Food Fan­tas­tic:

Natur­opa­thy as­sesses a per­son’s diet in or­der to heal their body

Bundaberg Style - - CONTENTS - RE­BECCA LANG, NATUR­OPATH, BAR­GARA BEACH HOLIS­TIC HEALTH CEN­TRE

Natur­opath Re­becca Lang ex­plains how to let food be thy medicine.

“LET food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hip­pocrates

Hip­pocrates was born around 460 BC and be­came known as the founder of medicine. Hip­po­cratic Medicine treated the pa­tient, and not just the dis­ease.

Many peo­ple still don’t un­der­stand ex­actly what natur­opa­thy is and this is partly be­cause natur­opaths can treat and work dif­fer­ently in Aus­tralia. It is not yet a reg­u­lated pro­fes­sion and that is why it is al­ways im­por­tant to check the qual­i­fi­ca­tions of a natur­opath. Changes have cur­rently been made in the pro­fes­sion. As of 2019 natur­opa­thy will be now a four-year univer­sity de­gree.

I be­lieve this is a step in the right direc­tion to for­malise the ed­u­ca­tion of all natur­opaths.

Natur­o­pathic prin­ci­ples in­clude:

● Do No Harm

● The Heal­ing Power of Na­ture

● Iden­tify and Treat the Cause

● The Physi­cian as Teacher

● Treat the Whole Per­son

PRE­VEN­TION

At Bar­gara Beach Holis­tic Health Cen­tre, our natur­opaths and nu­tri­tion­ists al­ways like to ad­dress a client’s diet as the first step to im­prov­ing their health and re­bal­anc­ing the body.

We choose not to in­sist on all our clients be­ing gluten, dairy, sugar, caf­feine free un­less we re­ally have to as in auto im­mune dis­eases, coeliac dis­ease and se­vere al­ler­gies. We pre­fer to in­di­vid­u­alise our client’s di­etary ad­vice. Doc­tors and natur­opaths have ac­cess to IgE test­ing which is al­lergy test­ing done through blood.

We of­ten find not too many items gen­er­ally show up on this test and if they do the client is of­ten al­ready aware of them. Natur­opaths also have ac­cess to IgG test­ing which is in­tol­er­ance test­ing done through blood. This is 93 items for $387.

At Bar­gara Beach Holis­tic Health Cen­tre, we also ac­cess a lab that can to as­sess 500 items through a hair sam­ple. This is classed as more al­ter­na­tive as it is done through hair and not blood, but we find we re­ceive our best re­sults through this test and pro­gram. It costs $287. The client then re­moves iden­ti­fied items for six months. The client can then retest. Coloured hair can be used and if a per­son or baby has no hair, we can also test with saliva. This hair test­ing of 500 items is a way to in­di­vid­u­alise di­etary ad­vice and use food as your medicine.

We pre­fer to not just work with sup­ple­ments as our clients could be hav­ing foods ev­ery day that are caus­ing in­flam­ma­tion in their body and pre­vent­ing them from re­ceiv­ing op­ti­mal re­sults and health ben­e­fits from their sup­ple­ments.

Natur­opa­thy is ideal for chil­dren and the el­derly; to ad­dress skin is­sues in­clud­ing eczema; all diges­tive is­sues; arthri­tis and in­flam­ma­tory is­sues; headaches; be­havioural and mood dis­or­ders and many other is­sues.

To find out more, con­tact the clinic on ( 07) 4159 1834, or call in – we are across from the Wind­mill on See St, Bar­gara, or visit the link and ap­pli­ca­tion form on our web­site at www. healthand­heal­ing. net. au/ser­vices/ hair- test­ing/

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