Weight Loss with Homeopathy & Naturopathic Medicine

Yeah - I know.

 

It’s cliché to write about weight loss.

 

Especially at this time of year.

 

But I have so many tools to help you lose weight with homeopathy & naturopathic medicine.

 

Tools which are elegant, effective, deep-acting & draw on my years of clinical experience treating weight disorders, among other conditions.

 

So I cannot in good conscience withhold such tools from you.

 

Irrespective of how superifically cliché this topic may be.

 

Further, like everything I do, this article is far from superficial.

 

So ... when you're done rolling your eyes at yet another article on weight loss ... read on.

 

Consume Without Consuming

 

You have a need to consume.

 

We all do.

 

Each of us can each address these needs through:

 

 

Consumption Is Good – To A Point

 

Hunger & consumption are natural.

 

And, indeed, necessary for survival & health.

 

And you should naturally only eat when hungry.

 

Clear enough.

 

 

Address – Don’t Suppress - Hunger

 

Hunger – address it, don’t suppress it. Tweet this

 

It’s there for a reason.

 

And that reason should be addressed appropriately.

 

But …

 

 

What If I'm Always Hungry?

 

Or - for that matter - never hungry?

 

Absent hunger & constant hunger alike suggest problems.

 

Problems in your body’s hunger feedback.

 

Fortunately, such problems can be corrected.

 

I regularly utilize the following naturopathic techniques, among others, for such correction:

 

But …

 

 

What If I’m Full But Still “Hungry”?

 

You may be unable to see the true source of your hunger.

 

After all, consumption doesn’t occur for its own sake.

 

Consumption is a means to an end.

 

Fuel for the fire.

 

For production.

 

Creation.

 

Burning passion.

 

 

Lose Weight with Consuming Passion

 

Think of it like a fire.

 

A raging bonfire will readily consume its fuel.

 

It will burn brightly, evenly, & almost indefinitely when properly stoked.

 

 

Is Food Suppressing Your Passion?

 

But what happens when you throw a bunch of thick, heavy logs atop a spark or small flame?

 

At best, the flame feebly wicks the wood, without catching or growing.

 

Or worse - the sheer size of the logs actually extinguishes the flame entirely!

 

Similarly, excesses of food, drink, or other vices can encumber, burden, or even suffocate your passion before it has an opportunity to grow to its true potential.

 

 

Passion - Stoke Or Choke

 

So how can you optimally nourish your passion?

 

Stoke it.

 

Provide your fire with the optimal quantity & quality of fuel.

 

And that fire will burn vigorously & cleanly.

 

 

Rekindle Dying Embers Of Passion

 

Embers – even those seemingly long-dead - can be readily rekindled into a powerful blaze.

 

But not with heavy, wet logs.

 

With tinder & kindling.

 

Something which whets the appetite.

 

But without squelching, suppressing, or superficially satiating that hunger.

 

 

Allow Yourself To Be Hungry

 

Once any issues with your hunger feedback systems have been corrected, you will able to trust your body’s hunger signals.

 

But that hunger may still not be for food.

 

How can you figure that out?

 

Allow yourself to truly experience that sensation of hunger.

 

It is no accident that fasting is, cross-culturally, considerd a holy, religious, & deeply spiritual experience.

 

The body & mind are cleared of distractions.

 

And the true source of your hunger can make itself apparent.

 

 

Enlightenment Through Asceticism

 

In fact, intentional, focussed, & controlled deprivation is a cross-cultural path to enlightenment.

 

Whether it be through:

  • Abstinence
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Poverty
  • Solitude
  • Fasting

 

But such deprivation need not be prolonged to obtain clarity.

 

On the other hand ...

 

 

Be Hungry For Life

 

In both senses.

 

1. Be Hungry For Life 

 

Be hungry for living.

 

Sublimate your hunger into passion.

 

Into manifesting your greatest gifts in the world.

 

And ...

 

2. Be Hungry For Life (Not A Typo)

 

Don't suppress hunger.

 

Express it.

 

Why does the average Westerner gain a pound a year throughout adulthood?

 

Lack of hunger.

 

Also not a typo.

 

 

Sublimate Hunger Into Passion

 

For those not used to experiencing it, hunger can appear slightly uncomfortable.

 

However, this discomfort promotes action.

 

Passion.

 

And life itself.

 

 

Caloric Restriction With Adequate Nutrition (CRAN)

 

In fact, caloric restriction with adequate nutrition (CRAN) has – across an astonishing variety of species, including humans - been shown to:

 

Despite over 70 years of research into the caloric restriction, however, the mechanisms underlying these effects are still poorly understood.

