PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/Disease – Diet and Natural Treatment Recommendations

Diet, Nutrition and Natural Remedies/Treatments for
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/Disease

PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is often referred to a disease which can include many different symptoms. The disease results in the same group of problems like: acne, insulin resistance which can lead to diabetes, obesity, hirsutism (excess hair growth), hormonal imbalances like to much testosterone, high cortisol and low progesterone, acne, fatigue, etc.

Nutrition, including diet and supplements are surefire ways to excellent PCOS reversal. A healthy diet will allow for better hormone, blood sugar control and weight loss that will help to properly control glucose levels, reduce acne outbreaks, weight loss, and improve fatigue. In Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, natural treatments along with a good diet can help do away with the need for medications.

How Changing Your Diet and Nutrition Can Help Reverse and Treat PCOS?

The power of a healthy diet in treating PCOS cannot be undervalued. PCOS has an AMAZING reversal rate, because it responds so well to dietary, supplements, and lifestyle changes.

Fruits and especially vegetables have benefits such as balancing your blood sugar. Black beans, Garbanzo beans and nuts, for example, have a lot of fiber which has been shown to keep blood sugar levels from increasing, making them a great food for PCOS.  Nuts have essential oils which can help balance hormone levels.

Proper diet and nutrition can control hormone levels and insulin resistance/blood sugar to better levels which is better health. With better health you can decrease medications, if you so desire.  A therapeutic diet can also prevent symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Disease by helping to lose and maintain your weight.

How Can Diet Help PCOS?

A good diet will keep hormone and blood sugar levels in a therapeutic range, manage weight, and improve your skin. Those with PCOS who don’t eat a good diet are at risk for more symptoms.

What is Good  Diet For PCOS?

A healthy diet that includes proteins, lower and low glycemic carbohydrates, good fats, vitamins, minerals, and water constitutes what professionals determine to be a good diet plan for anyone on PCOS. Each person is unique, so diet plans should be adjusted accordingly to your symptoms and problems of PCOS.

Take the recommendations below into consideration; you should include these options when planning healthy meals, snacks and recipes:

  • Eat more vegetables and low glycemic whole grains
  • Avoid fried or barbequed foods.
  • Eliminate sugar and all sweets
  • Small amounts if any of alcoholic drinks
  • Portion control to limit calorie intake

A healthy diet, whether it’s for weight loss, preventing or improving disease will include many vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds and low fat sources of proteins. Diseases, such as Polycystic Ovarian Disease/Syndrome, are controlled and can be reversed by the diet you eat.

Over The Counter Dietary Supplements are Another Aspect of Diet That Can Help PCOS:

  • Chaste Tree (vitex)
  • Progesterone Cream
  • GLA
  • Chromium
  • Cinnamon
  • Magnesium

Before taking any supplement, you should check with your health care professionals, such as a nutritionist or naturopathic doctor to determine what is best for your diet and health.

Reversing Your PCOS

PCOS is one of the few diseases that can be significantly reversed with a proper therapeutic diet, lifestyle changes, supplements and possible herbs. If you would like to explore your options to reverse your Polycystic Ovarian Disease feel free to call Dr. Robert @ 201.618.3534 or email him at Rob@drrobertg.com

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PCOS – Everything You Need to Know About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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If you have PCOS I can help you, as I have helped many women before suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I am a Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Nutritionist and Expert in Natural Health Sciences. I  have been successfully treating women with PCOS for many years.

I want you to know you that you can free yourself from most of the ill effects of PCOS with the proper therapeutic diet, supplements and effective stress management.

There are many natural therapies/treatments that can support your body in correcting the imbalances that can lead to PCOS. As a naturopathic doctor and clinical nutritionist who works with many women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, I have experience using natural medicines, diet, supplements, herbs and stress reduction techniques which are very effective for treating PCOS.

