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

Andy responded so compassionately to my nephew's diagnosis of this life threatening and shocking skin disease, and quickly found the remedy that miraculously turned the disease around.

You could actually see the lesions disappearing and within hours he was on the road to full recovery.

Thomas Schell, Nova Scotia / New Brunswick

Her spasms, aggression, and itching rash have gotten much lesser since the homeopathic treatment.

S.T. (dog owner), West Vancouver (Dundarave), BC

Penetrative sex had always been painful and almost impossible for me, and I had started to think I just wasn't meant to have a pleasurable sex life! The homeopathic remedy and naturopathic recommendations have allowed me to enjoy sex with my current partner for the first time ever, and we are both very happy!

Stephanie, Richmond, 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

Before coming to see you, if I ate anything but raw food, I'd feel like my abdomen was so bloated, painful and swollen.

I would get tired and fuzzy in the head from eating almost anything!

Another naturopath diagnosed me with leaky gut, but the supplements she prescribed didn't really help that much.

Your homeopathic remedy and Bowen therapy made a huge difference though.

And I was happy to not have to take so many vitamins!

The mental-emotional technique also made me aware of the past events that had probably contributed to my health problems.

I also appreciated that you could tell me what foods were good for my body, and which foods I was allergic to.

Although, as you told me would happen, it seems these allergies have become less with time, I can now eat almost anything without having any gas, pain, confusion or tiredness.

Bernadette, Vancouver (West Point Grey), BC

I want to take the time to say how much I appreciate your excellent work in improving my health.

There was something unsettled in my gastrointestinal system that my family doctor wasn't able to fix and I was suffering daily.

In less then 6 months of being in your care I was feeling better than ever.

Not only were my specific problems taken care of but I've also noticed that my overall physical and mental health are greatly improved.

I recommend your services to any of my friends, family or co-workers who have health complaints.

Colin Aspinall, Port Coquitlam, BC

The pain in my abdomen, hips, pelvis, back and intestines were there before pregnancy, but they all became 100 times worse during.

The pain was with me constantly, and just got worse as the pregnancy wore on.

Your bowen therapy was a lifesaver.

The pain was at a 9 or 10 out of 10 before the first session, but went down to a 5 or less afterwards.

With every bowen treatment, and your homeopathic remedies and emotional technique as well, the pain decreased more.

I can't say that the birth was completely pain-free, but it was way better than my first, and I'm certain I would've needed heavy-duty drugs if not for the bowen therapy.

C.P., Vancouver (Marpole), BC & Little Rock, Arkansas

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

My fingers and toes were always cold and white from the Raynaud's disease, and I would even faint sometimes from low blood pressure.

I additionally had spasms in my muscles and in my arteries and veins also that seemed to make it hard to take a breathe and made me feel like I had a heavy weight on my chest.

Andy's Bowen therapy helped lift this weight.

And the homeopathy and neuroemotional treatment made my spasms decrease over a matter of weeks.

My blood pressure seems more normal too - well, at least I don't get the fainting spells or dizziness like I used to.

My circulation has definitely improved - my hands and feet are pink and feel warm even when I'm not exercising. 

Marie B, Montreal, Quebec

I had such angry red inflammed acne on my face and neck, it didn't matter how much foundation I put on, it would never look normal.

I also had low blood pressure and blood sugar problems that would make me weak, shaky, and nervous.

I had tried the normal drug route but that just made me feel worse and made my periods even more painful.

Andy's homeopathic remedy and neuroemotional therapy made me less anxious, jealous and irritable, almost overnight.

The Bowen technique also seemed to make things flow better, and my periods better.

The acne started to lessen after a couple of days and the flare-ups became less and less until they were not even noticeable.

The healing has been so gradual and complete that before Dr. Andy reminded me I forgot I used to have restless legs, anemia, or vomiting problems.

J.B., Sunshine Coast (Gibsons), BC

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