An Overview of Naturopathic Medicine and the Integrated Natural Health Center
After a comprehensive overview of Naturopathic Medicine, I will give you an overview of the styles of practice I offer at my clinic in Port Townsend, the Integrated Natural Health Center (INHC). Using a diverse palette of skills, I specialize in chronic dis-ease and preventative medicine. I also work with acute family illnesses, however my focus is to encourage and coach clients to work on the underlying issues that contribute to one’s susceptibility to dis-ease, whether chronic or acute.
An Overview of Dr. Yashpal’s Work at the Integrated Natural Health Center
Most clients initially come to see me for Naturopathic consultations, working with chronic imbalances, before or after they have been “given” a particular diagnosis. Though a first office visit can be 1 hour, 2 hours is preferable and for a full comprehensive work-up, it takes 3-4 hours depending on the amount of questions and education provided. I prefer to have baseline blood work before the first visit, however, financially; the necessity of it can be determined after the initial visit.
ElectroDermal Screening (EDS/EAV)
Interference can come in many forms, from a myriad of toxins, both exogenous and endogenous as I delineated in past articles. Exogenous toxins come from outside the body while endogenous toxins are produced within the body. ElectroDermal Screening (EDS) is one technique to identify and locate toxins. Additionally, information can also be gathered regarding organ health, nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, allergens, etc.
An Overview of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is recognized in 14 States as primary care physicians. Some form of “naturopathy” is practiced in every state and likely every country. How do I know this? Because many healers, shamans, medicine men and women, herbalists, homeopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, veterinarians and unrecognized others help people and other beings access their healing. Simply put – that is naturopathy.
As Bright as the Summer Solstice!
Many people think homeopathy is a way of making medicines, the “remedies”. However, homeopathy is more accurately a way of PRESCRIBING medicines. One prescribes using the Law of Similars. A remedy is chosen that is able to produce symptoms that are similar to what the client is experiencing.
Different Raw Philosophies
So, you’ve decided that eating “raw” is your dietary preference - exactly what does that mean? There are a plethora of “styles” to eat raw, however the commonality is that the foods are never heated so as their internal temperature rises above 118 degrees Fahrenheit, oF. This is so the enzymes inherent to the food are still available and that the food’s nutrient quality is maintained as nature designed. Humans are the only planetary species that has decided and made a habit of cooking foods – altering them from their natural state. Many raw/living/lifefood people alter the food with knives, blenders, dehydrators, food processors, etc, however the commonality is the temperature does not exceed 118 oF.
Dietary Choices for Physical, Spiritual and Planetary Transformation
With the large variety of food choices available, one may ask oneself – what would be the optimal, healthy diet for me to consume? As we are becoming universal humans, paying attention to all of creation, the question broadens to - what would be optimal, healthy LIVE-IT (vs. die-it) for me to participate in planetary transformation? Along with this come inherent spiritual benefits.
Fasting and Cleansing for Physical and Spiritual Transformation
Why cleanse, why fast? As Spring is Nature’s way of renewal, fasting is the human version of renewal. What is the difference between a cleanse and a fast? We will explore the reasons to cleanse, appropriate fasts and results one can expect. In short, these practices are tools to remove accumulated toxins from daily living as well as from specific exposures.
Internal Reflection and Transformation
“Bio” means life, so to define these assessments; biogenic generates life force, bioactive activates life force, biostatic is neutral to life force and biocidic kills or destroys life-force. Life force permeates living things and its depletion ultimately results in aging and death. Therefore, anytime we can increase life force – it’s a good thing!
Creating Optimal Health
As an overview and hopeful inspiration for you to develop your own style, I will simply give suggestions in this article as possibilities. I also fluctuate with the enactment of these suggestions, however, the more that resonates, or “feels right”, for you to add to your daily life, the more your health will benefit. Exercise, meditation, nutrition, cleansing, positivism and the use of innovative healing technologies can become routine for you and your family.
Why Go Vegan?
There are many reasons that an individual chooses to follow a vegan diet – or live-it, as I like to express the distinction – and many go another large step forward to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Usually the journey entails a series of transitions, while for others – an epiphany!