If you are not in the area consider having a phone or skype consultation to receive beneficial recommendations regarding natural therapies/treatments, herbs, vitamins, minerals, supplements and diet for PCOS. These recommendations are personalized for your specific issues

Until we get our nationwide poor diets under control and discover more about PCOS we will continue to see more and more young women developing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The positive news is that you don’t have to wait to begin feeling better and ridding yourself of the uncomfortable problems associated with PCOS.  You can start today to begin healing your body from the devastating effects of PCOS.

Conventional doctors prescribe diabetes medications usually metformin and birth control pills to treat PCOS. For women struggling with infertility, the conventional medical options include high doses of hormones to induce ovulation, artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization.

My clinical experience providing women with natural options/remedies with PCOS and decades of research shows that diet and proper selected supplements are at least equal to and often better than any prescription drug regime for reversing the effects of PCOS. However, if you do decide to use medication and natural therapies you can experience great success and you can safely combine both methods. But you should be working with a qualified practitioner to get you on the right track.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Overiew by Holistic Naturopath Diet Doctor

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

When a woman’s hormones are out of balance, a disease known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can occur.  It affects her periods, can cause infertility, and can create unpleasant changes in appearance such as increased facial and body hair, and acne.

While the term may be unfamiliar, it affects as many as 1 out of 15 women, with signs of it appearing in the teen years.  There is treatment available to control the symptoms and prevent any long-term health issues, however, if left untreated, serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease can develop.

What are hormones, and what happens in PCOS?

The job of our hormone is to signal the release of another hormone; they are chemical messengers that trigger many different processes, including growth and energy production.   When PCOS is present, the hormones get out of balance. For reasons still being researched, hormones become changed, and that change signals another change in the next hormone.

Here are two examples of the effect of PCOS:

Normally, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens), but with PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may cause ovulating to cease, a woman to get acne, and the growth of extra facial and body hair.  In short, the sex hormones are out of whack.

Or the body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance. When the body doesn’t use insulin well, blood sugar levels go up. Over time, this increases your chance of getting diabetes.

Does PCOS have symptoms? 

Yes, but they are mild at first. Women may only have a few symptoms, or quite a few. The most common are these:

  • Acne.
  • Weight gain and trouble losing weight.
  • Extra hair on the face and body.  Often women get thicker and darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.
  • Thinning hair on the scalp.
  •  Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have    very heavy bleeding.
  •  Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility).
  •  Depression.

Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts camera on their ovaries. That is why it is called polycystic ovary syndrome. The cysts are not harmful but can lead to hormone imbalances.

What causes PCOS?

The changes in hormone levels can cause PCOS, and there can be a whole host of reasons for that change.

Heredity.  PCOS has been found to run in families, so if another woman in your family has PCOS, or even irregular periods or diabetes, your chances are higher.  It’s not  just the mother’s side that can pass it down, it can also be inherited from the father’s side.

Lifestyle. Poor diets, high stress, little exercise and sedentary living can all contribute or cause PCOS.

How is PCOS diagnosed?

To diagnose PCOS, the doctor will take a full medical history.  He, or she, will want to review any past health issue, any symptoms you are experiences, and your menstrual cycle.

Conduct a physical to look for signs such as extra body hair, and high blood pressure.  Height and weight will also be noted to check the body mass index (BMI.)

Perform lab work to check blood sugar, insulin, and other hormone levels.  These tests can also rule out other factors such as thyroid or other gland problems that could cause similar symptoms.

He or she may also request a pelvic ultrasound to look for cysts on your ovaries, although the diagnosis of PCOS can be secured without one, but this test helps rule out other problems.

How is it treated?

As with many health issues, PCOS does usually respond when a proper lifestyle is put into place.  This includes regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and a diet of Pancrease-healthy foods.  This goes a long way to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Obtaining treatment as soon as possible is key to eliminating unpleasant symptoms and preventing long-term health problems.

Simply fitting in a vigorous walk every day is a great idea.

