Ever wondered why that supplement your friend used to help them get to sleep seemed like a miracle cure for them, but then you tried it and did nothing?
That's because the causes of insomnia are many and varied. As are the causes of headaches, IBS, depression, anxiety, acne, hormonal issues etc etc.
This means that buying supplements is not like buying an Oodie -there isn't a one size fits all solution unfortunately! Many factors need to be taken in to account.
For Person A their insomnia could be the result of insufficient melatonin, but for Person B it could be stress related, Person C might have a magnesium deficiency, Person D could have chronic pain and person E might be eating foods that are disrupting their sleep cycle. And that's why the same supplement won't necessarily work for everyone. And that's also why Naturopaths like to really deep dive into your history and ask you about all your different body systems during your consult even if the questions seem completely unrelated to the issue you came in about.
By getting an understanding of your whole body, we can start to build a picture of things that may on the surface seem unrelated, but could in fact be connected and explain a few of the things going on in your body.
A great example is stress - something many of us have experienced a lot of over the last couple of years.
Most of us are aware of the links between stress and mental health issues, but there are lots of other things that stress can impact such as:
- Chronic Pain
- Blood Sugar imbalances
- Changes in cholesterol
- Thyroid function
and the list goes on and on.
That's because our body systems are interconnected - they all work in conjunction with each other to keep us going every day.
And on top of that- we each have our own specific set of genetics that can impact different processes in our body and affect our biochemistry as well - but genetic testing is a post for another day!
If you'd like to learn more about your unique health solutions feel to get in touch on (03) 5977 7342 or book online at www.thenaturalclinic.com.au/bookings