Success Rate at Core Naturopathics
At Core our practitioners are often asked questions like the following:
‘What is the success rate of your treatment?’
‘What evidence do you have that it will work?’
‘How many people with ‘x’ have been cured by your practitioners?’
‘Is there evidence that it cures my ‘y’ condition?’
Fair enough questions, however the answer often is not straightforward.
What do we mean?
Well, with 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females now developing a cancer in their lifetimes, these questions are clearly not finding the appropriate answer!
These questions reflect a mindset steeped in an old health paradigm that concerns itself only with the symptoms of your condition and not the cause.
The questions need to be reframed – you really do need to ask the right question before you will receive the right answer!
There is not “ONE THING” that leads to a cure.
Health is a process that has many variables and if they are appropriately provided for, health will be the result. Disease is also a process and if conditions are ripe, tumors, heart disease and diabetes may be the result. It’s as simple as that – whichever environment you provide, that condition will prosper.
For the pool owners and gardeners among you, think of your body like a pool or garden.
In the case of disease, your garden has become overgrown with weeds and vines and plants that are hard to control. They thrive in the environment you provide and grow like mad.
Or, like a pool turned green with algae, the pH of the water has become overly alkaline or acidic leading the start of a wonderful little bog or swamp!
The condition of your pool or garden simply shows the signs and symptoms of a pool owner or gardener that does not know how to keep it healthy or what to plant to make it look, feel and function beautifully.
Ill circumstances can have many reasons. You never learned from your peers, parents or ‘health’ authorities how to keep your outdoor areas fit and healthy or you just simply have other more important things to do than to worry about weeding, nurturing, gardening and regular testing of your pool chemistry.
Digging a little deeper (ha, ha!), it is very obvious that each of our gardens can have very different problems. Some gardens can be in a place with too little sunshine and overly humid conditions with mould and fungal infections resulting. Your parents might have a lot of toxic pollution from industry or traffic; your friend’s garden might be cluttered with a lot of old junk; while your neighbours’ garden might have hundreds of ticks and bugs. No garden is alike and no one has the same problem as you.
In essence we all have problems with our pool or garden but the tools and remedies we need to fix the problem vary widely and may be very different.
So what is to be done?
• Kill off all algae or weeds while being careful to keep all healthy plants intact
• Get rid of accumulated parasites, fungus, bacteria
• Decontaminate the soil
• Screen for unwanted seeds
• Oxygenate the ground and break up all clumps of clay
• Change the milieu of the soil so it favours the growth of healthy plants
• Support the health of worms, beneficial bacteria, insects and bees
• Change the attitude of the gardener!
The last point is really crucial because THIS is NOT a ONE TIME JOB.
As you would know, gardening, weeding, watering, composting, fertilizing, aerating, and pruning are ongoing jobs. They never end as long as you want your garden to be healthy and beautiful. In the same way, health is an ongoing process that has to be worked at and maintained day to day – yes, it gets easier with time when all the hard work is done but it never stops.
The illusion of a shortcut
Each point above needs to be inspected and tested. It’s like playing detective in order to find “what makes you sick”. Testing from a ‘functional’ approach rather than ‘disease’ is necessary.
Not everybody has every problem. Sometimes only one or two need to be fixed, but all of them are equally important.
If you are in a hurry there are ways to do all these jobs quickly and efficiently. Especially if you can go to a clinic with experienced health professionals, or have a qualified health coach that points you into the right direction.
BUT if you do this work on your own, or go to a clinic which offers only a limited approach, very often some crucial elements are overseen. For example do most clinics completely ignore your gut bacteria and the gut flora. It’s not directly related to your disease (so they think) and therefore ignore one of the most crucial parts of the healing process. What else is being missed?
What is involved in cultivating true health?
• Lifestyle changes / removing obstacles – structural, functional, environmental
• Dietary / whole organic foods, probiotics, fermented foods
• Exercise / whatever turns you on!
• Sunshine / fresh air / pure water / get your feet on the ground
• Genetics / weak links and triggers
• Targeted herbs and nutrients / oxygen therapy etc
• Natural hormonal balance / love, sex, passion, laughter
• Education / inspiration, motivation, community, altruism
• Role in society and self worth.
At Core Naturopathics our trained and experienced practitioners and staff have a solid grasp on all these influences and know how to help resolve them. Balance can only exist if you address everything that would push you off balance – contact us today!