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Unformatted text preview: hy “Miracle” Weight-Loss Drugs Naturopathy Hollistic approach to medicine
Healing through natural remedies
John Scheel and Benedict Lust
Became a popular system
1956 Revival What is a naturopath? “In addition to the basic medical sciences and
conventional diagnostics, naturopathic
education includes therapeutic nutrition,
botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural
childbirth, classical Chinese medicine,
hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative
therapy, pharmacology and minor surgery”
therapy, Six Tenants of Naturopathy The Healing Power of Nature
Identify and Treat the cause
Fist, do no harm
Treat the whole person
The physician as teacher
Prevention Problems Number of Different treatments
Lack of Research
Natural remedies are not necessarily good for you
Body, Soul, Mind Ayurveda Ayu: Life, Veda: Knowledge of (life)
Comprehensive medical system from India
5,000 years old
Two texts: Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita
Brhat Trayi (The Great Triad) Knowledge Eight Branches
10 Points of Knowledge
Knowledge and Awareness of disease at its essence Doshas Vatta Pita
Determine Prakriti Problems Research
Lack of data about remedies Atkins Diet and Fad Diets Low Carb Diet
Based on two problems with Western Diet
Restrict Carbohydrates Phases of Atkins Induction
Ongoing weight Loss
Lifetime Maintenance Problems Atkins’ death
“A nightmare diet”
Initial weight loss
Bad Breath and Fatigue Fad Diets Promise miracle or quick results
Do not offer long term results
Initially lose weight from water and lean muscle
Weight Cycling Conclusion Alternative medicines not regulated
Try different things
Alternative medicine offers comfort
Promotes healthy lifestyle Discussion Questions Should there be a governing body for alternative medicine? Who should it be?
Should hospitals offer an alternative medicine solution?
Should Western medicine be used in conjunction with alternative medicine or should they be two separate treatments?
Would you be willing to try alternative medcine?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course BIOL_SCI 108 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Winter '06 term at Northwestern.
- Winter '06