|What is Traditional Naturopathy?
"Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model
for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid
which can be defined as 'being close to or benefiting from nature.'" — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature
A traditional naturopath specializes in wellness. That is to say,
teaching clients how an application of a natural lifestyle can act to
facilitate the body’s own natural healing and health building
potential. The traditional naturopath does not undertake to "diagnose"
or "treat diseases," but rather recognizes that the majority of
sub-health conditions are cumulative lifestyle effects, and that the
underlying cause of what we call "disease" (or, "dis-ease") is improper
diet, unhealthy habits, and external environmental factors which cause
biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the bodies’ natural
defenses and subsequent breakdown in health. The practice of
Traditional Naturopathy is not considered the practice of medicine and is currently legal in all 50 states.