Posts made in May, 2014

Quick and Easy Home Made Baked Bean Recipe

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Adonai, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick and Easy Home Made Baked Bean Recipe

    Prep Time : 10mins Cook Time : 10 mins Yield : 4 small serves   Ingredients 1 brown onion, finely diced 3 x rashes of shortcut bacon, fat trimmed, finely diced 1/2 large red capsicum, finely diced 1 large tomato, finely diced 1 heaped teaspoon mild mustard 2 x heaped tablespoons tomato paste 1 x can canellini or butter beans 1 x can red kidney beans 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley   Directions In a saucepan heat a small amount of olive oil. Cook onion until it softens then add bacon and stir for 1 minute. Add capsicum and tomato and cook for 2 minutes or until just soft Add mustard and tomato paste and allow mixture to simmer for another couple of minutes. Drain beans and rinse very well. Add beans and parsley to tomato mixture and stir until combined and heated through.   To Serve Top with sliced avocado or a poached egg. Eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.     About the author: Kelli Kieselbach is the Naturopath and owner at Adonai Natural Health Clinic in the North East suburbs of Adelaide, SA. Kelli is passionate about restoring health and preventing disease using nutrition and herbal medicines. As a Naturopath, Kelli uses her skills clinically to empower clients of all ages to achieve better health and quality of life. To request an appointment with Kelli or to make an enquiry, please click on the links below or contact the clinic on 08 8396 7500. REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT                               MAKE AN...

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What is a Naturopath and why would I see one?

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Adonai, Articles | 0 comments

What is a Naturopath and why would I see one?

I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve been at a party, my child’s playgroup or a friend’s wedding and the inevitable question comes… “so, what do you do?” The most common response I seem to get is a blank look and a vague …”ok”, quickly followed by a change of subject. Of course this isn’t always the case, but often it is as many people don’t really know what a Naturopath does and seem too afraid to ask, so I thought it was about time that I wrote something to explain exactly what I do.   First things first….a little introduction to Naturopathy. The term Naturopathy is relatively new. It was coined in the late 1800’s as a term to describe a system of medicine that followed the philosophies below. These philosophies were based on the principles and philosophies of Hippocrates, the Greek physician who has incurred the title of ‘The father of Medicine’. A Naturopath is someone who practices this system of medicine. Naturopathy is considered a Complementary medicine, meaning that it works side by side with conventional medicine. Modern Naturopaths undergo extensive training in health sciences as well as both scientific and traditional understandings of Nutrition and plant medicines (Herbal medicines). A Naturopath who has undergone appropriate training through an accredited college or University should be registered with an industry governing body. This is important to make sure that your practitioner is appropriately trained to advise you on your health needs. Naturopathy incorporates Nutrition, Lifestyle Counselling and Herbal Medicine based on thorough health assessments. It may also include other modalities such as Massage, Homoepathy or Counselling for those with specialist training in these areas.   Every Naturopath may work slightly differently but the foundation for every Naturopathic treatment is based around the following philosophies…. The Healing power of Nature The body knows how to heal, it just needs the right environment and resources to support those inbuilt healing processes. The aim of the Naturopath is to provide the body with everything it needs to return to balance. Identify and treat the causes There are times when relief of symptoms is required however our main aim is to get to the root cause of the problem so that symptoms can be alleviated for good where possible. First Do no Harm Naturopaths, like all health care professionals, have a duty of care to their patients to only use medicines and therapies that are non-toxic and beneficial to the client. Naturopaths aim to use medicines and therapies that are as gentle and close to nature as possible. This means starting with dietary and lifestyle changes and using herbs and nutrients as indicated for extra support. More aggressive therapies are considered a last resort. Important note: this is not to imply that all nutritional and herbal supplements are completely safe for everyone at every time. It is important to seek guidance on natural products from a trained professional to check on interactions, dosage, quality of product etc. in order to ensure safety and benefit. Naturopath as teacher Part of a Naturopaths role is to empower people to take responsibility for their own health. Ultimately our aim is to educate our clients to know their bodies better and feel confident in making choices for their well-being. Treat the whole person A Naturopath takes a holistic approach to a person’s health. Addressing all areas of health and life is important for achieving the best results. We understand that every body part and system doesn’t work in isolation but effects many other areas of the body. We also recognise that there are...

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