Eat a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and whole grains. Do limit foods that are high in saturated fat such as  fried foods. If you have blood sugar problems, you may want to confer with a nutritionist who can help you create a custom meal plan.

Even just losing 10 pounds (4.5 kg), women with PCOS would find their hormones regain balance, and a regular menstrual cycle can begin again.

If you smoke, consider quitting. Women who smoke have higher androgen levels that may contribute to PCOS symptoms. Smoking also increases the risk for heart disease.

Other treatments your doctor may prescribe include:

  • A diabetes medicine called metformin can help restore regular menstrual cycles and fertility.

Follow ups with your medical doctor and naturopathic doctor are critical ensure treatment is working, and to adjust if needed.  Updated blood work may be ordered to assess for diabetes, hormones, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metals,  high blood pressure, and other possible problems.

The most effective treatments for PCOS have been diet, herbs, vitamins, minerals, supplements to help rebalance the body. You should consult with Dr. Robert Naturopath and Nutritionist who call help you improve your PCOS. Click here …

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Infertility, Excess Hair, Acne And Treatment Options

By John Lee, MD

In the last 30 years, the occurrence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)   has risen to epidemic proportions. Research has shown that approximately 10 to 20 percent of women have the disease; my guess is that the number is probably higher.

The lifestyle of young women, i.e., lack of exercise, stress, poor diets high in sugar and highly processed carbohydrates work together to create a high incidence of the disease – something that on many levels can be prevented.  Fifty years ago, the average person age one pound of sugar a year. Today, the average teenager today eats one pound a week! Potato chips, corn chips, pasta and white rice are all highly refined carbohydrates that also act on the body much the same as sugars do.

But there is hope, and there are new treatments to consider.

First, what actually happens when PCOS is present?

PCOS is when multiple cysts are present on the ovaries, and there are accompanying effects such as anovulation (lack of ovulation) and menstrual abnormalities, hirsutism (facial hair), male-pattern baldness, acne, and often obesity. Women with PCOS may also experience insulin resistance and an increased incidence of Type II diabetes, unfavorable lipid patterns (usually high triglycerides), and low bone density. Laboratory tests often show higher than normal circulating androgens, especially testosterone.

When a woman doesn’t ovulate, there is a disruption in the normal, cyclical interrelationship among her hormones, brain and ovaries. Normally, the hypothalamus, a regulatory center in the brain, monitors the hormone output of the ovaries and synchronizes the normal menstrual cycle. When monthly bleeding ends, the hypothalamus secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland in the brain to release follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).  These hormones direct an ovary to start making estrogen (mostly estradiol), and stimulate the maturation of eggs in about 120 follicles.

The first follicle that ovulates, releasing its egg into the fallopian tube for a journey to the uterus, quickly changes into the corpus luteum, which is a factory for making progesterone, and raises progesterone’s concentrations to 200 to 300 times higher than that of estradiol. This huge surge of progesterone simultaneously puts the uterine lining in its secretory or ripening phase, and turns off further ovulation by either ovary.

If fertilization does not occur, the ovary stops its elevated production of both estrogen and progesterone. The sudden fall in the concentrations of these hormones causes shedding of the blood-rich uterine lining and bleeding (menstruation). Then, in response to low hormone levels, there is a rise in GnRH and the cycle starts all over again.

But what happens to this cycle if, for some reason, ovulation is unsuccessful? For example, if the follicle migrates to the outside of the ovary, but does not “pop” the egg and release it, the follicle becomes a cyst, and the normal progesterone surge does not occur. The lack of progesterone is detected by the hypothalamus, which continues to try to stimulate the ovary by increasing its production of GnRH, which increases the pituitary production of FSH and LH. This stimulates the ovary to make more estrogen and androgens, which stimulates more follicles toward ovulation. If these additional follicles are also unable to produce a matured ovum or make progesterone, the menstrual cycle is dominated by increased estrogen and androgen production without progesterone. This is the fundamental abnormality that creates PCOS.

