Introduction to ‘Something Natural’

Most people wind up here because …

1. They are fed up with feeling sick AND tired, and/or, have had several very worrisome symptoms (maybe similar to those of their parents) and wondered if something natural would help…or….

2. They received scary test results or diagnosis from the doc, and wondered if something natural would help…or…

3. They got drugs from the doc that eventually made them feel worse (and the doc said it wasn’t the drugs —not to worry— they had more drugs for their new symptoms.)  So folks wondered if something natural would help (Below is a transcribed typical message left on my answering machine) …or…

4. Someone said, “Go see Pat, she’ll give you something natural that will help”

Something Natural

Finding ‘something natural that will help’ is an age old quest (that predates the FDA and AMA).  In the 1700’s it was called ‘nature cure’ and about 100 years ago, the study and application of something natural was called naturopathy.  Up until recently all naturopaths were non-medical, that is, no surgery, no drugs, no harmful therapies.  Now some schools are graduating ‘medical naturopaths’**.   I am a traditional (non-medical) naturopath.  Here is the difference.

Some people feel it is important to see ‘credentials’.  If you are into that see my Bio BUT, my best and most treasured credentials are my clients, and…myself, for I once was very sick and dysfunctional but now I’m not…with only something natural (and so are they).  I love what Dr Royal Lee said

One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition.  It is a substitution of artificial therapy over natural, of poison over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation. (1951)

My Basic Principles page explains why something natural works

The two main agents of naturopathy are

1.  Botanicals (things provided by nature, as opposed to chemicals from a laboratory)

2. Human hands which benefit the tissue state OR energy state (as opposed to topical burns, scalpels and radiation)

To find something natural try the search window or navigation bar.  I have written these documents with my own personal bias fueled by my observations helping people find something natural that will help.  If you want to work with me check out the Client Information link.  I do both nutritional counseling and emotional healing work and all you need to know is on that link.

A good place for busy people to begin is with LifeStyle Compensations.

Disease is not an entity, but a fluctuating condition of the patient’s body, a battle between the substance of disease and the natural self-healing tendency of the body.   Hippocrates

Here is a transcribed message left on my answering machine which I’ve put here to help you understand that you are not the only one.

This is _____ ….
I’m taking all this anti-biotics and all this cortisone and all this stuff.  These doctors are making me sick.
I’m over it.
My sister and [list of acquaintances] are healthy with herbs.   And I’m on all this chemical yucky stuff.
And I want to make an appointment after I get off all this for health  The natural way.
That’s why my voice is all messed up – is probably a side effect.
I am serious.  I work for ____ [nearby]
I am so over prescriptions.
I’m sick of side effects.
I’m sick of not having any energy.
I feel bloated, can’t swallow!!!
My sister …[and list of others] ..been doing the herbal way.  My sister said I need to find someone like you too.  They’re so healthy and they are old like me.  I’m 60.

[60?]  ;-)
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**Medical naturopaths are the new kids on the block.  They keep seeking state licensure which will exclude anyone else from being called a naturopath or from practicing something natural.
The state should only license practices that are dangerous.  Naturopathy is not dangerous.
If people want to be licensed to do dangerous things they should go to medical school and get a medical license.
Please oppose efforts to license naturopaths to keep the practice of something natural in the public domain.