 

 

Sirtuins – The Fountain Of Life?

 

A class of proteins called sirtuins have emerged as one of the strongest mediators of the effects of CRAN.

 

Of course, to big pharma – and, in fairness, its naturopathic equivalent (“big-supplement”?) – this scientific breakthrough represents another patentable & lucrative business opportunity.

 

 

Caloric Reduction Reductionism

 

Accordingly, calorie restriction mimetic (CRM) drugs have been developed in an attempt to simulate the mechanism & effects of CRAN.

 

Without having to, you know, actually stop stuffing our faces.

 

Unsurprisingly, no such effective CRMs have been identified.

 

I suspect this is because the benefits of fasting & caloric restriction extend well beyond such reductionistic mechanisms.

 

 

Get Off The Food-Weight Treadmill 

 

Vast amounts of time, money, energy, emotion, & other resources are devoted to thinking about, planning, preparing, & consuming food.

 

Food.

 

A means to an end.

 

Like breathing.

 

Imagine you devoted the same amount of time, money, energy, emotion, & other resources to breathing as you do to food?

 

You wouldn’t have time or energy left for anything else!

 

Now imagine that you could reduce the amount of time, energy, emotion, & other resources that you devote toward food - to the same level as you devote to breathing?

 

Imagine the freedom.

 

Freedom that you could use for whatever you wished.

 

Freedom that could be devoted towards your true passions.

 

 

Discover Your True Passion

 

But what if you don’t know what you’re passionate about?

 

Many of the naturopathic medical modalities I utilize focus on answering this very question in an individualized manner, most notably:

 

 

Passion Is A Mindset

 

Passion - like weight loss - is unique to each of us.

 

Naturopathic & homeopathic treatment should be personalized accordingly to each individual.

 

As a general principle, however, passion is not task-dependent.

 

True passion is a state of mind - permeating all you do. Tweet this

 

 

Unleashing Passion Via Samadhi

 

My childhood was rife with "creative" jabs at my surname.

 

Both innocuous and - among those with basic anagram skills & apparent biblical knowledge - profane.

 

So when a patient remarked several years ago that my name, personality, and treatment reminded her of a word from her homeland …

 

… I was naturally prepared for the worst. ;)

 

Fortunately, that word is Samadhi.

 

Far from profane.

 

In fact, Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit term for a form of meditative absorption.

 

Meditative absorption achieved through one-pointed concentration.

 

In Buddhism, Samadhi is also the last element of the Noble Eightfold Path.

 

By which enlightenment may be attained through single-pointed focus.

 

Indeed, even though I did not have a name for such a state until relatively recently, the greatest, most profound experiences of my life – spiritual or otherwise - have all occurred in a Samadhi state.

 

It is a place in which time, space, and the chattering of the mind fall away.

 

In which every cell of your body is vibrating in synchronicity with the object of your focus & passion.

 

 

Samadhi, Flow & The Zone

 

Noted psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi has coined the term flow to describe the Samadhi state.

 

In colloquial western terms, this is often known as being in the zone.

 

Csíkszentmihályi formulated the required conditions for a task to elicit flow:

 

  1. Clear goals & progress.
  2. Clear & immediate feedback.
  3. High challenge balanced by high skill.

 

Csíkszentmihályi graphically described flow - and other states of consciousness - relative to perceived challenge & skill levels as follows:

Csikszentmihalyi Flow Challenge Skill Weight Homeopathy Naturopathy

Passive, relaxing activities don’t elicit flow.

 

Your concentration must be devoted to the task at hand.

 

I am extremely well-acquainted with this state.

 

And frequently enter it during patient treatment, when focusing on project and - in truth - throughout the vast majority of my life. 

 

 

The Samadhi Method

 

I have developed The Samadhi Method to describe the means by which anyone can enter this state and elicit healing for both themselves & others. 

 

The Samadhi Method distills the best of each medical and healing tool - from naturopathic medicine & beyond - into a single holistic, elegant, & effective healing method.

 

A method that is accessible and can be utilized by not only other practitioners, but by members of the public as well.

 

 

Samadhi - Elevate Your Experiences

 

What is one simple technique you can utilize to reclaim your passion and attain Samadhi?

 

Elevate your daily experiences.

 

Ensuring your challenges & skills are well-matched.

 

Between company meetings, family dinners, and movie outings, we all must deal with situations involving food that may be insufficiently engaging.

 

 

Samadhi - Fill Your Emptiness With Purpose

 

In such situations, you may feel an unspoken need for something.

 

And instinctively reach for food.

 

Instead, focus on elevating your challenges.

 

Through both external and internal methods.

