Naturopathy is a whole medical system combining an array of natural therapies to support healing and maintain health. Naturopaths aim to treat the underlying causes of illness and disease. The core principle of "healing through nature" guides the naturopath’s use of nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine, manual therapies, flower essences, lifestyle education and homeopathy.
A naturopath specialises in natural medicine, using diet, lifestyle, nutritional supplements, and herbal medicines. Naturopaths also recommend and refer on to other health modalities and practices that will aid in their client’s healing process, including holistic dental care.
Deirdre works alongside your dentist performing your amalgam removal to ensure complete eradication of mercury and other poisonous metals from your body. Mercury vapour is toxic to our nervous systems and is continuously released from amalgam fillings and stored in the body.
It can reduce kidney, liver and thyroid function, be related to depression and mood swings, can suppress the immune system and is implicated in many nervous system disorders just to mention a few of the health implications. To achieve complete eradication tests are performed and an in-clinic analysis of your health can determine any other support you need. Using herbs and nutritional supplements along with nutrition and lifestyle adjustments, Deirdre helps you to achieve detoxification and return to health.
Deirdre is a registered Naturopath who has been in practice for nearly 20 years. She also has a degree in Nursing and Midwifery, and another degree in Psychology. Her 15-year nursing career has given her a good background in medical knowledge, and her Psychology studies have reaffirmed the importance of good mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Deirdre’s philosophy is that a healthy mind promotes a healthy body, and a healthy body promotes healthy mental and emotional wellbeing. It is an ever-changing cycle. She also incorporates iridology and kinesiology into her treatment program, using these two modalities to access the underlying emotional and mental currents that effect the body and trigger disease.
During her 20 years’ experience in the field of naturopathy, Deirdre has had the fortunate opportunity to work with integrated doctors who are happy to combine natural medicine with orthodox medicine so that the patient gets the best of both worlds. Testing is an integral part of therapy, as it gives a measure of treatment and detoxification goals. Deirdre refers her clients for extensive blood testing, hair analysis for toxic metals, gut microbiome testing, food allergy testing, hormone measurements, full thyroid profiling, and many other functional tests available. She is also qualified in Nutrigenomics, having certification under the Fitgenes program, and can offer genetic testing to identify her clients’ inborn genetic weaknesses and strengths.
Deirdre believes that this type of testing is useful to have done before and after a naturopathic detoxification program. “Amalgam fillings cause a build-up of toxic mercury in all the cells and tissues of the body, leading to issues in all organs and systems of the body. It is important to individualise this detox process because some people are not able to release these toxins as easily as others, depending on their liver, kidney, and gut functions.”
“When one considers that the gut GI tract runs from the mouth to the anus, it is understandable that any mouth, gum, or dental disease needs to include treatment of the gut. Due to a diet of processed foods, and the toxic chemicals in our environment, the gut microbiome needs extra help to keep up its health. Considering that 80% of the immune system is born in the gut, this is the first port of call for naturopathic treatments.”
If you’d like to learn more about Deirdre and her Naturopathy services please visit her website: https://www.deirdreparkinsonnaturopath.com/