All you need to know about Naturopathy

Posted by johnroone on April 25th, 2019

Naturopathic medicine uses safe and effective diet and lifestyle changes, supplements and herbal medicine to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  Naturopathic medicine believes that with the right conditions, the body can come back to homeostasis and health. 

Naturopathic medicine is also at the forefront of genetic treatment as it is the environment that triggers a gene mutation to be expressed.  Of particular interest in this emerging area is Naturopath Sydney MTHFR


Environmental factors that can impact how a gene is expressed include stress, inflammation, infection, dysbiosis, exposure to pesticides, heavy metals and plastics, and nutrient deficiencies.  Naturopaths are well equipped with dealing with these issues with safe and effective treatments.

One example of what can happen when the MTHFR gene is expresses is a build-up of histamines in the body causing migraines, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, eczema, hives and gut issues. Naturopath Sydney Histaminesis also available to treat these issues. 

Training to become a naturopath includes a 4 year university degree. Subjects studied include physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine and clinical research. The degree also includes practical application with students attending the student clinic to see and treat patients as part of their training. 

Underlying naturopathic philosophy are   key principles being,

  1. The healing power of nature.  Naturopathy recognises that nature is perfectly balanced and organised intelligently to create, maintain, repair and destroy matter synchronistically.  The body also has its own intuitive mechanism of healing that operates in congruence with the laws of nature.
  2. Identify and treat the causes.  This principle recognises that all illness must have a cause and for health to be restored, the cause needs to be identified and treated.
  3. Treat the whole person.  Health and disease re the results of an intricate and intimate interlay of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, familial and occupational factors.  All of these factors need to be considered when implementing a treatment plan for each individual patient.
  4. First do no harm.  The naturopath’s role is to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal and if this approach underpins practice, then harmless practice will be a direct results.
  5. Doctor as teacher. Naturopaths inspire and motivate the patient and encourage self motivation. The naturopath seeks to empower the patient and encourage self-empowerment. 
  6. Prevention.  Once health is restored, naturopathic medicine encourages to patient to adopt new and better lifestyle habits to prevent ill health from returning. 

Naturopaths also recognise that good health starts in the gut.  To get the best naturopathic treatment for gut, you can find Naturopath Sydney CBD gutavailable for face to face consultations as well as via skype.