Weight Loss with Homeopathy & Naturopathic Medicine

Yeah - I know.

 

It’s cliché to write about weight loss.

 

Especially at this time of year.

 

But I have so many tools to help you lose weight with homeopathy & naturopathic medicine.

 

Tools which are elegant, effective, deep-acting & draw on my years of clinical experience treating weight disorders, among other conditions.

 

So I cannot in good conscience withhold such tools from you.

 

Irrespective of how superifically cliché this topic may be.

 

Further, like everything I do, this article is far from superficial.

 

So ... when you're done rolling your eyes at yet another article on weight loss ... read on.

 

Consume Without Consuming

 

You have a need to consume.

 

We all do.

 

Each of us can each address these needs through:

 

 

Consumption Is Good – To A Point

 

Hunger & consumption are natural.

 

And, indeed, necessary for survival & health.

 

And you should naturally only eat when hungry.

 

Clear enough.

 

 

Address – Don’t Suppress - Hunger

 

Hunger – address it, don’t suppress it. Tweet this

 

It’s there for a reason.

 

And that reason should be addressed appropriately.

 

But …

 

 

What If I'm Always Hungry?

 

Or - for that matter - never hungry?

 

Absent hunger & constant hunger alike suggest problems.

 

Problems in your body’s hunger feedback.

 

Fortunately, such problems can be corrected.

 

I regularly utilize the following naturopathic techniques, among others, for such correction:

 

But …

 

 

What If I’m Full But Still “Hungry”?

 

You may be unable to see the true source of your hunger.

 

After all, consumption doesn’t occur for its own sake.

 

Consumption is a means to an end.

 

Fuel for the fire.

 

For production.

 

Creation.

 

Burning passion.

 

 

Lose Weight with Consuming Passion

 

Think of it like a fire.

 

A raging bonfire will readily consume its fuel.

 

It will burn brightly, evenly, & almost indefinitely when properly stoked.

 

 

Is Food Suppressing Your Passion?

 

But what happens when you throw a bunch of thick, heavy logs atop a spark or small flame?

 

At best, the flame feebly wicks the wood, without catching or growing.

 

Or worse - the sheer size of the logs actually extinguishes the flame entirely!

 

Similarly, excesses of food, drink, or other vices can encumber, burden, or even suffocate your passion before it has an opportunity to grow to its true potential.

 

 

Passion - Stoke Or Choke

 

So how can you optimally nourish your passion?

 

Stoke it.

 

Provide your fire with the optimal quantity & quality of fuel.

 

And that fire will burn vigorously & cleanly.

 

 

Rekindle Dying Embers Of Passion

 

Embers – even those seemingly long-dead - can be readily rekindled into a powerful blaze.

 

But not with heavy, wet logs.

 

With tinder & kindling.

 

Something which whets the appetite.

 

But without squelching, suppressing, or superficially satiating that hunger.

 

 

Allow Yourself To Be Hungry

 

Once any issues with your hunger feedback systems have been corrected, you will able to trust your body’s hunger signals.

 

But that hunger may still not be for food.

 

How can you figure that out?

 

Allow yourself to truly experience that sensation of hunger.

 

It is no accident that fasting is, cross-culturally, considerd a holy, religious, & deeply spiritual experience.

 

The body & mind are cleared of distractions.

 

And the true source of your hunger can make itself apparent.

 

 

Enlightenment Through Asceticism

 

In fact, intentional, focussed, & controlled deprivation is a cross-cultural path to enlightenment.

 

Whether it be through:

  • Abstinence
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Poverty
  • Solitude
  • Fasting

 

But such deprivation need not be prolonged to obtain clarity.

 

On the other hand ...

 

 

Be Hungry For Life

 

In both senses.

 

1. Be Hungry For Life 

 

Be hungry for living.

 

Sublimate your hunger into passion.

 

Into manifesting your greatest gifts in the world.

 

And ...

 

2. Be Hungry For Life (Not A Typo)

 

Don't suppress hunger.

 

Express it.

 

Why does the average Westerner gain a pound a year throughout adulthood?

 

Lack of hunger.

 

Also not a typo.

 

 

Sublimate Hunger Into Passion

 

For those not used to experiencing it, hunger can appear slightly uncomfortable.

