Naturopathy (& Nutrition)
Naturopathy believes that the body is self healing providing there are no obstructions preventing this. Naturopaths look for underlying causes for your symptoms including physical, mental and biochemical causes. The main treatments are naturopathic nutrition and diet, hydrotherapy, relaxation and stress reduction techniques, gentle manipulation or mobilisation including cranio-sacral methods, intended to enhance the body’s healing power.
In parts of the USA Naturopathic medicine has primary health care status (like ordinary medicine), in Germany there are 16,000 Heilpraktikers /Naturopaths. In the UK there are but a few hundred. Steven Rudd is one of a handful of Naturopaths who are also qualified Chiropractors.
Naturopaths use laboratory tests, applied kinesiology and questionnaires.
Practitioners SA Rudd ND MRN registered Naturopath in UK and in Cyprus
We recommend the book ‘The Encyclopedia of Natural Healthcare’ by Naturopaths Murray & Pizzorno for references and detailed protocols on most common health problems and how to promote health (kindle and paperback) – see www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Natural-Medicine-Third-Edition/dp/1451663005
Temperature Chart for assessing thyroid function and metabolic rate
Take your axillary (armpit) temperature every morning before getting out of bed (or doing ANYTHING that could alter your temperature) for 28 days (10 days for men). Record the temperature on this chart every day. This will give you an indication of how your thyroid is functioning over an extended period. Your thyroid is your body’s thermostat and controls the rate at which you burn your food and other substances. Please click here to download a chart to fill in.
Diet Diary – this is a really useful Naturopathic tool!
Include everything you eat and drink with approximate quantities, copy this page headers and fill in your diary for us to review. Also makes you conscious about what you are eating which is helpful. Keep this up for a week and note any symptoms you have daily e.g pain or inflammation or fatigue and maybe we will see a pattern associated with your diet. You might find an app like ‘myfitnesspal’ on a smart phone is useful to track your food choices too. You can download the daily record for diet diary here.