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 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

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

Andy helped me overcome my battles with alcohol addiction, and I don't get anymore liver pain.

The warts on my feet are gone, and I don't get the tonsillitis every winter like I used too either.

K.S., West Vancouver (Dundarave), BC

I had been living with prostate cancer for months, and the symptoms just got to the point that I had to do something.

The pills that my regular doctor gave me just made me dizzy and tired.

So I went looking for natural alternatives. 

After getting lukewarm results from the acupuncturist and chiropractor, I decided to then see Dr. Somody.

The homeopathic remedy and bowen therapy treatment he gave me made my urination more controlled and regular.

I went from having to get up four times a night to pee to being able to sleep through the night.

My eyes and hearing have also improved, and don't have to live with that annoying chronic cough now either.

R.L., Chilliwack, BC

I don't know how but your homeopathic technique and neuroemotional work brought colour to my life again.

The voices stared going away after the first session and I don't feel so numb, dead or ambivalent all the time now.

I'm also not so worried or paranoid and can actually relax and be comfortable around people.

I don't feel so irritable or anxious all the time and I'm even not so clumsy or accident prone now.

B.W., Victoria (Saanich), BC

My vision has gotten over 50% better in just a few weeks with the homeopathy, bowen therapy, and neuroemotional technique releases.

I feel great - less stressed, and sleeping well.

Grant D, West Vancouver (Ambleside), 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 have been so fortunate to be one of Dr. Somody's patients and have to say that he is one of the most competent people I know.

I had painful stiffness, swelling, and arthritic pain in my hand joints.

And then it changed, and went to my tendons.

I would get throbbing pain in my fingers at night, I couldn't bend my fingers or work properly.

I also would get these little knobs or growths on the joints.

The joints would get really inflammed and red.

Some doctors once told me it was gout or a type of arthritis related to psoriasis.

I also had psoriasis that caused painful cracking and flaking skin on my hands.

Dr. Somody's homeopathic remedy and other naturopathic approaches made all these much better.

For instance after the first few days I could already notice the joints were less swollen and painful.

After a couple of months the joints, skin and tendons were at least 50% better.

They just kept getting better over the next few months and other than a rare flare-up I don't have these things any more.

I haven't had to see Dr. Somody or any other doctor again in years and I consider myself cured.

If it wasn't for him I would probably still be suffering from these problems or even unable to work.

 

Alex, North Vancouver, BC

 

More Testimonials

My blood sugar was crazy - going up and down, and really all over the map.

My eyes and kidneys were really getting destroyed by the diabetes, and I already had had problems with both of them before!

Andy's homeopathy, naturopathic and neuroemotional techniques helped my blood sugar stabilize when nothing else was helping.

I notice the swelling and urination problems are much less now. I even got new glasses because my vision's so much better!

Anna L, Pitt Meadows, BC

I passed the stone with much less pain this time thanks to your homeopathic and neuroemotional treatment.

And I haven't had any stones since.

My muscles and sciatic nerve are not so inflammed since your Bowen technique therapy.

W.B., Maple Ridge (Haney), BC

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