Why Eggs Won’t Pop and Progesterone Isn’t Made

But what causes dysfunctional follicles that won’t release eggs?  From wildlife studies and my own observations, this is due to environmental pollutants, known as xenobiotics,  that works like estrogen on the developing baby’s tissues.

When a female embryo develops in the womb, 500 to 800 thousand follicles are created, each enclosing an immature ovum. Studies show that the creation of ovarian follicles during this embryo stage is exquisitely sensitive to the toxicity of xenobiotics. When the mother is exposed to these chemicals, she experiences no apparent damage. But the baby she is carrying is far more susceptible, and these chemicals may damage a female embryo’s ovarian follicles and make them dysfunctional; unable to complete ovulation or manufacture sufficient progesterone. This damage is not apparent until after puberty.

Lifestyle Factors that Cause Dysfunctional Follicles

A lack of exercise, poor nutrition/diet, and stress are the top three factors that contribute to PCOS.  Stress particularly because it can cause anovulatory cycles, and produce high levels of cortisol by the adrenal glands.  Birth control pills, a widely prescribed for young women, shut down normal ovary function, and even if discontinued, the ovaries’ return to proper functioning is not guaranteed.  Our diets are full of petrochemical contaminants — also xenobiotics — that have an adverse effect on  normal metabolism. Other popular drugs like Prozac can impair the functioning of our limbic brain, including the hypothalamus, which may affect the menstrual cycle.

The Diet Connection to PCOS

It cannot be emphasized enough that the biggest contributor to PCOS is poor diet. Young women with PCOS tend to eat food rich in sugar and carbohydrates which can cause an unhealthy rise in insulin levels. According to Jerilyn Prior, M.D., insulin stimulates androgen receptors on the outside of the ovary, causing the typical PCOS symptoms of excess hair (on the face, arms, legs), thin hair (on the head), and acne. Eventually, this type of diet will cause obesity, which will cause insulin resistance (the inability of the cells to take in insulin), which will aggravate the PCOS even more. The androgens also play a role in blocking the release of the egg from the follicle.

Women, who have a high number of dysfunctional follicles,to begin with, due to xenobiotic exposure in the womb, will have worse problems if their diets are high in sugary foods and low in nutrition. Since this is exactly the type of diet favored by teens and young women, it’s easy to understand why there is so much PCOS in that age group.

Treatments Widely Used, and Treatments that Work

There are two treatments for the disease that most physicians routinely prescribe, both of which treat the symptoms, and both of which are not particularly successful.

  • Treatment one is a chemical castration, using birth control pills, androgens (male hormones), androgen blockers, synthetic estrogens, Lupron or similar drugs that block hormone production.
  • Treatment two is prescribing the new oral drugs for Type II diabetes, which reduce insulin resistance.

A third approach is one that I have found to be safer, simpler, more effective, AND less expensive; an approach that treats the cause and not just the symptoms of PCOS.  By using a health therapeutic diet, supplements being vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutraceuticals, digestive support and stress reduction can go far for improving PCOS with natural treatments.

The John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter July 1999

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Natural Treataments & Diet For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) by Naturopath

Providing your body with the right combinations of supplements, herbs, vitamins along with a therapeutic diet, regular exercise, and a reduced stress lifestyle will go a long way to reversing the effects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).  Natural treatments for PCOS is one of the best options, and by working with a Naturopath will find the correct mix and the result will be an actual improvement in your overall health.

Western medicine sometimes takes the misguided approach of treating the symptom rather than the illness, and the answer is not optimum health.  For example, a typical visit to the doctor about irregular menstrual periods would usually find the patient exiting with a prescription for birth control pills.  But, a natural herb like Chaste Tree for example, will normalize the release of the luteinizing hormone, which is responsible for a regular menstrual cycle.

The following 3 plans should be considered for those suffering from PCOS.  They will create a balanced, and a long lasting wellness.

