Retail Vitamins Vs Consulting a Naturopath

Retail Vitamins Vs Consulting a Naturopath

Over my career I have worked in many roles. From a “vitamin specialist” at a major chemist store, to a health food store and now: to consulting as a Naturopath. Many have asked me why it is worth the time, energy and money consulting with a Naturopath. It can be expensive in the short term, and when many supplements are available over the counter; why consult? 

To find out read below. 

An accurate prescription

Many customers play Russian roulette with supplements. Hear from a friend, see an ad on TV and spend moderate to large amounts on supplements or herbs that they may, or may not need. A good consulting Naturopath will find just what you need. This is based on your overall presenting symptom and a consultation. This leads to less time, energy and money in the long term.

Consult with a professional, and get professional results.

Someone who listens

A consulting Naturopath will not hear your story just sell a product. They will listen to your story in order for you to find true healing. A consulting Naturopath will create an environment to foster healing, growth and when needed – changes. 

Consult with a professional and feel listened to, not just heard.

Your own prescription

Only a qualified Naturopath in a professional environment can create a medicine made for you, and given to you. Herbal Medicines can be made on the spot and to your individual needs. This involves the art of blending, mixing and measuring Herbal Medicines and both science and art. This is best after a consult. 

Your professional prescription: giving you professional results.

Practitioner Products

Practitioner products are high quality, industry made supplements and herbs. Many are becoming more and more available over the counter. While this is true, it is not just the quality, but also the prescription itself that will create results. This involves time, energy and a consultation. Not just a great supplement.

Practitioner products create results, but are not a one size fits all. 

It is a pleasure to see each client in Clinic, the above mentioned pounts help me get the most out of my time in Clinic, and help you get results. 

Thank you for joining us this week, we look forward to seeing you next week on our Blog!

Final:

By Jeremy Brown, Naturopath

(Adv. Dip. Nat.)

Looking to cut out the middle-man to save a dollar on supplements? Wonder why you should take the time to see a Naturopath?

Wonder no more.

Intro

This Blog will look at the scope of practice of retail supplements and naturopathic consultations. So why to buy, and when to consult. With their strengths and weaknesses. 

My work history

Over my career I have worked in many roles. From a “vitamin specialist” at a major chemist, to many commercial and professional health food stores and now to consulting as a Naturopath. Many have asked me why it is worth the time, energy and money to consult with a Naturopath. It can be expensive in the short term, with Natural Medicine not covered by Medicare, and when many supplements are available over the counter; why consult?

To find out read below.

An accurate prescription

Many customers play “Russian roulette” with supplements. Hear from a friend, see an ad on TV and spend moderate to large amounts on supplements that they may, or may not need. A good consulting Naturopath will find out actually what you need. This is based on your overall presenting symptoms and a consultation. While this can take sometime, it takes out the guess work out and in the end leads to less time, energy and money. But its not always that easy to invest time and money in seeing a Naturopath.

So, in self limiting and acute problems (e.g.: colds and flu): retail supplements have a place.

Functional/chronic disease or “they just can’t fix me”: consult with a Naturopath.

Someone who listens

A good consulting Naturopath will not just hear your story to sell a product. They will listen to your story in order for you to find true healing. A consulting Naturopath will create an environment to foster healing, growth and when needed – changes. This can be with either diet, lifestyle, or supplements. This too can also take time is both an art and science.

Consult with a professional and feel listened to, not just heard.

Your own prescription

Only a qualified Naturopath in a professional environment can create a medicine made for you, and prescribed to you. Herbal Medicines can be made after a consultation and to your individual needs. This involves the art of blending, mixing and measuring Herbal Medicines that are both science and art. The best results come often after a consultation and can help lead to lasting change.

Though it can take time.

Your professional prescription: giving you professional/lasting results.

And best when you have “tried it all”.

Practitioner Products

Practitioner products are high quality, industry made supplements and herbs. Many are becoming more and more available over the counter though. While this is true, it is not just the quality, but as mentioned the accuracy of the prescription itself that will create results. This can often involve some time, energy and a consultation.

Not just a great supplement.

Practitioner products create results, but are not a “one size fits all.”

Even if the latest commercial says so.

Conclusion 

So there you have it. Supplements may cut out the middle man, and can at times help, but a true Naturopathic consultation involves many factors. And not just supplements, even if they are “Practitioner Only”.

It is a pleasure to see each client in Clinic, and the above mentioned points help me get the most out of their time in Clinic, giving you results.

If you are interest in a consultation: click here.

Thank you for joining us this week, we look forward to seeing you next week on our Blog!

Yours in health,

Jeremy Brown

Naturopathic practitioner and principal at Brown’s Wellbeing Centre.

www.brownswellbeingcentre.com.au

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