Dr Saskia H. Kloppenburg Vieth
Consultant in General Internal Medicine and Specialist in Complementary Cancer Care
MBBS, MRCIM (Spain), MSc Homeopathy, MFHom, Master practitioner in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming, MSc in Nutrition
(GMC reg. number: 7541548)
Integrative medicine Doctor and Holistic Medicine Practitioner
Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Natural Medicine and Integrative Medicine, Is there a difference?
Healthcare terms like functional medicine, holistic, integrative and natural medicine can be very confusing. Although they are being used interchangeably, they are in fact quite different.
Holistic medicine is a form of healing based on the belief that the body can heal itself. This is achieved by not only treating the symptoms as you would in traditional medicine but also treating the underlying causes of these symptoms. Holistic medicine practitioners consider the whole person, for example, they take into account the physical emotional and spiritual state of the person.
Calcium is a mineral which is paramount for the correct functioning of our body. The most well known fact is it is crucial for our bones and teeth. But it also plays a huge rol in muscle and nerve functions, in cellular division, in clotting……in short, essential for good health!
Here are some interesting data about vitamin C, some may surprise you:
Onions are rich in vitamins B and C, and minerals. They contain enzymes which help to eliminate the toxins and free radicals, and maintaining the bowel flora in balance. Their glucoquinin helps to lower the sugar level in our blood. In addition, they contribute to the well functioning of our immune system due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Tomatoes are originally from South America and they were imported by C. Columbus after discovering America.
They are rich in vitamins C and E, carotenoids (beta carotenoids, lutein, betacriptoxantin and lycopene), flavonoids (quercetin and naringenin),...
It is well known that our thoughts have a paramount influence in the biochemical atmosphere of our body. For example, imagine the smell of your favourite meal….its taste… its texture in you mouth while you are chewing it… You can see how the production of saliva increases instantly!