Natural Treatment for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome #1 – A Good Diet

By changing your eating habits and by that we mean eat a diet of low glycemic fruits, vegetables, lean protein and limited carbohydrates.  It’s a very simple diet approach, and just incorporating each of these into your life little by little will go a long way.  Adopt a PCOS-friendly diet is not a fad diet, but a lifestyle diet.  If you do not make changes you will and can stick with; you won’t see any lasting changes or improvements.

Natural Treatment for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome #2 – Vitamins, Supplements and Herbs

A good quality multi-vitamin is a good start, and essential for supplementing the needs of your body.  You will need to incorporate specific supplements as time goes on, and remember that certain therapeutic herbs can be an essential part in helping to restore hormonal balance to your body.  Overall, herbs help heal and repair systems in the body, and are worth a look.

Start slow, incorporating Treatment #1, then adding the tips found in Treatment #2.  It is worth knowing that the longer you’ve been suffering from PCOS, the more time and nutrients your body will need to heal. And be patient and you should always consult with a proper trained Naturopath like Dr. Robert.

Natural Treatment for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome #3 – Stress Management

It has been widely reported than PCOS  can be related to stress. Stress reduction for  woman suffering with PCOS is important, this is crucial area that needs to be addressed. Whatever works for you just make sure you do it, whatever you decide just make sure it’s effective.

Make this commitment to yourself, you deserve it.

Once, you’ve started a better diet and eating healthier you’ll have more energy. So, begin to exercise regularly even if it is just walking in the beginning. Keep making changes until you’ve developed a healthy lifestyle, which consists of a healthy diet, daily exercise, effective stress management along with the right supplements and natural therapies.

Try each of these treatments, incorporating them slowly into your life.  Keep a journal to chronicle your feelings and improvements.  You CAN put an end to your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms.

Do it today, no more excuses.

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Conventional medicine vs. naturopathy? The difference explained by Naturopath – Naturopathic Dr. Servicing New Jersey

Conventional medicine vs. naturopathy:  Keeping your car in tip top shape.

You’re wondering what fixing a car has to do with conventional medicine versus naturopathic medicine.  But, it’s one way to explain it easily, since the way doctors in each discipline approach a medical issue may vary, the ultimate goal: to create wellness, is the same.

So, bear with me when I use this analogy.

Imagine your body is a car, your favorite car.  The health of your body is equal to the integrity of the car.  If you don’t perform regular maintenance, things may start to happen.  So, one day you see that there is a clunky noise from under the hood.  You hear it every time you go above 50 miles per hour.  The noise is a symptom of something going on.

How this problem is approached is the key difference between conventional medicine and naturopathic medicine.  Conventional medicine would look at the sound the car is making, and try to measure its pitch.  Does it make a high pitch noise, or a low pitch sound?  Once that’s determined, they will label the problem as “high pitch noise” disease.

They would identify the symptom itself — the sound the car makes — as being the disease, and they would try to figure out which chemical would take care of it.  In this case, the car may be given so many doses of WD-40 to be used three times a day. That should stop the noise.  But do you see what’s  happening?  They are treating the symptom – the sound the car makes.  And not the true cause.  Which could be an important part in the engine not working correctly, or breaking down.  To a conventional physician, the problem is the sound.  And they’re response may be to aggressively treat the noise.  And it you continue to treat the noise and not the reason for the noise, you can have a major breakdown, and usually on a busy thoroughfare.

In contrast to that, a naturopathic approach will do a bit more investigation.  A naturopath would use the car noise as a clue, but then ask: what could be the real reason for the noise?  The naturopathic physician would get under the hood, have someone race the car’s engine, to see what is making the noise.  A belt may be showing wear and tear.  And on closer examination, it appears that as the car’s engine races, the belt is forced to rotate faster, thus the high pitched sound.  After this examination, the naturopathic physician would order a new belt, then change it, and the noise would stop, but more importantly, the source of the noise has been addressed and repaired.

