Naturopathy

The word Naturopathy originates from the 19th Century European expression “Nature cures” and refers to an entire system of holistic health care, which incorporates numerous natural therapies in order to restore health to the patient.

Naturopathic health practitioners strive to provide personal care to each and every one of their patients believing that every individual is unique and people are genetically, biochemically, structurally and emotionally different from one another. Each person responds in a unique way to influences whether they are mental/emotional, structural, nutritional, social or cultural. Similar to many other alternative and complementary therapies and systems, the Naturopathy philosophy is to promote the body’s innate ability to self heal and it recognises that health is more than simply the absence of disease and is in fact dependent on multiple factors.

What can Naturopathy treat?

  • Digestive system: dysbiosis, IBS, SIBO “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth”, constipation, diarrhea, ulcerous colitis, food intolerances, fatty liver, infections (e.g. helicobacter pylori)..
  • Nervous system: anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue, attention and concentration problems, Parkinson’s, dementia..
  • Respiratory system: chronic cough, Asthma, chronic bronchitis, respiratory tract infections
  • Immune system: bacterial and viral infections, seasonal and food related allergies, autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Scleroderma)
  • Dermatological system: eczema, acne, urticaria, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, and within oral health: paradontopathy, gingiva “inflamed gums”…
  • Uro-genital system: PMS, perimenopause/ menopausal health concerns, hot flashes, menstrual syndromes, vaginitis, fertility issues, vaginal dysplasia, urinary tract infections, painful periods, prostatis…
  • Musculo-skeletal system: arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, injuries, fractures, gout..
  • Cardiovascular system: high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, arterisoclerosis, hypertension, irregular heartbeat, varicose veins, hemorrhoids…

Initial consultation & evaluation

Prior to the consultation you will need to submit the online form. The initial consultation which usually lasts for around one to two hours will allow time for questions regarding your lifestyle, medical history, diet and general well being as well as a possible physical examination which could include anything from iridology (a study of the iris) right through to a diagnosis of the tongue, wood lamp, HP (helicobacter pylori saliva test) and Gaztest. See below for more details.

The more information is given, the more accurate the evaluation and the health protocol will be. From there a treatment plan will be formulated which incorporates all aspects of an individual’s life as opposed to just the area that is effected, this way the body has the optimum chance to heal itself.

The treatment plan may include advice on Nutrition according to your condition, lifestyle, exercise that will suit you and help you to speed your recovery, herbal medicine, homeopathic treatments, or other suitable remedies. As a part of an integrated health care approach you may be referred to your GP for a candida test, urine test, fecal matter analysis or blood testing among others. Or you may also be referred to a cranial osteopath or Osteodontic specialist or a holistic dentist and hygienist.

In 2016 I undertook training in Paris with Dr Bruno Donatini, through ECIM, which was designed for doctors and naturopaths and was focusing on immunity of the digestive system and mycotherapy.

Pathological conditions that can be treated:

  • Indigestion (and how to improve it!)
  • Dysbiosis, IBS, SIBO “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth”
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Respiratory system (chronic cough, Asthma, Chronic bronchitis..)
  • Skin problems (eczema, acne, urticarial and psoriasis)
  • Joint pain
  • Anxiety, depression, insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Attention, concentration problems
  • Virus and bacteria infections
  • Cancer support
  • HP “helicobacter pylori” in mouth and stomach
  • Paradontopathy, gingiva “inflamed gums”
  • Liver steatosis (fatty liver)
  • and more…

THE GAZ TEST with Gazdetect monitor

Hydrogene gaz test (or HBT) is used as a diagnostic tool for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and carbohydrate absorption, such as lactose, fructose, and sorbitol malabsorption. The test is simple, non-invasive, and is performed after a short period of fasting (typically 8–12 hours). Even though the test is normally known as a “Hydrogen Breath Test” we also test for Methylacetate, and sulfurous hydrogen in addition to hydrogen.

Hydrogen (the least dangerous): ascending colon can particularly bloat and cause many symptoms of putrefaction.

Methylacetate: the most aggressive and acidifying (a kind of hyper-acidic vinegar), conducive to candidiasis.

Sulfurous hydrogen: very rare, indicates an immunity already very degraded.

GAS PRODUCTION

Normally when fasting and at normal rest conditions, H2 is not present in human breath.
But when some substances are not digested, fermentation take place.
When some bacteria (called anaerobic bacteria) digest food, they produce acids, water and gases (fermentation).
The major gases produced by these bacteria include, hydrogen (H2), methane (CH4), Methyl-acetate, Sulfurous Hydrogen and other small concentrations of aromatic gases.
These gases are absorbed and diffused into the blood stream, trough the vascular system from the site of their digestion.
By this way they are conducted to the lungs for blood gas purification.
Gases diffuse across the capillary membrane into the alveoli in the lung.
From the alveolus they will appear in the expired alveolar gas from where they can be measured.

So, if either H2, CH4,H2S, NO, MA are produced biologically, it tells us that some food substance is somewhere exposed to some bacterial fermentation.

What happens after my gaztest

Depending on the level and type of fermentation, a suitable treatment will be proposed, mainly based on dietary supplements, but also and above all, a nutritional reform, with eviction of the Fodmaps and hypotoxic feeding. All the symptoms mentioned are taken in account and determine the proposed action.

It will soon be necessary to change the quote “we have the age of our arteries” into “we are the age of our mucous membranes”.

If you suffering of the above pathology or other problems related to your digestive system “see pic below” please be in touch and I will try to answer your questions on the best possible way.