Practicing naturopath physician Dr. Joanne Conaway, who rejected the conventional approach of treating symptoms with pharmaceuticals, discussed what she believes are more effective methods of restoring health. Doctors typically don't try to make people well using nutrition because they can't write out a prescription for it, she remarked. She argues that a healthy gut and microbiome promotes normal gastrointestinal function and provides protection from infection. Regarding the rise in hip and joint replacements, she said that many cases are related to obesity, as well as nutrition problems brought on by eating the wrong foods such as gluten products, and GMOs.
For dealing with high blood pressure, losing excess weight, and taking calcium and magnesium supplements can be helpful, she advised. There are many benefits to getting exercise through walking, she continued, as it stimulates cardiovascular flow, and burns up fat. Drinking ice water impacts the digestive system, so it's better to drink water minimally chilled or at room temperature, she noted. Conaway also detailed how taking a whiff of black pepper essential oil will sometimes reduce or stop addictive cravings.