Treat the problem, not the symptom

Naturopaths aren’t treating the noise — the symptom — and this confuses conventional medicine to a great degree. They don’t understand how someone can treat cancer without addressing the tumor itself. Conventional physicians believe the symptom IS the disease.  Naturopathic medicine sees the cancer tumor as only one symptom of a much deeper problem.

Just like the noise from under the car hood is only a symptom of a worn engine belt, a cancer tumor is only a symptom of a serious underlying metabolic problem.

The naturopathic doctor addresses the problem, but doesn’t stop there. They also realize that if one belt is going, there may be other areas that need looked at.  The whole car would get a look-over to see what could be prevented now, and save another potential breakdown from occurring. In other words, they would look at it from a holistic perspective and work to not only solve today’s problems, but also prevent the development of other related degenerative problems.

Conventional doctors are very creative at coming up with various phrases in their diagnosis, and prescribe what seems to be a never-ending chain of medications to mask the symptoms. If the noise was a screeching sound, the diagnosis may be “screechitis,” or if it happened only in the rain, they may call it “raining disease.”  Even though all these problems have the same common cause (the worn belt), conventional medicine would come up with a multitude of names, and accompanying treatment plans.  All the while, dismissing the underlying cause.

Naturopathic doctors listen to the persons symptoms, but may not jump on treating them.  Sometimes they may appear to be ignoring the symptoms entirely.  Yet, what they are doing is looking beyond them to find the root cause of the complaint.

On a visit to a naturopathic doctor, he or she will listen to the client’s complaints, but will investigate what may be causing the symptoms.  Could it be exposure to toxic chemicals?  Patients are asked about their stress in their lives, and are asked about how their relationships are going?  Are they healthy?  Does the patient exercise, get outside in sunlight, into fresh air, drinks water?  These are simple factors, but if any of these areas are out of balance, are deficient, or are excessive, they can create a biochemical problem that conventional medicine labels as disease.  So, while most diseases derive from three basic causes, they can be combined in thousands of ways, and conventional medicine has been able to come up with a name for each one.

The treatment of disease will be in vain if its focus is solely on the symptom. But treating disease is wasted effort if it remains focused on the symptoms. This fundamental idea — understood in China thousands of years before the rise of modern pharmacology — remains utterly neglected by modern medical science.  Unfortunately, today’s medical practitioners cannot grasp that concept, yet have the ability to devise 10,000 different diseases, each requiring specific chemical or surgical treatments.

Let’s take it a step further.  Imagine every time you added WD-40 to the noise, a bill was sent to the car owner’s medical insurance?  Wouldn’t it be better to simply change the belt?  Conventional medicine tends to skip the investigative part in its jump to giving it a diagnosis.   Today, it’s all about coming up with a name and a prescription for the symptom, and then, like a vicious circle, the patient returns with symptoms that may have been caused by the original treatment plan.

People should begin to think about their body as a set of moving parts, that needs routine basic maintenance to prevent something like a squeaky belt, or in this case, heart disease.  And consider all the various parts, like: nutrition, exercise, the toxic chemicals you come in contact with, avoiding chronic stress, creating good flow and circulation, and work towards a healthy mind and positive emotional state. These things go hand in hand to create a healthy body and mind.

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The Philosphy of Naturopathic Medicine By New Jersey New York Naturopath – Essex County NJ

PHILOSOPHY

Naturopathic Medicine is a natural approach to health.  It recognizes that the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process has a set order and intelligence, and that it knows that nature heals through the power of its own life force. The physician’s role is to guide and nurture this process, to use his or her knowledge to identify those obstacles creating disease, and support a healthy and positive environment.

And it supports the belief that the body can heal itself through combining stimulation, enhancement and positive support.  Scientific analysis comes into play, but only as one part of the treatment.

