Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What is Naturopathy?

People often ask me what the difference is between Allopathy (medical training) and Naturopathy.

The first annotation in the dictionary defines ‘doctor’ as a teacher.  A naturopath is a teacher of natural means for enhancing health, wellness and longevity.  Naturopathy is not a system of medicine, diagnosis or treatments such as are held by the medical societies, but a lifestyle of practices which builds immunity, improves mental health and enhances body function.  Our belief is that every person has the right to learn of the natural God-given, life-enhancing practices embodied in naturopathy that will help him/her maintain mental, physical and emotional health.    

Naturopathy embodies philosophies and principles involving pure water, clean air, wholesome  food, proper diet and nutrition, exercise, proper living, appropriate rest, right thinking, absence from toxic substances, body ecology, effective management of stress and a number of other natural subjects which lead to a balanced living concept. 

We believe that physical health is primarily a reflection of God’s universal law of cause and effect.  A man reaps what he sows.  How we care for our bodies is both a physical and spiritual issue which impacts our health and the health of our offspring.  In cases where health principles have been violated, the only true ‘cure’ is for the body  to restore its own protective mechanisms by removing those physical and spiritual roadblocks that hinder proper restoration and/or healing. 

Enjoy a peaceful day,


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