 

However, this discomfort promotes action.

 

Passion.

 

And life itself.

 

 

Caloric Restriction With Adequate Nutrition (CRAN)

 

In fact, caloric restriction with adequate nutrition (CRAN) has – across an astonishing variety of species, including humans - been shown to:

 

Despite over 70 years of research into the caloric restriction, however, the mechanisms underlying these effects are still poorly understood.

 

 

Sirtuins – The Fountain Of Life?

 

A class of proteins called sirtuins have emerged as one of the strongest mediators of the effects of CRAN.

 

Of course, to big pharma – and, in fairness, its naturopathic equivalent (“big-supplement”?) – this scientific breakthrough represents another patentable & lucrative business opportunity.

 

 

Caloric Reduction Reductionism

 

Accordingly, calorie restriction mimetic (CRM) drugs have been developed in an attempt to simulate the mechanism & effects of CRAN.

 

Without having to, you know, actually stop stuffing our faces.

 

Unsurprisingly, no such effective CRMs have been identified.

 

I suspect this is because the benefits of fasting & caloric restriction extend well beyond such reductionistic mechanisms.

 

 

Get Off The Food-Weight Treadmill 

 

Vast amounts of time, money, energy, emotion, & other resources are devoted to thinking about, planning, preparing, & consuming food.

 

Food.

 

A means to an end.

 

Like breathing.

 

Imagine you devoted the same amount of time, money, energy, emotion, & other resources to breathing as you do to food?

 

You wouldn’t have time or energy left for anything else!

 

Now imagine that you could reduce the amount of time, energy, emotion, & other resources that you devote toward food - to the same level as you devote to breathing?

 

Imagine the freedom.

 

Freedom that you could use for whatever you wished.

 

Freedom that could be devoted towards your true passions.

 

 

Discover Your True Passion

 

But what if you don’t know what you’re passionate about?

 

Many of the naturopathic medical modalities I utilize focus on answering this very question in an individualized manner, most notably:

 

 

Passion Is A Mindset

 

Passion - like weight loss - is unique to each of us.

 

Naturopathic & homeopathic treatment should be personalized accordingly to each individual.

 

As a general principle, however, passion is not task-dependent.

 

True passion is a state of mind - permeating all you do. Tweet this

 

 

Unleashing Passion Via Samadhi

 

My childhood was rife with "creative" jabs at my surname.

 

Both innocuous and - among those with basic anagram skills & apparent biblical knowledge - profane.

 

So when a patient remarked several years ago that my name, personality, and treatment reminded her of a word from her homeland …

 

… I was naturally prepared for the worst. ;)

 

Fortunately, that word is Samadhi.

 

Far from profane.

 

In fact, Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit term for a form of meditative absorption.

 

Meditative absorption achieved through one-pointed concentration.

 

In Buddhism, Samadhi is also the last element of the Noble Eightfold Path.

 

By which enlightenment may be attained through single-pointed focus.

 

Indeed, even though I did not have a name for such a state until relatively recently, the greatest, most profound experiences of my life – spiritual or otherwise - have all occurred in a Samadhi state.

 

It is a place in which time, space, and the chattering of the mind fall away.

 

In which every cell of your body is vibrating in synchronicity with the object of your focus & passion.

 

 

Samadhi, Flow & The Zone

 

Noted psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi has coined the term flow to describe the Samadhi state.

 

In colloquial western terms, this is often known as being in the zone.

 

Csíkszentmihályi formulated the required conditions for a task to elicit flow:

 

  1. Clear goals & progress.
  2. Clear & immediate feedback.
  3. High challenge balanced by high skill.

 

Csíkszentmihályi graphically described flow - and other states of consciousness - relative to perceived challenge & skill levels as follows:

Csikszentmihalyi Flow Challenge Skill Weight Homeopathy Naturopathy

Passive, relaxing activities don’t elicit flow.

 

Your concentration must be devoted to the task at hand.

 

I am extremely well-acquainted with this state.

 

And frequently enter it during patient treatment, when focusing on project and - in truth - throughout the vast majority of my life. 

 

 

The Samadhi Method

 

I have developed The Samadhi Method to describe the means by which anyone can enter this state and elicit healing for both themselves & others. 