It is these principles that distinguish naturopathic medicine from other medical approaches:

The healing power of nature.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing.  It understands that the body has an innate ability to fix and repair.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #1 Identify and treat the cause

Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to heal, but are not the cause of disease. Symptoms, therefore, should not be suppressed by treatment. Causes may occur on many levels including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The physician will evaluate fundamental causes at all levels, directing treatment to the root cause and not at symptoms.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #2 First, do no harm.

Symptoms are recognized as an expression of the body to work at healing itself.  Treatment should complement and work with this process.  The physician has the crucial role of either supporting the process or actually hindering its success.  It is believe that methods signed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying causes can be harmful and should be avoided or minimized.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #3 Treat the whole person.

The organism goes through periods of health, and of disease, and is impacted on many levels including  physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. The physician must treat the whole body by taking all of these factors into account. When these areas are working together in harmony, the individual has the best hope for recovery, and even prevention of future issues. A individual and comprehensive approach in the diagnosis and the treatment is the norm.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #4  The physician as teacher.

A relationship between patient and physician should be based on cooperation.  The physician’s job is to create that relationship along with diagnosing the problem, and devising an appropriate course of treatment. There is inherent therapeutic value in this relationship.

Since it is the patient who ultimately creates their own healing, the physician’s major role is to educate and encourage the patient to take responsibility for health. The physician must inspire, transmit hope and understanding, and also make a commitment for their own personal and spiritual development.  That makes them the best teacher.

Naturopathic Medicine Principal #5 Prevention is the best “cure”

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes creating optimum health and wellness, rather than treating and fighting disease.  This is accomplished by educating the public, and promoting positive life-habits.  Physicians will take into account any present risk factors and genetic disposition to disease to create meaningful recommendations to avoid further harm to the patient.

PRACTICE

Naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice. The current scope of naturopathic practice includes, but is not limited to:

 

Clinical Nutrition

The cornerstone of the naturopathic process is the notion that food is the best medicine.  Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with foods and nutritional supplements than they can by other means.  There will be fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians also use dietetics, natural hygiene, fasting, and nutritional supplementation.

Botanical Medicine

Many single chemically-derived drugs – like those typically prescribed by conventional physicians – may only address a single problem.  However, botanical medicines are able to address a variety of problems simultaneously. Their organic nature makes them more compatible with the body’s own chemistry; hence, they can be gently effective with fewer negative side effects.

Physical Medicine

Therapeutic manipulation of muscles, bones, and spine may be one of the treatments prescribed by a Naturopathic  Physician.  Also, the use of ultrasound, diathermy, exercise, massage, water, heat and cold, air, and gentle electrical pulses may be introduced as well.

Psychological Medicine

Many a physical issue has been caused by emotions and stress. Counseling, a balanced diet, stress management, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and other similar-type mental therapies may be incorporated into the treatment plan, as ways to encourage healing on a psychological level.

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History of Naturopathy By Bronx, Rockland, Orange County New York Naturopathic Doctor

A naturopathic doctor  blends modern, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and research with ancient and traditional methods.  These doctors, like Robert Galarowicz who services the New York area, represent a thoroughly rational, evenhanded balance of tradition, science and respect for nature, mind, body and spirit.

Coined in 1892 to describe a fast-growing system of natural therapeutics, the term “naturopathy” was created.  It was also in response to the increasing disillusionment of physicians and patients existing with the toxic and ineffective methods of the so-called heroic age of medicine.

Naturopathic, like mainstream medicine, originated from Hippocrates and the traditional and indigenous medicines of the world; in Germany, around mid-1800’s, it became a real profession.  In 1896, the practice of naturopathy was brought to America by Dr. Benedict Lust, who established the first naturopathic college, the Yungborn Health Institute in New Jersey.

