Naturopathy: New Perspectives in Health Care

Now, more than ever, in this era of rising medical costs, it is imperative to be proactive about one’s health.  But, where to start?  Nutrition? Exercise? Weight loss? Stress reduction? Detox? Focus? Supplementation? The list goes on and on.  The Natural Path is here to help you.

A naturopathic visit is an INVESTMENT in YOUR HEALTH.  Consultations are educational, affordable, and time well spent.  Our average consultation is between one and two hours, and various topics are discussed, tailored to the individual’s needs.

It is the responsibility of the naturopath to guide and assist with meeting the client’s goals, and the client’s responsibility to follow their individualized plan in order to achieve the desired results.

Clients have various reasons for seeking naturopathic advice:

  • Information overload (internet, friends, media, MD’s, etc.)
  • To get another opinion
  • Chronicity of issues with no improvement
  • Frustration with the health care delivery system
  • Concerned with aging and poor lifestyle choices

True naturopaths are not concerned with over reliance on lab testing, procedures, or diagnosing illnesses.  Rather, they are occupied with finding the root cause, which is an imbalance or combination of imbalances that have derailed a person’s sense of well being.  Symptoms may point to a cause but may also lead you down to garden path. For example, a headache is not due to an aspirin deficiency but may be caused by many things such as dehydration, sinus infection, trauma, eye strain, muscle spasm, to name a few.

I hope that the information provided will give you enough insight to take a step on to The Natural Path.

Thank you,

Dr. Diana Pengitore, ND

For more information, refer to the FAQ section.

 

Food for Thought

 

The covalently bound minerals and nutrients that the body needs are supplied, readily, by the fresh vegetables and fruit we consume.  Mother Nature starts the process for us by extracting nutrients from the earth, and converting the inorganic forms into organic forms that we need to sustain life.  For example, Sodium, a very necessary electrolyte, is always present in two forms.

In the organic form, it helps to buffer many of the acidic reactions that take place in the body, and helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure.  As an inorganic salt, it is virtually impossible for the body to utilize, and becomes a molecule that hangs on to water and causes the blood pressure to rise.

This is also true of  another important mineral, Calcium.  The organic form has many useful functions in the body, and is used to help build bones, teeth, regulate the blood pressure.  But, in the inorganic form, it gets excreted or packed around the ribs, or plays havoc with the pH in your stomach.

“Mother Nature starts the process for us by extracting nutrients from the Earth, and converting the inorganic forms into the organic forms.”

niklaus-drinking-a-shake2-150x150So follow your heart to a healthier outlook.  Even Niklaus will tell you that a milkshake is no good for you.  Visit us at The Natural Path today, and get started on the road to wellness.

Further information can be obtained in Eat Yourself Well With The Reverse Food Pyramid on sale for $15.95 + $5.00 S+H (Priority Mail).  Contact : The Natural Path (757) 478-4455. VISA and MasterCard accepted.

 

Food for Growth

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All humans are chemical factories, ablaze with furnaces within that process our food and extract the nutrients, which are, in turn, used to build new cells.  Groups of cells are organized into organs, and groups of organs are further organized into systems.
Chemicals in the forms of minerals, salts, proteins, fats, acids, buffers, catalysts, sugars and other carbohydrates, along with water, oxygen, and metals are pretty much what we are made of.

The bonds which connect the components listed in the previous paragraph are easily breakable, co-valent bonds.  It takes very little energy to pull elements off a molecule and re-arrange them to form new compounds.

The building blocks of these molecules are derived from the nutrients present in our food.  In the case of a child in the womb, the nutrients have already been extracted from the mother’s food, and are transmitted via the placenta.

These co-valently (shared electron) bonded nutrients are often referred to as the organic form of the mineral or metal.

Another form exists, and that is the inorganic form or the ionic bonded form of the mineral.  Organic forms are easily used by the body, while inorganic or ionically bound minerals are not, as it takes much more energy to break apart the exchanged electrons in this type of chemical bond.

The chemistry of Life is truly different from the chemistry of the test tube.  Visit the trained, experienced and credentialed staff of The Natural Path at our Virginia Beach location for the application of this knowledge to your own health issues.  We’re here to help.

Further information can be obtained in Eat Yourself Well With The Reverse Food Pyramid on sale for $15.95 + $5.00 S+H (Priority Mail).  Contact : The Natural Path (757) 478-4455. VISA and MasterCard accepted.