, by the way we eat, suffer with serious nutritional deficiencies.
Standard drug therapies of modern times are ineffective in treating modern diseases caused by poor nutrition, stress and environmental toxins. Nutrient-poor food is the staple diet of many of us and our demand is for fast food that can be served and eaten immediately.
Fast foods, fake sweeteners, hydrogenated fats and oils and soft drinks have found their way into our diets, and the result – illness and disease. Then again childhood obesity is on the rise and can lead to lifelong ill health. Apart from the physical effects, the social and psychological aspects of obesity can make children miserable.
Antibiotics No Longer having the Desired Effect
Food allergies, inflammatory conditions, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease are our portion in modern times, and our stomachs are constantly full, while our nutrient status is low. Many health complaints of today are treated with anti-biotics, but the over-prescription and misuse of them has meant they may no longer work for treating bacterial infections. Antibiotics have been relied on for those times when your immune system won’t be able to rid the body of bacteria before damage is done. With a growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics, there is a serious need to look elsewhere for a cure because the strongest drugs are no longer working for us.
Nature to the Rescue
Nature has provided the body with the tools needed to fight most diseases. It is through sheer abuse that we have altered the ability of our immune system to function the way it should. With antibiotics failing us, nothing will be more important than adjusting our lifestyles and nourishing the immune system so that we can once again restore the body’s ability to heal itself.
Naturopathy – Diagnosis is Observation of the Body
When we don’t supply the body with the right foods and supplements to combat health complaints, its resistance starts to fail, its ability to fight disease diminishes and there is the every present threat of developing degenerative disorders and allergies.
Complementary and alternative healthcare such as naturopathy focuses on non-invasive treatments to help the body heal itself. It does this through the use of dietary and lifestyle changes. It views disease as a manifestation of alterations in the processes the body uses to heal itself.
Naturopathy emphasises health restoration as opposed to disease treatment, and Naturopaths use an array of healing practices such as diet, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapies, herbal medicine, spinal and soft-tissue manipulation, therapeutic counselling and other natural treatments.
In applying naturopathic principles to healing, the Naturopath may administer one or more treatments, with their end aim being to remove obstacles to the body’s normal functioning, and to apply natural forces to restore its recuperative facilities. Only treatments and remedies which act in harmony with the body are used.
There are so many benefits to treating a host of health complaints with natural medicine –
- No harmful side effects. This is the opposite to pharmaceutical drugs which often cause adverse reactions
- Natural medicines are far more cost-effective than modern medicines. Not only that, they can save you having to undergo major surgery too.
- Natural medicine makes use of the body’s natural healing process for treating conditions. The ingredients used in naturopathy are most times those produced in the body.
Healing is a process, and more people are choosing naturopathy as they find it leads them to wellbeing.
Please call the Naturopath, Angela French at The Work Well on 07 3876 2100 or visit our clinic at 108 Latrobe Terrace, in Paddington, QLD for more information.