Over the centuries, there have been two schools of thought, something described clearly in the book, The Mirage of Health, are symbolized by two Greek mythological characters.  Here, author Rene Dubois writes,

“The myths of Hygieia and Asclepius symbolize the never-ending oscillation between two different points of view in medicine. For the worshippers of Hygieia, health is the natural order of things, a positive attribute to which men are entitled if they govern their lives wisely. According to them, the most important function of medicine is to discover and teach the natural laws which will ensure a man a healthy mind in a healthy body.  More skeptical or wiser in the ways of the world, the followers of Asclepius believe that the chief role of the physician is to treat disease, to restore health by correcting any imperfections caused by the accidents of birth or life.”

Naturopathic medicine seeks to unite the two schools of thought.  Naturopathic medicine and doctors has enjoyed a kind of rebirth in the last quarter of the twentieth century due to a growing consumer movement to solve the health care crises with the common sense approach of prevention, wellness and respect for nature’s inherent healing ability.

The attraction of naturopathy is due to its varied treatments which can range from constitutional hydrotherapy and homeopathy, to more traditional in the Western view of health care, including proper nutrition and botanical medicine.

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What is a Naturopathic Doctor? New Jersey Naturopath Explains …

One who combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.  The naturopathic physician/doctor will follow traditional healing methods, principles and practices, with a focus on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Their intent is to reduce doing any harm, but allowing the body to use its own healing ability to restore and maintain the best health possible.

The role of the naturopathic physician is to clarify what is preventing optimum health, and help create a climate to promote healing.

While a naturopathic physician/doctor (ND) treats all medical conditions, the most common ailments they see are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression,  cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Your First Visit With A Naturopathic Doctor

A first visit with a Naturopath may last one to two hours.  Sufficient time is needed so a thorough health history can be discussed.  Cleintss are asked about their diet, stress levels, uses of tobacco and alcohol.  All of this will enable the holistic doctor to gather information, and create a plan for the patient to manage their condition and improve their health.

Clients will leave with a customized health management strategy, and if necessary, the Naturopath will refer you to other health-care practitioners.

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Robert Galarowicz utilize a safe and painless, modern technology to help people Stop Smoking. Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used in Europe for 30 years and Canada for 20 years with an average 75% success rate. Cold Laser Quit Smoking Therapy is simple and effective. It’s affordable and has no side effects.

Cold Laser Stop Smoking Therapy is a non invasive holistic procedure. Laser treatment works to stimulate the acupuncture addiction points. The laser treatment is applied on several external points and stimulates nerve ending underneath the skin on the ears, face, and hands. The Laser helps  produce endorphins which work on relief of stress and pain in our system, giving a feeling of well-being.

Quit Smoking Smoking Cessation Laser Therapy

The fact that you are reading this means that you are seeking help to stop smoking, but haven’t found it yet. Millions of people try to quit each year, but the addictive substances in cigarettes and in other tobacco products make it incredibly difficult. About five million people die worldwide each year as a result of smoking.

Are You Ready To Quit Smoking With Cold Laser Therapy?

The good news is that Cold Laser can help you to stop smoking and start a new healthy life style. This is a straightforward method  for Smoking Cessation. Stop Smoking Laser Treatments available in New Jersey serving Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Morris counties.

Smoking Cessation Treatment

The Quit Smoking Laser treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will feel safe and relaxed during the treatment. There is no pain or discomfort, nor any other side effects. It is known that nicotine when inhale releases endorphins which give a smoker a sense of relaxation for few minutes. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphins level leads to withdrawal symptoms. Laser treatment helps to release endorphins and reduces the craving, stress, and restores natural body balance.

The Low Level Laser Therapy will significantly reduce craving and other uncomfortable symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Most people who experienced Quit Smoking Laser treatment have found that the urge to smoke and withdrawal syndromes are greatly diminished or gone altogether after just one Cold Laser Treatment.

Robert Galarowicz will provide you with detailed information regarding cold laser treatment you are interested in and answer all your questions. Stop Smoking Laser Treatments available in New Jersey serving Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Morris counties.

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