I paid my first ever visit to a naturopath last week. Her name is Jada and her practice is called Healing House. A trustworthy friend referred me to her so I knew a little about what to expect from our initial visit. At the same time, I was still nervous to disclose embarrassing, personal details to this stranger... and I was unsure of her philosophy until I met her in person.
In the end, I was impressed with how practical and realistic she was. I noted that since our session was way longer than a family doctor appointment, she had to concentrate on many details, in a counsellor-like way. She did well and I felt like I was chatting with a friend.
I went away with a toolkit full of ideas for getting our family into a more ideal, healthy place.
One minor practice we've begun since my Jada visit is that of the morning smoothie. I was delighted when Jada said the most important ingredients for us in a morning smoothie are berries and dark leafy greens, such as spinach, kale and chard. My kale and chard are my most successful garden crops this year but I'm having a hard time loving them in large amounts in salads. Thank you blended smoothie goodness... you disguise kale and chard beautifully, even in handful-large amounts.
- Mary Mary