.....The Wellness Retreat
For centuries, naturopathic doctors in India and other countries have looked for natural ways to prevent and ward off chronic disease. In many cases, they have found unique combinations of diet, massage and physical activity that are more effective than methods prescribed by traditional medicine. In fact, there are 10 chronic diseases that can best be cured with naturopathy treatment.
The one chronic disease that has the urgent attention of medical practitioners is cardiovascular and heart disease. Using naturopathic medicine, it is possible to control many of the key risks that lead to heart disease, including high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and lack of physical activity.
In the Western world, cancer is still a mysterious chronic disease that appears to be incurable. Yet, naturopathy centers in India have developed specific regimes of diet and physical activity that can be very effective in controlling cancer risk factors, such as inflammation, high blood sugar levels, and hormonal imbalances.
Practitioners of naturopathic medicine have found that Type 2 Diabetes is actually quite preventable using natural means. In fact, some studies have shown that a steady regime of improved diet and increased physical activity can actually delay the onset of diabetes by as much as a decade.
Modern society can be very stressful, and it’s perhaps no surprise that hypertension and high blood pressure – primarily due to high levels of stress and people sitting all days – can be cured by naturopathic doctors. The two keys here are more exercise and a healthier diet.
Many people assume that arthritis is a lifelong and painful condition without a cure. But naturopathy treatment has found that a steady diet designed to reduce sources of inflammation in the joints can be highly successful in reducing pain.
Naturopathic doctors have known for decades that asthma is really the result of imbalances in the body’s different pathways. With the correct nutrients, it is possible to reduce or even eliminate these imbalances.
Certain forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, are also possible to cure using naturopathy treatment. Adding fish oil and certain medicinal herbs (such as ginkgo biloba) can have remarkable effects on one’s cognitive abilities, even in older adults.
The problem of weak, brittle bones becomes progressively worse with age, but it might be possible to cure this problem by overhauling one’s diet. Raw cultured dairy products, for example, are quite effective. And by treating sources of inflammation, it is possible to increase the body’s range of movement.
Certain herbs have proven extraordinarily helpful in curing some of the most obvious symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Respiratory problems – such as coughing, trouble breathing and mucous formation in different membranes – can all be alleviated with naturopathic medicine.
In the Western world, obesity is the new norm. Even children under the age of 10 often show signs of obesity. In response, naturopathic doctors have devised a number of unique treatments designed to balance one’s diet and provide alternative sources of nutrition.
The important point to keep in mind about naturopathic medicine is that the exact cure can be customized according to your own unique situation. Naturopathy is really a holistic approach to medicine encompassing mind, body and spirit, and subtle changes to one or more of these can often result in amazing synergistic effects.