The health of every cell in your body at this moment is the determining factor of how you will age and whether you will develop a life-threatening illness later in life…
It is not normal for anyone to have uncomfortable or debilitating symptoms every day, every week or every month. Not all imbalances are detectable by conventional testing, and not all issues can be resolved with pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. If you have tried conventional treatment with no success or you are trying to live with your symptoms, then step into the world of Natural Medicine.
Natural Medicine brings together methods from traditional medical systems around the world creating a much more comprehensive and interrelated picture of your body. In this way your diet, lifestyle, biochemical balance, immunity, your body’s toxic load and your health history can all be explored for clues to every symptom and condition that your body expresses. Natural medicine can work alongside any medication or conventional medical treatment for everything from migraines to cancer, often reducing the need for medication and minimizing potential side effects.
You will discover that the answer lies within your own body.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Using evaluation techniques such as Galvanic Skin Response Testing, or Applied Kinesiology and Contact Reflex Analysis muscle testing, a naturopathic doctor can determine the energetic strength or weakness of each body system, organ and gland. In this way patterns of dysfunction can be identified and specific remedies can be selected to bring the body into balance and improve any condition. Natural therapies, herbs, foods, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies and cleanse formulas are used to bring vitality back to organs and tissues that have been in distress. This increases energy, reduces stress, improves metabolism and reduces symptoms, often completely resolving the original complaint. A successful outcome highlights the habitual ways in which your body processes illness and handles any challenge. The natural process will alter these habitual pathways in favor of healthier responses that maintain the essential energy and vitality that you have achieved and prevent further symptoms.
What can Naturopathic Medicine improve?
• Acute conditions such as headaches, sore throats, ear infections, intestinal issues, colds and flus.
• Chronic conditions such as Crohn’s Disease, high blood pressure, migraines, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, lupus, hypothyroid, acne, psoriasis or PMS.
• Inherent tendencies that may be from your work, your family history or repetitive illness.
• Mental and emotional conditions and patterns of anger, depression, anxiety or addiction.
• Physical trauma including TMJ, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, sprains, strains and Fibromyalgia.
• General functional weaknesses such as menopausal issues, insomnia, fatigue, weight issues, asthma, lack of endurance and immuno-deficiency conditions.
Initial Appointments are up to an hour in length and are designed to provide you with a complete personalized 30 day plan to provide all the missing pieces to restore your body systems. You will leave with ideas for your diet, herbal or nutritional options, a therapy plan and e-mail support throughout your program. Appointments can be used to design detoxification cleanse programs, focus on preventing disease or address specific illness issues. We also love providing appointments for children! Start your children on a natural path to health early...
Whole Food Concentrates as Therapy
A very large part of the healing success at ISIS is the philosophy of using whole food in both your daily diet and in a natural, concentrated form. In fact, concentrated Whole Food Therapy is a core component of our Naturopathic medicine program. We're not talking about ascorbic acid, beta carotene or alpha tocopherol. We're talking about whole vitamin C complex, whole vitamin A complex and whole vitamin E complex. In foods, vitamins are not individual molecular compounds, they are active biological complexes of hundreds of synergistic elements. The ability of that compound to become active in the human body is dependent on all these elements being present. This is because ascorbic acid cannot be isolated from its vitamin C complex and still perform the specific functions within cells that it is intended to do. If you take beta carotene instead of whole vitamin A as it is found in food, then it will have a drug-like action, not a nutritional action.
Since 1923, the research of one man, Dr. Royal Lee, created an entire therapy of whole foods provided to patients in powdered, dehydrated form. The company he founded, Standard Process has followed the idea that nutrients should not be isolated from their natural environments and should only be taken as they are found in nature and in plants and foods.
Dr. Lee’s philosophy was to find the best food source for each nutrient and concentrate that food into a therapeutic dose. He did this by inventing a way to dry and concentrate these foods into pill form without heating them above body temperature. He knew that for foods to be useful they needed to be alive – with all their enzymes and other heat-sensitive nutrients intact. To this day, the ingredients in every Standard Process product are not heated above body temperature. This means that each product is, in essence, a living food with its vital energy intact.
Standard Process also maintains the same land in the kettle Moraine of Wisconsin that Dr. Lee purchased in the 1920's before pesticides, toxins and environmental run-off could pollute the fields. He chose this land as being the richest and most fertile in the country, rich in trace mineral supply, left over from glacial erosion. The farm uses water from an artesian well that taps pure glacial water 580 feet below the surface. This land has since never been exposed to chemicals or fertilizers, and has been organic for decades. Many organic farms in the U.S. are simply converted conventional farms where chemicals were once sprayed, and mineral supplies have already been depleted. Not so with the food concentrates produced by Standard Process.
Dr. Lee passed away in 1967, but he left in his writings insights into health and illness that are far beyond what is widely known today. He began the concept of synergistic nutrition, which we continue today at ISIS.
Dr. Karen Clickner's Terrifying Tonics
For many years, Dr. Clickner has custom blended liquid herbals for patients. Now through her own herbal company, Terrifying Tonics, you can try her favorite blends! Click here for a list of tonics which can be purchased in our ISIS Shop.
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