What is a naturopath?

Naturopathy: a distinct system of non-invasive care and health assessment in which neither surgery nor drugs are used, dependence being placed only on education, counseling, natural modalities and natural substances to help stimulate and maintain the individual's intrinsic self-healing processes.

Naturopathic Doctors are trained specialists in a separate and distinct healing art, which uses noninvasive natural medicine. Professional Naturopaths have participated in a specialized course of study in subjects such as anatomy, physiology, counseling, dietary evaluations, nutrition, herbology, acupressure, homeopathy, iridology, sclerology, hydrotherapy, detoxification, oxygen therapy, etc. Naturopaths tailor the healing modality to the needs of the individual with methods that are effective for both chronic and acute problems. Naturopaths cooperate with all branches of medical science, referring individuals to other practitioners as appropriate. In practice, naturopaths perform lifestyle analysis, laboratory testing, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis, muscle or autonomic response testing, and other evaluative procedures. They are trained to use a wide variety of natural methods, which involve the individual in the healing process. Naturopathy is based upon a belief in the body's innate God-given natural ability to heal itself when given an appropriate internal and external healing environment. Naturopaths are not involved in the practice of medicine and do not use drugs or pharmaceuticals, nor do they perform surgery. They have traditionally been referred to as "drugless practitioners." In reality, naturopathy deals with wellness and relief from conditions that are the result of stress whether from mental, spiritual, nutritional, environmental, or physical factors. 

Biblical Naturopathy

Naturopathic Biblical practitioners are trained specialists in a separate and distinct healing art that operates according to Biblical principles.  In addition to traditional natural methods, they have training in prayer, laying on of hands, anointing with oil, inner healing, and the removal of demonic influences. 

Philosophy of Biblical Naturopathy:

  • The God of the Bible (YHWH) is the healer and He desires for all people to be in health. 

  • YWHW uses the natural and the supernatural to restore health. 

  • The body has a God-given innate ability to heal itself and will do so when properly supported and following YHWH’s instructions.

  • Mankind was formed out of the dust of the earth and is therefore inherently connected to the land (nature).

  • YHWH formed man in His image (body, soul, spirit) and that health is a function of these three inter-functioning facets. (This is a statement more about man, not YHWH) 

  • Our bodies are meant to be the temples of the Holy Spirit to be nurtured and protected for His service. (This does not replace the physical temple or it's instructions)

  • It is the professional responsibility of the practitioner to minister wholeness of body, soul, and spirit rather than treat symptoms.

Principles of Biblical Naturopathy:

  • A healthy human body does not contain any poisons in it.

  • Human beings, typically, do not get ill if they lead a natural life and take no poisons in their system

  • They need no poisons to get cured or well when they get ill.

  • If blood is kept pure and vitality preserved, they continue to be healthy; even if they inhale millions of microbes, the disease germs will perish as they cannot thrive in pure blood.

  • If the blood gets impure even a single microbe will propagate millions of its species in the human bodies; even if they do not inhale a single disease germ they will get some disease, with innumerable microbes peculiar to that disease, as microbes are the scavengers of wise Nature.

Naturopathic beliefs we adhere to:

  • The body under normal natural conditions is a self-sustaining organism.

  • The theory of health and disease is based on Nature itself, according to YHWH’s design.

  • The body is governed by definite natural laws with regard to the physical, chemical, biological, physiological, and spiritual basis.

  • Ill-health is, therefore, as a result of a departure, from healthful living out of harmony with nature’s laws – all the laws that YHWH put in motion to govern the universe.

  • To the degree that man adheres to and applies Nature’s beneficial laws (Torah & all other laws of YHWH) to that degree will the body, through its natural inherent powers restore itself to normal. – Blessings or Curses! 

  • Naturopathy is a philosophy, art and science and recognizes the body’s inherent processes of healing, and acts in no way to suppress, antagonize or hinder these vital life forces, but, rather to arouse, assist and cooperate with the body to a restoration to normal. 

  • To this end, naturopathy proceeds as follows; it makes use of healing properties of such natural agencies as air, sunshine, water, light, heat, electricity, manipulations (body adjustments), body massage/energy work, laying on of hands, rest, natural vital foods, organics vitamins & minerals, herbs in conjunction with cleansing and eliminating processes of other physical and mental cultures.

  • Naturopathy does not make use of synthetic or inorganic vitamins or minerals or of drugs, narcotics, surgery, serums, vaccines, anti-toxins, toxoid, injections and inoculations. We only use what YHWH has created not man! 

  • Naturopathy also provides for the prevention of disease and the preservation of health by teaching the basic fundamental laws of natural living and the application in daily life.