Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Have you tried Naturopathic Medicine?

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You may have heard Naturopathic medicine referred to as alternative medicine. What exactly does that mean?

Naturopathy favors a holistic approach with non-invasive treatment and generally avoids the use of surgery and drugs. They believe in the philosophy that the body can heal itself and nature holds the remedies to our ills.

My journey toward a more natural approach to living started when I read Dan Buettner’s book, Blue Zones about longevity regions in the world. Most of the people who live in these Blue Zones are eating a mostly vegetarian diet.

They seem to live a stress-free life centered on relationships, optimism and fellowship within their communities.

I became intrigued reading about these regions and from that point on, I have been trending toward a more naturopathic lifestyle.

To get a more concise definition of Naturopathic medicine, I pulled this definistion from the web:

Naturopathy focuses on naturally occurring substances, minimally invasive methods, and encouragement of natural healing. Naturopaths generally favor an intuitive and vitalistic conception of the body, and complete or partial rejection of biomedicine and modern science is common. Prevention through stress reduction and a healthy diet and lifestyle is emphasized, and pharmaceutical drugs, ionizing radiation, and surgery are generally minimized. The tenet of naturopathic practice is self-described by six core values. Multiple versions exist in the form of the naturopathic physicians’s oath, various mission statements published by schools or professional associations, and ethical conduct guidelines published by regulatory bodies:

1. First, do no harm; provide the most effective health care available with the least risk to patients at all times.

2. Recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being.

3. Identify and remove the causes of illness, rather than eliminate or suppress symptoms.

4. Educate, inspire rational hope and encourage self-responsibility for health.

5. Treat each person by considering all individual health factors and influences.

6. Emphasize the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent diseases for the individual, each community and our world.

I have started using Young Living essential oils to treat my family’s illnesses. I am putting Thieves essential oil on my kids’ feet each day as they leave for school to protect them from the germs, viruses and bacteria they encounter during the day.

I also try and eat a mostly vegetarian and sometimes vegan diet with organic foods. When I buy meat for my family, I make sure they are natural and not treated with antibiotics.

I highly recommend reading Dan Buettner’s book, Blue Zones. Please check out Young Living essential oils and find out how these oils can replace the pharmaceuticals in your medicine cabinet. Eat better and live healthfully.

Have you tried naturopathic medicine? Let me know what you think!

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