Naturopathic Nutritionist (Sarah Barber, Pure People ~ Brighton & Hove Nutritionist)
When I first decided to study nutrition back in 2005, Naturopathic Nutrition was a completely foreign term to me. I initially chose the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Brighton, where I completed my training in 2009, more for convenience of location. Very quickly I was excited to learn that Naturopathy is a science-based tradition of natural health dating back hundreds of years and that the principles of Naturopathy were first used by the Hippocratic School of Medicine in about 400 BC. I now feel completely blessed to have studied Naturopathic Nutrition and loved the course so much I completed half of my Naturopath training as well - ear acupuncture, traditional chinese medicine and iridology - the other half I plan to complete very soon!!
Naturopathic Nutrition principles reflect the integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies
This approach offers the following benefits:
- Being a Naturopathic Nutritionist means I focus on the use of whole & organic foods as medicine which also relects the integral concept of healing in many indigenous societies where typically we see chronic diseases at a much lower prevalence
- Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy addresses the root cause of illness and not just superficial symptoms
- It believes, given the right conditions, the body has the ability to heal itself and find its natural state of balance (homeostatis)
- Being a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist means I treat the ‘whole person’ holistically with all aspects being considered
- I seek to identify the root cause of disease rather than just treating sypmtoms with a 'band-aid'