 

 

Elevate Your Experience – External Method

 

Elevate your challenges to match your abilities.

 

Modify Your External Environment.

 

This requires continuous recognition and elimination of restricting environmental elements.

 

And - since we can’t see our own blind spots - such recognition is typically difficult or impossible to come by ourselves.

 

Many of the techniques I utilize – particularly the Neuroemotional Technique (NET), the Neuromodulation Technique (NMT), biofeedback, and constitutional homeopathy – are particularly well-suited to generating recognition and elimination of deep-seated, chronic environmental blocks.

 

 

Eliminate Conscious Blocks Subconsciously

 

However, some blocks may be more consciously self-evident.

 

Why do so many of us continue to maintain such negative elements in our environment?

 

Despite our conscious recognition of their detrimental nature?

 

Subconscious blocks.

 

You may consciously recognize holiday dinners leave you bored, apathetic, and overstuffed.

 

But you subconsciously have beliefs which restrict you from changing that environment.

 

Beliefs like:

  • If I don’t eat everything offered to me, others will feel rejected.
  • If I don’t stay at the table until well after I’m full, others will reject me.
  • If I voice my feelings, others will reject those feelings & me.

 

Ironically, by rejecting these authentic feelings, you ultimately reject yourself.

 

Elevate Your Experience – Internal Method

 

But what if your environment resists change?

 

Despite your best efforts?

 

Modify Your Internal Environment.

 

Go inward.

 

Ground.

 

Just be.

 

And work with someone to eliminate internal subconscious blocks.

 

Blocks like:

  • Food = Happiness
  • Food = Love
  • Fasting = Punishment
  • Fat = Protection

 

Uncovering & clearing such subconscious blocks will allow your brain to form new, healthy associations.

 

Associations that will help - not hinder - you in reaching & maintaining your ideal weight.

 

A Weighty Matter Of Mind Over Matter

 

This article has addressed natural weight loss primarily from a psychological and emotional perspective.

 

And that’s important.

 

Natural, healthy, & sustained weight loss comes first from the mind.

 

A weighty matter of mind over (literal) matter. Tweet this

 

 

Specifics of Homeopathic & Naturopathic Medical Weight Loss

 

But what about more concrete, physical homeopathic & naturopathic medical interventions?

 

Interventions like:

  • Dietary Protocols
  • Botanical & Nutritional Supplements
  • Homeopathic Remedies

 

These topics are indeed important.

 

I haven’t forgotten about them.

 

They simply each deserve their own articles.

 

Articles which will be:

  • Comprehensive
  • Generalized, & yet
  • Individually applicable

 

My passion guarantees it.

Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

The pain in my abdomen, hips, pelvis, back and intestines were there before pregnancy, but they all became 100 times worse during.

The pain was with me constantly, and just got worse as the pregnancy wore on.

Your bowen therapy was a lifesaver.

The pain was at a 9 or 10 out of 10 before the first session, but went down to a 5 or less afterwards.

With every bowen treatment, and your homeopathic remedies and emotional technique as well, the pain decreased more.

I can't say that the birth was completely pain-free, but it was way better than my first, and I'm certain I would've needed heavy-duty drugs if not for the bowen therapy.

C.P., Vancouver (Marpole), BC & Little Rock, Arkansas

I had given up on the conventional medical doctors, and was going crazy trying to find something to cure this debilitating bladder pain.

I was pretty resistant to Dr. Andy's homeopathic treatment and all neuroemotional techniques - it's pretty strange.

But I do feel much better now, so I know that it did something good.

And not just with my cystitis ... my sleep and energy have improved too.

Diane W, Surrey (North Surrey / Bolivar Heights), BC

Physically, I wasn’t sick in the sense of major disease or sickness. But if I was to keep going the way I was. I would have been for sure soon!

Being troubled with stomach issues for sometime, and having emotion issues I wasn’t even aware of.  

Before I met Dr. Andy Somody, my journey first started at a walk in clinic, where I was put through some blood and stool test after a quick intake. 

My test came back and I was told I have a parasite. I was put on antibiotics and it completely wiped me out. It wasn’t a pleasant experiences at all! 

After all that, I still had painfully stomach issues. I guess it wasn’t the parasite. That upset me a lot to think I poisoned my body for no reason with drugs. I was then told that I had IBS.

After doing some research about IBS I thought it was time to get a second opinion. Why do western doctors just treat the “what” and not want to figure out the “why” so it wont happen again? The reason I went to the walk in clinic in the first place was because my family doctor was a drug pusher who really didn’t listen to me and made me stupid for not wanting to put drugs into my system. 

