All posts filed under: Naturopathic Science

Naturopathy IS.

Quite simply put, naturopathy is the practice of employing the inherent medicinal and therapeutic properties found in nature, to address contemporary illness. For example, the medicinal plant bacopa is widely used for ADHD, ashwagandha decreases the symptoms of anxiety and lion’s mane has proven to be effective at mitigating Alzheimer’s disease. Naturopathic practitioners often utilize these natural alternatives to accelerate and regenerate the healing capability of the body. Naturopaths frequently recommend a diet that prioritizes fruits and vegetables as the main source of sustenance. Additionally, identifying an optimal circadian rhythm that is aligned to the natural day and night cycle of your environment, is a hallmark of the medicinal practice.  An emphasis on observing and monitoring the development of thoughts is another salient feature of naturopathy. Meditation is often encouraged as a tool to quiet the mind, with the intention of improving the brain’s ability to observe, organize and analyze the world around us. Lastly, naturopathy is a lighthouse for those individuals whom the allopathic or western medicinal community has forgotten. Historical Evidence of NATUROPATHY:  …

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Should you toss-out your MICROWAVE oven?

For a significant period in time, microwave ovens were the hallmark of auspicious social mobility and sophistication. Initially, my exposure to the kitchen appliance came in the form of cultural appropriation via television ads while sitting on the couch of my mother’s city home in Kingston, Jamaica. As a child, I associated microwave ovens with prestige and social ascendence, on the rare occasion I spotted the appliance in a friends home, my perspective on the individual would permanently change. The closest kitchen appliance our family in the country had to a microwave oven was a countertop electronic oven, very similar to a microwave oven, however, not as sleek. Unfortunately, when the family decided to move to New York City in the early 2000s, microwave oven prepared meals became a familiar and necessary part of my daily routine. I can clearly recall the moments as a teenager when I cooked frankfurters, warmed milk, and heated hot pockets in the microwave oven to obtain a quick bite. I never once paused to question what microwave ovens were, …