 

The Samadhi Method distills the best of each medical and healing tool - from naturopathic medicine & beyond - into a single holistic, elegant, & effective healing method.

 

A method that is accessible and can be utilized by not only other practitioners, but by members of the public as well.

 

 

Samadhi - Elevate Your Experiences

 

What is one simple technique you can utilize to reclaim your passion and attain Samadhi?

 

Elevate your daily experiences.

 

Ensuring your challenges & skills are well-matched.

 

Between company meetings, family dinners, and movie outings, we all must deal with situations involving food that may be insufficiently engaging.

 

 

Samadhi - Fill Your Emptiness With Purpose

 

In such situations, you may feel an unspoken need for something.

 

And instinctively reach for food.

 

Instead, focus on elevating your challenges.

 

Through both external and internal methods.

 

 

Elevate Your Experience – External Method

 

Elevate your challenges to match your abilities.

 

Modify Your External Environment.

 

This requires continuous recognition and elimination of restricting environmental elements.

 

And - since we can’t see our own blind spots - such recognition is typically difficult or impossible to come by ourselves.

 

Many of the techniques I utilize – particularly the Neuroemotional Technique (NET), the Neuromodulation Technique (NMT), biofeedback, and constitutional homeopathy – are particularly well-suited to generating recognition and elimination of deep-seated, chronic environmental blocks.

 

 

Eliminate Conscious Blocks Subconsciously

 

However, some blocks may be more consciously self-evident.

 

Why do so many of us continue to maintain such negative elements in our environment?

 

Despite our conscious recognition of their detrimental nature?

 

Subconscious blocks.

 

You may consciously recognize holiday dinners leave you bored, apathetic, and overstuffed.

 

But you subconsciously have beliefs which restrict you from changing that environment.

 

Beliefs like:

  • If I don’t eat everything offered to me, others will feel rejected.
  • If I don’t stay at the table until well after I’m full, others will reject me.
  • If I voice my feelings, others will reject those feelings & me.

 

Ironically, by rejecting these authentic feelings, you ultimately reject yourself.

 

Elevate Your Experience – Internal Method

 

But what if your environment resists change?

 

Despite your best efforts?

 

Modify Your Internal Environment.

 

Go inward.

 

Ground.

 

Just be.

 

And work with someone to eliminate internal subconscious blocks.

 

Blocks like:

  • Food = Happiness
  • Food = Love
  • Fasting = Punishment
  • Fat = Protection

 

Uncovering & clearing such subconscious blocks will allow your brain to form new, healthy associations.

 

Associations that will help - not hinder - you in reaching & maintaining your ideal weight.

 

A Weighty Matter Of Mind Over Matter

 

This article has addressed natural weight loss primarily from a psychological and emotional perspective.

 

And that’s important.

 

Natural, healthy, & sustained weight loss comes first from the mind.

 

A weighty matter of mind over (literal) matter. Tweet this

 

 

Specifics of Homeopathic & Naturopathic Medical Weight Loss

 

But what about more concrete, physical homeopathic & naturopathic medical interventions?

 

Interventions like:

  • Dietary Protocols
  • Botanical & Nutritional Supplements
  • Homeopathic Remedies

 

These topics are indeed important.

 

I haven’t forgotten about them.

 

They simply each deserve their own articles.

 

Articles which will be:

  • Comprehensive
  • Generalized, & yet
  • Individually applicable

 

My passion guarantees it.

Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

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

I feel blessed to work with such a gifted doctor, whose treatments have been effective in supporting my optimal health.

In my opinion, Dr. Somody's integrity, character and professionalism are beyond reproach and I recommend him wholeheartedly to others.

I first saw Dr. Somody several years ago for physical medical health issues, including frozen shoulder, hip bursa inflammation, stiffness, and pain, TMJ, back pain, and warts.

All of those complaints were cured largely or entirely thanks to Dr. Somody's treatment.

Everything else that has come up since that time - cough, pneumonia, allergies, sinusitis, not to mention emotional concerns - Dr. Somody has treated and healed, naturally and successfully.

Through the treatments, he identified and cured the causes behind each of these issues, allowing them to be healed deeply with his bowen therapy, homeopathic remedies, neuroemotional technique, and other techniques.

I hold Dr. Somody in the highest regard, and had to put in my opinion about his genius and compassion for the human condition.