I chose then to see Dr. Andy Somody.

I called him up made an appointment for the next Saturday. 

I was very pleased that I didn’t need to take anymore time off work and that he was available on Saturday.

My first appointment reassured me that this was the right choice for me.

Andy listened to everything I said.

He asked me question, that I never I been asked before.

He provoked thoughts in me that I never even new existed in me.

My cure was a simple but profound one.

I was stressed out from work and I was going down the wrong path in life. The balance in my life was way off.

I am pleased to say that the pieces of my life are coming together and I’ve never been happier!

(which I never thought could happen, because I thought I was already happy.)

The pieces were always there in front of me - I just didn’t know what to do with them.

I owe Andy for helping me figuring it out, by opening my mind and spirit.

By listening and showing me love and compassion.

Andy has a true calling for naturopathic medicine.

Which has inspired me do what I love.

I am free of all pains and have learnt the ability to listen to my body for what needs it has at the time.

Thank you, Dr. Andy!

Jennie Robinson, Richmond, BC

When I was first introduced to homeopathy by Dr Andy Somody, I was skeptical about treatment, thinking it may be something superstitious or spiritual. Nonetheless my curiosity prompted me to give it a try.

I was impressed when Dr. Andy was able to first improve and then cure my spitting of blood and aches in my neck and arms areas. These issues had been bothering me for several months (or even years) and had not responded to Western medicine, but were cured under Dr. Andy's treatment.

I've since realized homeopathy involves not just physical healing, but mental and emotional forms of healing as well. Unlike the regular doctor who usually sees one only through a physical model, visits to Dr Andy also helped me be in touch with my inner self, a part which I've left behind for years in this high-paced society. 

I've become more at peace with myself, more calm, more patient and understanding as a human being.

I believe some sicknesses and diseases are emotional and not purely organic in nature. Homeopathy seems to address conditions where regular Western medicine cannot. It is drug-free and it treats the person as a whole being and not just a body part.

This is for those who are looking for a trust-worthy and responsible healthcare provider who sees people as individuals and not one of the masses, who gives customized good service irregardless of one’s financial status, beliefs or creed, a doctor who dedicates his life and stays committed to his calling even at the expense of his time and energy.

I do not give testimonies freely but I give credit when credit is due.

I was glad I took my first step towards homeopathy with Dr Andy Somody. Not only have I benefitted from it, on the lighter side, I’ve also found a new friend here in Vancouver.

Dr. Edison Teo, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

I'm the master of order, and I'm generally happy about this.

But when it got to the point of literally pulling out my hair ... well, I knew I needed help.

Andy's homeopathic treatment and mental-emotional exercises helped me change somehow.

I still have urges once in a while, but they're much weaker and more fleeting than they had been before.

The Bowen therapy sessions also helped my ankles and wrists.

This may even be the reason I have more energy and drive.

B.I., Victoria (Saanich), BC

I had excruciating joint pain in my hips, knees, back, and other joints which not only affected me during the day, but interrupted my sleep at night.
Since Dr. Andy’s treatment, these pains and the insomnia have gone away completely.

K.H., Port Coquitlam, BC

I've always had an addictive personality, which can be great when I put it towards something productive, like work.

Last year, before your homeopathic prescription and the neuro-emotional treatment, I was a full-blown alcoholic, and smoked four packs a day.

I'd lose myself in destructive things like gambling and food.

Now I only drink or smoke socially and irregularly ... once or twice a month maximum.

And I'm in control the whole time.

The doctor tells me my liver is doing much better too.

I'm also not coughing or hacking up stuff like I had.

C.P., Parksville, BC

My hands, fingers, elbows, and knees would just blow up every few weeks and get really red, swollen and painful.

Then I injured my achilles tendon, and ended up having bell's palsy somehow.

Dr. Somody's bowen therapy really helped my joints, and my attacks are more few and far-between now.

Even when they do come these days, they're much weaker.

Between the bowen, homeopathy, and neuroemotional feedback releases, my joints and achilles are feeling pretty great these days.

The Bell's palsy took a little longer to release, but once my joints got to the point of being mostly cured, things started moving in my jaw and face again.

Even my periods are more regular these days.

Catherine, West Vancouver (Lions Bay), BC

My husband and I both had fertility difficulties for years before meeting Dr. Somody. The few times we managed to conceive, we'd lose the pregnancy. But then three weeks after Dr. Somody's homeopathic treatment, I became pregnant again, and we now have a beautiful baby boy!

G.A., Coquitlam, BC

I feel like my old self again! My energy is better that it's been in years, and I haven't got sick once since I started seeing you.

Charlotte R., Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

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