Are Dietary Restrictions Making You Sick?

As a child, I quite liked fruitcake.

I’m strange that way.

Stranger still considering I generally dislike cake.

A conundrum.

Except that not all cakes are created equal.

The fruitcake with which I grew up contained dried rutabaga.

An alleged-“fruit” for which young Andy had no other dietary source.

It wasn’t really the fruitcake my body yearned for.

It was the rutabaga.

 

It’s Not About Quantity

 

OK, this one’s obvious.

Anyone who grew up in a family where cleaning one’s plate was “encouraged” can agree that more isn’t better.

But it’s not about calories.

It’s about tolerability.

Anything becomes toxic in sufficient quantity.

Think about that the next time you’re contemplating the next single-food fad diet.

Oh, such diets work.

Because they are so unhealthy.

The body creates a natural aversion to any food eaten to such exclusion.

Leading the dieter to prefer starvation to the prospect of yet another Twinkie.

 

It’s Not About Quality

 

This one’s less obvious.

Naturopathic supplements, homeopathic remedies, and conventional pharmaceuticals alike trumpet their quality ingredients.

Which is stupid.

“Quality” is a nebulous concept, particularly in health care.

For some, “quality” implies purity, and intensive refinement.

For others, it implies unrefined, whole-food sources.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Removing an “impurity” can prevent allergies.

Or it can remove a critical constituent.

Like rutabaga.

Which is why ...

 

It’s All About Specificity

 

This one’s not obvious at all.

It’s definitely not sexy.

And it runs in the face of our society’s love for one-size-fits-all solutions.

Solutions promoted by the pharmaceutical, naturopathic supplement, IV therapy, and combination homeopathic remedy industries alike.

Solutions that make sense - from a business perspective, that is.

Panaceas and cure-alls are sexier and more lucrative than individualized medicine.

Too bad treatment specificity and individualization is what works.

Which was not obvious to me at first.

After all, evidence-based medicine promotes one-size-fits-all solutions.

Unfortunately, such solutions are hit-and-miss.

More miss than hit, in fact.

But individualized medicine, almost by definition, is all hit.

Which is why everything I do – constitutional homeopathy, Bowen Therapy, naturopathic supplements, biofeedback, the Neuroemotional Technique (NET), the Neuromodulation Technique (NMT), the Neural Organization Technique (NOT), and more – has individualized medicine at its core.

With individualized medicine, you can discover whether you need more rutabaga.

Or whether you’re better off avoiding fruitcake altogether.

Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

I haven't had any nerve pain, numbness or hand coldness since the Bowen therapy.

My skin and liver don't burn from the toxicity any longer, and I don't get the burning, red, itchy bumps on my face now either.

I've lost 48 pounds since the treatment started, and the signs of toxicity, like ringing in my ears, are now getting better too.

Kelly B, White Rock, BC

I feel like my old self again! My energy is better that it's been in years, and I haven't got sick once since I started seeing you.

Charlotte R., Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

My daughter was horribly itchy before your homeopathic and neural-emotional treatments.

Anyway, now she's doing great.

The rashs on her thighs, genitals, and around her mouth are gone.

It doesn't seem to hurt her to pee now.

She also doesn't as irritable, even though she recently started teething.

O.W., Pitt Meadows, BC

The deep abscess and pustules don't bother me anymore - thank you!

My eyes and sleep are also better since the homeopathic remedy.

Katherine, Delta (Tsawwassen), BC

Andy's bowen technique cured the laryngitis and acid reflux I used to get for years.

His neuroemotional work (NET) made my cough and depression almost totally cured too.

Kate R, West Vancouver (Caulfield / Horseshoe Bay), BC

Thank goodness for the bowen therapy!

I was worried I'd lose my leg because it was swollen and numb and sometimes painful to the touch.

All that changed after the bowen therapy.

The homeopathic remedy, and maybe the mental-emotional work, seemed to help too.

Actually, they must've helped, since I had a lot of other things get better too.

Like, I was concerned about my weight before, but I've lost 12 pounds in the past 4 months.

Even though that's not that much, I think I must've more muscle mass now, since people often comment on how much different I look.

Jen L., Burnaby (South Burnaby), BC

I felt 90% better after the first Bowen therapy session with Dr. Andy.

I can't even remember now the last time I had arthritic symptoms, joint or muscle pains.

Donald W, Surrey (South Surrey / White Rock), BC

I have had chronic neck pain for over twenty years which improved significantly as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

Similarly, my daughter has had lower back pain for many years, which had dramatic improvement as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

She had low back soreness often, especially at night or when she was resting.

That disappeared very quickly as a result of the first Bowen therapy session.

This shift seemed to stick, too - she hasn't needed any more treatment in almost a year, and now barely even mentions her back.

Her stomach pain - it seemed that she had a low-level of parasites that were really good at hiding from her immune system.

Something about the treatment - the mind-body connection, perhaps, or the homeopathics, Bowen [therapy] sessions, dietary counselling, or something else - all I know is that she doesn't even mention her stomach now, and hasn't since the first session.

It's more difficult to judge the effect of the treatment on her anaphylactic allergies, as we've been trying to avoid her biggest anaphylactic triggers.

However, whatever the reason, she hasn't any anaphylatic attacks in the year since she began Dr. Somody's treatment.

Her dyslexia's also dramatically improved to where it could be considered cured, or at least so small that it barely interferes with her life.

Dr. Somody has been both professional and respectful in his care of both my daughter and myself.

I have great regard for Dr. Somody, and for the health results he has achieved in attending to both myself and my daughter.

Catherine Matthews, West Vancouver, BC

My only reason for trying Dr. Andy's treatment was to help me quit smoking.

If that had been all that he did, I would have already been satisfied.

Needless to say, I was pretty blown away when the homeopathic remedy and neuroemotional releases not only helped me quit smoking (going on 1 year now) but also made my stools better (less painful, blood and frequent).

The Bowen therapy also seemed to make made me less depressed in winter, and helped straighten the curvature in my spine.

I also get hardly any pain during my flow now, and the flow isn't as crazy heavy as it was.

A.P., Victoria (Saanich), BC

My stools are more brown and normal, and my hair is less greasy now since the homeopathy and biofeedback.

The itching has gotten a lot less with the Bowen therapy we've done.

The cold sores went away and haven't come back since our first treatment months ago.

G.D., Pitt Meadows, BC

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