Biological Medicine begins with the premise that the body’s normal state is health. We find that the causes of disease are multi-factorial and that no single remedy will restore health. We do know that the body’s power to heal can always be reawakened if the underlying causes of disease are addressed and the body is given the support it needs to regenerate.
Biological Medicine focuses on discovering underlying sources of illness so that a tailored treatment plan can restore the body to optimal health. At Simply Better Health we do more than simply alleviate symptoms, we look for the cause of those symptoms to resolve the underlying issue.
Biological medicine, is so called, because it uses the methods of life itself – it is "bio-logical." In the condition we call health, the body is in a constant conversation with the world around it, taking in nutrition, responding to threats of infection, growing and repairing and detoxifying, all happening moment by moment, in a rich symphony of life.
This complex balance is governed by the body’s regulatory mechanisms, and in Biological Medicine we view symptoms, degeneration and later actual disease as stages of a gradual breakdown in these mechanisms. This breakdown occurs in predictable patterns depending on the unhealthy factors affecting the individual, their own unique genetic makeup, environment and personal history.
Using the regulatory function of the body as our central medical theory helps us connect disorders and diseases with their root causes. And fortunately, the process of breakdown of the regulatory mechanism is reversible, allowing us to move toward health at any time in our lives. Of course, Biological Medicine is not a fountain of youth. All of us will die eventually. But we can and should live happy, long and vital lives. Exactly what we all value, right?
Nutrition is the foundation of Simply Better Health, which over time becomes our principal method. Nutritional changes are vital for detoxification, intestinal strengthening and immune up-building – all three healing phases. In addition to providing the basics of nutritional recipes, all patients receive nutritional counselling that is personalized to their situations. Food is our most important medicine.
Detoxification is a cornerstone of our approach. We detoxify the liver, the large and small colon, the lymphatic system and the blood using a myriad of methods, including nutritional changes.
We guide you to self-administer colon cleanses with warm water and infusions. The cleansing is a wonderful detoxifier, undoing years of damage from poor diet, unfriendly flora, toxins and prescription medications, especially when done in conjunction with our dietary changes and other detoxification methods. This cleansing and nourishing accomplishes in one session what would take months with nutrition alone. These therapies are very effective at reducing inflammation and restoring healthy digestive, immune and hormonal function.
Balneotherapy (Latin: balneum "bath") is the treatment of disease by bathing. Balneotherapy may involve hot or cold water, for relaxation or stimulation. At Simply Better Health, we also use hot and cold water body and partial body wraps to induce a change in body temperature, which both detoxifies and powerfully stimulates the immune system.
The science of breath states very clearly that proper breathing stimulates the body’s healing processes, from immune function to cell regeneration. Conversely, improper breathing hastens degeneration. At Simply Better Health we coach you on how to breathe effectively for good health.
Emotional and Energetic Therapy
We never see a patient whose condition does not have an emotional or psychological dimension. Many of the most advanced thinkers in medicine believe emotional factors are one of the causes of disease. We are certain that emotional factors can block healing, and that those patients who pursue emotional and energetic counselling to overcome those blocks progress faster and further.
Patients receive regular infusions, of herbs, antioxidants, homeopathics and other remedies to stimulate and support immune function, reduce inflammation and restore energy and vitality.
The infusions are an important boost to our other therapies, and in many cases play a crucial role in restoring health. Supplements are no substitute for a proper diet but when dealing with a disease or degenerative state, extra doses of nutrients, especially minerals and antioxidants, are often helpful in reversing the condition.