Naturopathic Medicine: Using Natural Remedies to Cure Disease

In a new five minute video produced by natural living expert Larry Cook, Dr. Simon Barker, ND, a California Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, shares how he uses the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, such as changing one’s lifestyle, prescribing herbal formulas and using nontoxic modalities, to successfully treat and reverse disease.

Naturopathic Medicine is a natural medicine model that emphasizes the identification and treatment of the root cause of the disease or health condition in order to restore health. Conventional and alternative diagnostic testing is used to evaluate the root cause of disease symptoms and then diet and lifestyle modifications are prescribed along with appropriate nutrients, botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies and other natural therapies to enable healing of the affected areas of the body.

Dr. Barker says, “One of the big differences between conventional medicine schooling and the Naturopathic schooling I received is that we get training in a wide variety of alternative healthcare modalities. We study homeopathy, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine and nutrition counseling, as well as many other nontoxic therapies designed to reverse root causes of disease.”

“We use the natural treatments individually or in combination to help people achieve maximum health by stimulating the body to respond appropriately to do its own healing.”

“When I see a patient who has a disease state, I’ll investigate their lifestyle choices and run a number of lab tests to identify their body’s specific functional problems. In almost all cases I’ll prescribe dietary changes that include the elimination of processed foods and the adoption of organic whole foods, as well as exercise.”

“Based on the lab results, I will prescribe nutritional and herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies and other modes of nontoxic treatment that will help the body heal itself. I’ve successfully treated a number of patients with a wide variety of conditions, including chronic ear infections, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches, diabetes and cancer, to name a few,” says Dr. Barker.

Mr. Cook says, “Natural living works because the body will heal itself when given the right conditions. When people take full responsibility for their food choices and lifestyle choices that affect overall health and also decide to work with a qualified natural medicine professional such as a Naturopathic Doctor, symptoms of disease will completely disappear.”

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