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Food for Thought about Medicine Choices Today!

By Julie Doherty

The very essence of your health is that the answer lies within the choices and decisions that you make! Learning about the treatments and medicines that are available and their effects on your body is essential for you to live your life with the best health and quality and to enable your body to restore, regain and maintain health without doing harm!

Naturopathic Medicine has a very serious commitment to health, assisting your body to become well in every possible way. By helping you to implement healthy habits and eating foods that are going to both provide your body with the fuel it needs each day, to function optimally. As well as providing support for your immune system to fight off ill-health and disease.

Understanding Naturopathic Medicine!

Naturopathic medicines are designed to bring health, balance, and harmony back to you with medicines derived from nature, that support regeneration, rejuvenation, and healing of the body’s functions.

I have found that when working with people to regain their health, it is important that I support the connections between lifestyle, diet, genetic, environmental, mental, emotional, and spiritual influences on the wellbeing of each person.

A Naturopath takes a holistic approach to health rather than seeing the body parts as isolated. To see their unique structure of functioning optimally together. It is important when referring to health to understood and take into consideration, the context of one’s surroundings, behaviours, actions, activities, environment, family, and social interactions.

It is important for optimal healing and optimal health that your health care practitioner learns as much as possible about you. And probably more importantly that you learn about your body and how it functions. As the body is remarkable and with the “right” optimal fuel it has the ability to self-heal.

Becoming aware of the links between influences in your life and the effect it could be having on your current state of health. The insight gained from this information will help determine and provide a roadmap to support your return to health. The emphasis is to uncover the hidden elements and causative factors that have led to your health decline.

Then you need to actively become engaged in making incremental changes, to improve these circumstances.

We live in the ‘information age’. The media, internet, books, and other sources of information are readily available to most people. It can be very confusing for you when knowing what path to take to become well.

Achieving optimal health, happiness and vitality involves going beyond the way you think, feel and live right now! Lifestyle changes, understanding your emotional health and nervous system so as to cope with life’s ever-changing challenges. There are times, however, where good nutrition is not enough to regain health, as is the case in nutrient depletion with stress, toxic overload or in certain illnesses.

Naturopathic medicine does not replace conventional medicine as conventional medicine does not replace naturopathic medicine.

We must work together giving each person every opportunity of great health!

More about the author

Julie Doherty
Julie Doherty

Julie Doherty is a Qualified Naturopathic Practitioner with 30 plus years clinical experience, successfully treating, counselling, coaching, and guiding her clients, with overcoming their health issues. Incorporating the use of Naturopathic, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Remedial Massage and Remedial Therapies.

As time drew near for Julie to retire from her clinical practice. Julie commenced building an online presence: A Membership site where she has worked on for the past 6 – 8 years. Writing Articles, Books and Courses from her Professional Knowledge and Evidence-based Experience. This was a way to empower and enable people to Take Charge of their Health, with what had been successful in assisting her clients within her clinic to becoming well.

Julie’s passion has always been to Empower people, moving from vulnerability to the knowledge of how to prevent and overcome ill-health/disease. Building her Membership site is a way for her to leave a legacy of her knowledge and experience.

Julie has been Recognized as a World Health Leader in Naturopathic Medicine for her dedication and commitment to supporting people with their journey to achieving Optimal Health.