Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.
  • Blood Sugar Support

  • Diagnose & Assess Physical, Mental & Emotional Disorders

  • Avandia

    Rosiglitazone (Avandia) is widely used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, but its effect on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been determined.

  • Image

    Eyesight is precious, our eyes provide a way for us to see the world and for the world to see us. One of the greatest problems we are faced with as an aging population is eye disease.

  •  GI food

    The glycemic index or GI ranks carbohydrates according to their effect on blood glucose levels. The lower the GI, the slower the rise in blood glucose levels will be when the food is consumed. The effect may differ from person to person. It is recommended that people with pre-diabetes and diabetes have moderate amounts of carbohydrate and include high fibre foods that also have a low GI (not all high fibre foods have a low GI). Some research has shown that by eating a diet with a lower GI, people with diabetes can reduce their average blood glucose levels. This is important in reducing the risk of developing diabetes-related complications.

  • Exercise

    Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness & can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight, building & maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength & joint mobility.

  • Health Aging

    Ageing is also known as senescence. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can address the effects of aging by activating telomerase, restoring autophagic activity and maximising digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients to extend life, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

  • insulin resistance

    Insulin resistance (IR) is the condition in which normal amounts of insulin are inadequate to produce a normal insulin response from fat, muscle, and liver cells. Insulin resistance (IR) is a prominent pathophysiologic component in a myriad of metabolic disorders, including obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  • With this medicines safety now in question, in the light of recent scientific evidence that it poses increased risk of heart attack, what are the natural medicine alternatives to Avandia

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion resulting in death of the optic nerve cells, which is known as optic neuropathy.

  • hypertension

    Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. It is classified as either primary (essential) or secondary. About 90-95% of cases are termed "primary hypertension", which refers to high blood pressure for which no medical cause can be found. The remaining 5-10% of cases (Secondary hypertension) are caused by another conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart, or endocrine system. From a naturopathic perspective there is a plethora of dietary, lifestyle and supplement and herbal medicine advice that will address the causes of hypertension and lower blood pressure naturally

  • A Naturopathic Consultation is holistic and assesses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. For example from a Western Medical Perspective you may be medically diagnosed with hypothyroidism however, from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective your diagnosis might be;

    Practitioner

    • Decreased Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) due to "Functional Hypothyroid"
    • Poor breakdown of fats and increased visceral adiposity due to a "Sluggish Liver".
    • Excess cravings for carbohydrates due to “Insulin Resistance” and "Functional Hypoglycemia"
    • Long term stress leading to "Adrenal Exhaustion", cortisol spikes and resultant weight gain
    • Long term stress leading to “Nervous System Exhaustion” and emotional eating
    • Nutritional deficiencies of Iodine, EFAs, selenium
    • Excess Bioaccumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as fluoride, aluminium and  BPA leading to a disruption of thyroid hormone production. 

    Thus

    Naturopathic Treatment Principles 

    • Tonify the thyroid to boost BMR
    • Improve insulin sensitivity
    • Balance blood sugar
    • Tonify the adrenal gland
    • Nourish the nervous system
    • Replace nutritional deficiencies
    • Treatment in the terms of dietary, lifestyle, supplement and herbal medicine recommendations are then derived from these treatment principles.

    Addtional Protocols

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

    As an Acupuncturist, I will also diagnose your Pattern of Disharmony according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. In obesity, it may be for example Cold Damp accumulation due to Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency. I will prescribe Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Dietary Therapy to treat your Pattern of Disharmony. Rather than prescribing Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, I specialise in preparing Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulations in organic 1:1 high practitioner strength extract form 

    Once I have confirmed a Naturopathic Diagnosis, I will then explain the Naturopathic Causes of your condition from a Naturopathic Perspective so that you will be motivated to remove these causes to the best of your ability and have a better chance for cure, depending also, on the strength of your Vital Force. As the "Stress-Less Naturopath" I tailor a Health Management Solution to suit your lifestyle.

    I am trained in pharmacology, herbal and supplement contraindications and drug/nutrient, drug/herb interactions. I can prescribe safely if you are pregnant and breastfeeding or on medication. As a Herbalist and Nutritionist I specialise in matching the pharmacological actions of drugs with natural alternatives using compounds found in food and herbs. I will always give dietary advice and assess your diet for nutritional deficiencies.

    Classical Homeopathy

    As a classical homeopath I may also prescribe what are described as your constitutional remedy, an acute lesional remedy or drainage remedy.

    What to expect during a Naturopathic consultation?

    At either a consult in person or an online consultation I will

    Discuss your presenting symptoms

    • Discuss any medications that you take to ensure that there are no drug/nutrient or drug/herb contraindications with proposed or current treatment
    • Discuss your past health history
    • Discuss your family history
    • Ask you questions about relevant body systems to gain a better understanding of your condition
    • Perform nail analysis and tongue and pulse diagnosis to asses for mineral deficiencies (For online consult you will need to email photo of tongue)
    • Perform Iridology (for online consult you will need to attach photo of left and right iris)
    • Take your blood pressure
    • May recommend blood or other tests
    • Explain the Naturopathic Causes of your health issues from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective
    • Provide a diagnosis from a Chinese Medical Perspective
    • Prescribe treatment in the terms of diet, (including Chinese dietary therapy), lifestyle, herbal medicine, homeopathy and supplements in the form of an email prescription.
    • Provide ongoing support through www.carahealth.com Online Naturopathic Health Resource and Consultant Services.
    • Face-to-face consultation includes acupuncture according to your Pattern of Disharmony.

    For further details contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • We buy bottled water because we believe it is good for us. However, it is most likely doing more harm than good. All plastic water bottles in Ireland are made from a type of plastic called Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE). 

  • This diet is beneficial to prevent the development of late-onset diabetes, heart disease & obesity. Balance is the key to any diet. This diet does not deprive the body of essential nutrients. The idea of the zone diet is to balance the ratio of carbohydrate, protein & fat.