What causes ill health and disease?
In order to begin to work towards optimal health we first need to understand there are 4 main factors which cause ill-health, chronic disease and premature aging:
1. toxin over-load (mostly from the food we are eating, but also
from our environment)
The human population is rapidly becoming more diseased! The main reason? The food we are eating is making us sick! We will not get better until we change the way we are eating. Only when we are eating real foods the right way is the sickness paradigm we are living in going to reverse. Our immune systems will become strong again so we can fight off infection, reverse disease processes and be well.
How do we heal?
We have to find the root cause(s), remove it/them if we can and then gently help the body get back in touch with it's amazing ability to heal itself!
Generally I get people to work towards a natural diet based on vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds, good sources of animal proteins and high quality fats - the diet of ancient man, who could only choose to eat what nature provided. Hopefully my clients quickly become so satisfied and feel so much better eating only real food in the right way they are delighted to have easily given up all the manufactured and refined foods and sugar I ask them to eliminate! I do not professionally recommend vegetarian or vegan diets as a rule but do have clients who are following those principles and happily work with them.
Medicines I use are a mix of the highest quality diet, herbs, nutrients and homotoxicology.
When necessary I recommend allergy and intolerance testing or, if a client would prefer I guide them through an elimination and re-challenge diet protocol to identify foods they may be intolerant or allergic to.
As part of an initial consultation I do urinary and saliva tests for pH. these measurements being extremely helpful for me to understand the internal "terrain" of my client’s body so that I know more clearly what is necessary to re-balance for a speedy return to good health.
How the digestive system functions and the pH of the body are both fundamental to health and successful healing outcomes.
A supervised Naturopathic detox program is a great way to boost your
energy, improve mental clarity, promote clear skin and improve organ function.
Detoxing before beginning a naturopathic treatment course for a specific health condition is often a great way to “clear the path” and allow the healing processes of the body to
work freely and more effectively.
There are a variety of ways to address detoxification and we can discuss this at your initial appointment.
For your FREE detoxification questionnaire, please contact Meryn.
Other testing which I may recommend, and which are mostly sent to labs in the USA, include: