What we do

Nature

Naturopathy is the art, science, and philosophy of nature. It is an holistic approach to health and wellness based on the unique qualities of each individual. It uses the principal that our body has an inherent ability to heal itself, given the right environment.

Naturopathy at our South Devon clinic is guided by the following founding principles:

  • First, do no harm
  • Utilise the healing power of nature
  • Treat the cause of imbalance, not just the symptoms
  • Treat the whole person; mind, body and spirit

Science

We use the most advanced screening technology available today. Our screening system will reveal disturbances on all levels: structural, biochemical, energetic and emotional.

Additionally, we use a highly powered microscope to evaluate a single drop of blood, which contains a mass of information to assess an individual's current state of balance / imbalance.

What we offer

At our South Devon naturopathic clinic, we offer:

  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Allergy Advice
  • State-of-the-art Health Screening
  • Cellular Analysis
  • Naturopathic Consultations
  • Personalised Retreats

We have achieved outstanding success with a wide range of symptoms; such as disruptive menopause, hormone imbalance, skin conditions, allergies and food intolerances, fatigue and ME, poor immune function, viruses, IBS, diabetes, parasites, candida, stress, sleep problems, migraines, low libido and more.

Devon's allergy advice clinic

Allergies plague thousands across Devon and many are less obvious than a strong reaction to nuts.

The human body can also be intolerant to a number of food types, environmental stimuli and substances - knowing which your body is negatively affected by is the first step to cutting them out of your life.

The difference can be massive, which is why we enjoy offering allergy advice and food intolerance tests as part of our repertoire.


Blending vs Juicing

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Blending vs Juicing

What’s the difference?

Good question!

Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fibre. Blending, on the other hand, makes smoothies consisting of the entire fruit / vegetable (nothing is extracted).

Juicing benefits

Without all the fibre, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole.This is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fibre. The fibre in produce helps slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream.

Jason Vale calls juicing “a nutrient express!” Freshly squeezed vegetable juices form part of most healing and detoxification programs, because they are so nutrient rich and nourish and restore the body at a cellular level.

You can pack more servings of fruits and veggies into a single serving of juice than you can into a smoothie and when you remove the fibre from the produce, the liquid juice is absorbed into your blood stream quickly.

Top tips and things to watch out for:

If you are only juicing fruits, this can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar. Unstable blood sugar levels can lead to mood swings and energy loss.
I recommend sticking to 80% greens/vegetables – 20% fruits.

Blending benefits

So blending makes smoothies – these still contain the fibre which juicing removes.

However, the blending process breaks the fibre apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest).
Another benefit is that blending helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies also tend to be more filling, because of the fibre, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day.

Top tips and things to watch out for:

It is best not to combine fruits and vegetables (unless it’s apple). This can affect how well your digestive enzymes function.
This doesn’t seem to matter too much in green juices and smoothies, but vegetables like carrots, beetroots, broccoli and zucchini don’t combine well with fruit due to their high starch content.

In his book ‘Food Combining Made Easy’, Dr.Herbert Shelton explains that starchy foods are best eaten alone because they are digested with very different enzymes any other food group. Combining starchy foods with fruit may cause fermentation and gas.
Luckily green leafy veggies combine well with pretty much everything, so they’re your best bet if you want to add in some fruits as well.

Get experimenting!

Have a go at both juicing and blending and see which you prefer. Just make sure to rotate your greens and change up your diet. After all, it’s healthy and more fun!

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