What Do You Think Naturopathic Doctors Do?

Naturopathic principles

First Do No Harm (Primum non nocere)
Your naturopathic doctor chooses remedies and therapies that are safe and effective, to increase your health and decrease harmful side effects.

The Healing Power of Nature (Vis medicatrix naturae)
Your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent further disease from occurring.

Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle causam)
The primary goal of your naturopathic doctor is to determine and treat the underlying cause of disease.

Treat the Whole Person
In treating the cause of any condition your naturopathic doctor takes into account not only your physical symptoms, but also mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and other factors.

Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Your naturopathic doctor will assist you in understanding health and illness and in becoming more capable of maintaining your own health.

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Your naturopathic doctor applies all of the above principles in a proactive form of disease prevention and health promotion.

Naturopathic therapies

Naturopathic doctors use a variety of treatments. Most naturopathic doctors in the US and Canada are trained in the following natural therapies:

Clinical Nutrition
Clinical nutrition examines the relationship between diet and health. Special diets, food elimination, variations in dietary habits or the use of nutritional supplements may be recommended.

Botanical Medicine
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. The use of herbs in many forms: teas, tinctures or capsules are used for their healing effects and nutritional value may be recommended for healing effect.

Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathic remedies are minute dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances designed to stimulate the body’s “vital force” and strengthen its innate ability to heal.

Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture
Based on balancing the flow of chi (energy) through meridian pathways under the skin, Oriental medicine includes the use of Oriental herbs and acupuncture to regulate and release chi in order to bring the body into balance.

Physical Medicine
Physical medicine includes soft tissue work (including therapeutic massage); naturopathic manipulation of muscle, bone or the spine; hydrotherapy techniques; gentle electrical impulses, ultrasound, diathermy; and exercise therapy.

Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling
Naturopathic doctors address all aspects of a person’s life, identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient’s health and assisting patients to make effective lifestyle choices.
Some naturopathic doctors will have additional training in other therapies such as:

  • Prescribing
  • Colon therapy
  • IV therapies
  • Chelation therapy
  • Minor surgery

Maybe ts time for a change?

If you are thinking about eating more of a plant based diet, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Think about it… The new proteins drinks are mostly pea based not whey. Blessings, Dr Bobby.

There Is No Darkness Where Love Abides In The Hearts Of Mankind

Love is the light-switch that extinguishes darkness in the souls of mankind.

Many Things Seem Important But Are Soon Forgotten By Us And Others Only The Things We Do In Love Last For Eternity

Nothing is more important or powerful than our being kind, loving and bringing comfort to each other.

Seven Emotional Benefits of Meditation

  1. Almost any form of meditation will help reduce stress. Meditation has been shown to also reduce symptoms in people with medical conditions triggered by stress.
  2. Meditating will make you feel naturally high. Much like the natural high a runner experiences. You will not be needing any kind of substance or chemical to feel good about yourself or to experience a feeling of being high.
  3. Researchers have found that meditation increases resilience , and give the practicer a feeling of increased life satisfaction. They note resilience “can be seen as an important source of subjective well-being.”
  4. Meditation creates a feeling of peace and harmony with ourselves and others. And, eliminates or reduces the flight of fight feelings than many people experience when they become anxious.
  5. Feeling at peace with oneself is of the utmost importance for us to feel internally satisfied with who we are and how whether we feel satisfied with ourselves and the world around us.
  6. Meditation softens our hearts and spurs us on to higher levels of consciousness. We find that we become more loving and our relationships are more harmonious and fulfilling.
  7. Pessimism fades and optimism increases as we meditate. Our views of our fellow humans reflect our optimism as we become more understanding and accepting of opinions and less focused on our differences.

Take your time and be gentle towards yourself. Though I have been trained in several different forms of meditation I have found that simply focusing on your breath as you breath in and out is a great place to start.  

When I do this type of meditation I make sure I’m comfortable , for me that is sitting with my back straight and my hands in my lap with my palms up. Once I’m comfortable I simply mentally count to four, then count backward from four, doing this in conjunction with each breath.

Here are the steps:

  • Breath in – count one
  • Breath out – count two
  • Breath in – count three
  • Breath out – count forth
  • Breath in – count three
  • Breath out – count two
  • Breath in – count one
  • Breath out – count two

Repeat the process. Try to slowly build up your time meditating so that you are comfortable in meditation for 20-30 minutes twice a day.

Wishing you all to have the best time meditating and may the peace of God rest upon each of you. Blessings, Bobby

“To Bring About Healing Love Yourself and Others” Bobby Morgan

There is nothing more powerful than our thoughts!


Studies on the immunomodulatory effects of Ashwagandha

Abstract

The immunomodulatory activity of an Indian Ayurvedic medicinal preparation, Ashwagandna (Withania somnifera (L. Dunal)) was studied in mice with myelosuppression induced by one or more of the following three compounds: cyclophosphamide, azathioprin, or prednisolone. The assessment of immunomodulatory activity was carried out by hematological and serological tests. A significant modulation of immune reactivity was observed in all the three animal models used. Ashwagandha prevented myelosuppression in mice treated with all three immunosuppressive drugs  tested. A significant increase in hemoglobin concentration (P < 0.01), red blood cell count (P < 0.01), white blood cell count (P < 0.05), platelet count (P < 0.01), and body weight (P < 0.05) was observed in Ashwagandha-treated mice as compared with untreated (control) mice. We also report an immunostimulatory activity: treatment with Ashwagandha was accompanied by significant increases in hemolytic antibody responses towards human erythrocytes.