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

A root canal I had done a long time ago was done improperly.

My cheek was swollen on one side from a painful abscess in my gum and tooth.

Andy's homeopathic remedy, neuroemotional clearings, and Bowen therapy helped this drain within hours.

I couldn't believe how much better it looked the next day!

I barely ever feel the pain anymore; and if I do, Andy's remedy seems to have made it go away everytime.

A.F., Maple Ridge, 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

Thank you for the cream! My eczema is finally going away!

Janet Mou, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

My jaw had been frozen shut by a bony fusion, and nerve damage from many destructive surgeries.

I had such severe and destructive scar tissue in my mouth.

Andy's homeopathic remedy, neuro-emotional work, and especially the Bowen therapy helped to unlock my jaw and break up this scar tissue.

My nerve pain is also less intense than it's been in years, and is still getting better with every treatment.

Brent G, Burnaby (Whalley, North Surrey), 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

The tics and spastic outbursts were able to be gradually helped by the homeopathic medicine and bowen technique.

Until now, I barely have them at all.

The neuroemotional work also helped restore my mobility.

Margret D, Burnaby (Brentwood, North Burnaby), 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

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

Thank you so much for everything!

All my eye pain and headache is gone. The most I feel is just a little tingling now and then.

Otherwise everything else is going phenomenally well in life! It just couldn’t be any better.

I also got a new job. I sent out my resume, and it was the one type of job I wanted, and it was just a good fit.

I just had a look on job searching and I just let it happen.

I’m so happy right now!

I also got accepted to a new school and I’ve already started reading the textbooks.

I’m surprised how much I’m actually absorbing. I’ve never been good at that but now I’m actually absorbing it.

And I don’t seem to have so much a problem with nuts these days.

Since the last time I've seen you, I didn't notice my stomach at all. 

Even with other people in my life I’m just been letting them know how I feel about things, instead of letting that hold me back.

It’s just phenomenal.

I look forward to my appointments with you every month!

Jenny C., Vancouver, BC

I don't get the tingling, throbbing, or burning herpes nerve pain in my back and pelvic area since your homeopathy treatment!

The blood pressure is getting lower, especially the diastolic, and my blood sugar has gone down with the neuroemotional releases.

Jackie, Port Moody (Anmore / Belcarra), BC

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