Anyone who is half conscious could realize in seconds what a remarkable doctor he is.

 

Judith Leroux, North Vancouver (Edgemont Village), BC

 

More Testimonials

I had mono years ago, and then started getting all these immune problems - wheezing, itching, coughing up phlegm, and having really low energy levels.

And it used to feel like I was allergic to everything!

I got sicker and sicker for years before I found Andy.

His homeopathy and neuroemotional technique gradually made me feel stronger and healthier.

Now I just get infections once or twice a year, and when I do, they're not severe or debilitating at all.

Even my dyslexia and reading problems seem to have gotten better with the Bowen technique and biofeedback.

G.D., Burnaby, BC

Distance had been created between myself and my wife - in our sex life and our marriage in general - when I came to see Dr. Somody. The naturopathic counselling and homeopathic remedy quickly helped me to overcome my ejaculatory control issues. and my marriage and sex life are doing good now.

Brian C., Port Coquitlam, BC

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

Andy used homeopathy and bowen technique to treat the itching, burning pimples I used to have around my mouth.

My skin was already feeling better after the treatment, and my face cleared up after a couple of weeks.

I've had the occasional pimple since then, but the homeopathy treatment always seems to make my skin clear up really quickly.

Adam B, Surrey (White Rock / South Surrey), BC

I had been binge-eating and starving since I was a teenager, and I'd been put on countless concoctions by regular doctors for my depression, mood swings, and bone problems.

I was always in such physical and psychological pain before Dr. Andy's homeopathic remedy and neuroemotional technique work.

Now I've lost 60 pounds and feel awesome about myself.

Even my bones are stronger, and I don't get any more stomach issues with milk.

Andrea Baxter, Toronto, Ontario

My daughter was going through a horrible period of battling with anorexia, bulimia, and cycles of binging, starvation, and over-exercise.

Her electrolytes were so messed up that, even though she would try to hide it, she was having major problems with coordination and concentration.

She hadn't had periods for at least two years, her hair, teeth and nails were weak and brittle, and the doctors said that she was heading towards osteoporosis.

Dr. Andy was so compassionate and helpful, and his homeopathic remedy and mental-emotional releases seemed to make a difference almost immediately.

Even though my daughter didn't start to gain weight for a couple of weeks, I could see her brighten, relax, and open to the possibility of change.

Little by little, she started eating a little more and relaxing her rigid ideas about food.

It also helped that Dr. Andy was able to tell her what foods were good for her body.

Today, my daughter is happy, healthy, and has no more concerns about weight or body image.

Her periods are normal again too, and she doesn't even have anymore bad dreams or disturbed sleep either.

J.D., West Vancouver (British Properties), BC

The shoulder is a lot better! Before I couldn’t even lift things with it - now I’m back gardening and skating regularly. 

My cold actually went away very quickly with the treatment, too – I felt better almost immediately.

My sinuses don’t hurt like they used to, and I don’t get the headaches any more either. Where I injured my head with the concussion doesn’t hurt anymore, and I don’t think I’m as accident prone as I was before either.

I’ve even lost weight over the last few months. 

I originally had a tendency to run around and try to do way too many things at once, and then only do things half or three quarters of the way. The remedy has helped me learn to gather myself a bit, to get an overview of what’s going on, so that I feel more structured to plan my food and my work.

With my work, I’ve been able to work long hours and then relax after since we began the treament.

Also, when I am at home and with the kids, I am capable of talking to them and doing other things at the same time.

Finally, the anxiety, high blood pressure and palpitations are also much better. I don’t even pay attention to the numbers anymore. I know what I feel, and since your treatment, I feel much better with all of this!

S.A., Richmond, BC

I had lots of problems all over my body when I first was referred to you.

I peed myself when I laughed or jumped up and down, and felt like I constantly had to go to the bathroom, but nothing would come out.

My heart also felt like it was jumping out of my chest sometimes.

Homeopathy never had worked for me in the past, but your remedy really did the trick.

And the neuroemotional work helped me to recognize and let go of a bunch of old traumas I had been holding on to.

The exercises you gave me for the pelvic floor strengthening also seemed to help me get control of my bladder.

Lisa A., Langley (Aldergrove), BC

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